The police re-arrested the alleged serial killer in Oyo State’s Akinyele Local Government Zone, Sunday Shodipe on Sunday.
Police command spokesperson Olugbenga Fadeyi in Ibadan on Sunday announced that the suspect, 19, is back in custody.
The construction brought hope to the area’s residents, who warned he would not be able to flee again.
In an interview, Mr Hammed Olalekan, President of the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association, noted that the serial killer must be held in safe custody to avoid a reoccurrence of his escape.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, commended the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, and his team for re-arresting the suspect.
The statement read partly, “The Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Police Command, has re-arrested the notorious murder suspect, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from lawful custody on 11th August, 2020. He was re-arrested today, Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 by police operatives in the Bodija area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.”
“The IGP warned against any form of complacency on the part of the operatives of the Oyo State Police Command, stressing that all hands must be on deck to bring the case to a positive and successful closure.”
When asked whether the suspect would be transferred to Abuja and who would be charged by the police for the N500,000 ransom on Shodipe’s arrest, Fadiye said the CP would brief journalists on the matter in the next two days.
Soludero Hunters’ chief, Nurein Ajijolanabai, noted that the group of hunters helped to re-arrest Shodipe from police.
Ajijolaanabi further claimed that his boys led a team of policemen to the suspect’s grandma’s residence in the Ibadan area of Bodija where he was re-arrested.
Ajijolaanabi said the hunters were indifferent to the N500,000 bounty placed on the suspect. earn money
He announced that, because of their willingness to rid the society of criminals, he and his members supported police.
He stated, “The boy has mentioned some names and the police and my boys are searching for those he mentioned.”
“We are not even asking the police for the N500,000 bounty, but we won’t reject it if they give us. We are doing what we are doing because we want our communities to be free of criminals.”
“The DPO of the Ojoo Police Station contacted us and some of our boys led them to where he was re-arrested at Bodija.”