Sunday Shodipe, the serial killer in Oyo State, who escaped from police custody on 11th August 2020, has been rearrested.
He was re-arrested at the Bodija area of Ibadan, the State Capital on Sunday, 23rd August 2020.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Police Command, made the arrest.
It would be recalled that In July 2020, Shodipe was arrested in connection with a series of killings in Akinyele local government area of the state.
He is alleged to have murdered four women and a 10-year-old boy in the area of the state.
On July 17, 2020, he was paraded at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters. Shodipe was paraded together with two other accomplices including his purported master, Mr Adedokun Yunusa (herbalist) in connection with the killings.
Shodipe said he got N3000 (less than $8) and food for all the persons he murdered.
However, on 11th August 2020, he escaped from the custody of the Oyo state’s police command.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has commended the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu and his Team for a job well done.
He equally expressed his sincere appreciation to the citizens for their support and understanding while the manhunt for the rearrested Shodipe lasted.
Also, the IGP has warned against any form of complacency on the part of the operatives of the Oyo State Police Command. The police boss stressed that all hands must be on deck to bring the case to a positive and successful closure.