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BREAKING: OYO POLICE REARRESTS WANTED SERIAL KILLER, SUNDAY SHODIPE

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Suspected Ibadan serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from Police custody has been rearrested by operatives of the Oyo State Police command.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the development to the press.

SP Fadeyi said: “The suspect has been rearrested and is currently in Police custody.”

Shodipe (19), who is suspected to have killed about six women at Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, escaped from the Mokola Police station on Tuesday, August 11.

This prompted a wave of protests against the police, but the state Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, had assured that everything had been put in place to ensure the rearrest of the suspect.

Shodipe was rearrested in the home of his grandmother in Ojoo area of Ibadan.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Muhammned Adamu earlier sent crack team of detectives to complement the efforts of the officers of Oyo State command after Shodipe escaped from custody

Just last Thursday, a N500,000 bounty was placed on Shodipe’s head by the Police.

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE

Telegraphic Address                                                         THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
 PRESSPOL IBADAN                                                      POLICE STATE HEADQUARTERS
Email:-oyostatepolicecommand@live.com                         ELEYELE,
                                                                                     IBADAN.
In Reply please quote            
AZ: 5250/OY/PPRO/VOL. 5/164                                                     23rd August, 2020

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POLICE PRESS RELEASE
RE-ARREST OF  SUNDAY SHODIPE ‘M’ 19YRS OLD
A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER AT AKINYELE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, MONIYA IBADAN OYO STATE
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to inform the general public that the prime suspect in the serial killings at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan, Oyo State, Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ a 19yrs old who escaped from lawful custody on 11th August, 2020 has been re-arrested today 23rd August, 2020 at about 1030hrs at Bodija Area of Ibadan and presently in Police custody.
The arrest of Sunday Shodipe was made possible through human intelligence and collaborative efforts of members of the public. It can be recalled that the Commissioner of Police implored the general public to be on his lookout, arrest and immediately inform the officers and men of the Command when sighted for immediate handing over for further action. Sequel to this, Police Tactical teams including Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), personnel from State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku Ibadan, (CID), Swift Response Squad (SRS), State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Anti-kidnapping Squad (AKS), Skynet Squad, Puff Adder, e.t.c. were all deployed for his manhunt. Through concerted efforts from these teams and credible information from the good spirited members of the public, this eventually yielded result and the culprit who has been hiding and evading Police arrest was arrested at Bodija Area of Ibadan.
The Commissioner of Police further use this medium to thank the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, the Government and people of Oyo State, the Traditional leaders, leaders of thought, political leaders, and the general public for their patience and understanding. He reiterated the Command’s resolve to continue to rejig our security architecture for maximum protection of lives and properties of the good people of Oyo State while he sternly warns criminal elements who wants to hibernate in Oyo State to relocate as the Police in Oyo Police Command is battle ready to crush any individual or groups who is bent on disturbing the relative peace and tranquility being enjoyed by the good people of Oyo State.
Finally, he urged all the citizens of Oyo State to go about their lawful businesses without any fear, threat or intimidation from any group or individuals whatsoever, while the Oyo Police Command will not relent in the performance of its professional constitutional responsibilities of the protection of lives and properties of the good people of Oyo State.  
    
          SP.  Fadeyi Olugbenga
           Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police
                                                   Oyo State Command

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