The Oyo state police command has given details of how serial killer Sunday Shodipe was re-arrested on Saturday in Ibadan.
Reports indicated that Sunday Shodipe who escaped from police custody after series of killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo state was apprehended on Sunday morning in the ever busy Bodija market in Ibadan metropolis.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday afternoon in Ibadan, Public Relations Officer (PPO), of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said apart from the five hundred thousand naira bounty that was placed on his head after he had escaped on the 11th of August, intelligence provided by the public facilitated the re-arrest of the youngster.
“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” he said.
The Command resolved to continue to rejig its security architecture for maximum protection of lives and properties of the good people of Oyo State while he sternly warned criminal elements who wants to hibernate in Oyo State to relocate as the Police in Oyo Police Command was battle ready to crush any individual or groups bent on disturbing the relative peace and tranquility being enjoyed by the people of Oyo State.