Crime and Security

Red alert! 19-year-old serial killer on the loose from police custody in Ibadan

Police re-arrest escapee Oyo serial killer


A suspected serial killer, 19-year-old, Sunday Shodipe has escaped detention from a police station in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The Oyo State Police Command announced that Shodipe, was a prime suspect in connection with the serial ritual killings of over five persons in Akinyele, Moniya in Ibadan. He was paraded before newsmen on July 17

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, made this known to newsmen through a statement released by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Sunday, August 16.

Shodipe was said to have escaped from police custody on August 11.

The statement in part reads;

”The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that, the prime suspect in the serial killings at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan of Oyo State, one Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19 years who was arrested and paraded along with two others at the Oyo State Police Command on 17th July, 2020 and later charged to court but remanded in Police custody escaped from lawful custody on 11/08/2020.

“Consequent upon this, the CP wishes to implore the general public to be on the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the Officers and men of the Command when sighted for immediate handing over for further action.

“He further seizes this opportunity to appeal to any member of the public with credible information as to the where about of the assailant not to hesitate in passing same to the Oyo State Police Command to assist in the apprehension of the offender who is now at large.”

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