Sunday Shodipe, the suspect who escaped from Police custody in Ibadan, has been re-arrested.
In a Press statement on Sunday, Police authorities announced the re-arrest of the suspect.
It will be recalled that Shodipe escaped from lawful custody on 11th of August 2020 but re-arrested 12 days later.
Shodipe is the prime suspect in serial rapings and killings that happened at Akinyele area of Ibadan.
While he escaped, a NGN500, 000.00 bounty was placed on his head by police authorities for anyone with information that would facilitate his re-arrest.
Shodipe’s re-arrest was effected by operatives of the Nigeria Police from Bodija in Ibadan.
The re-arrest was conveyed in a release to the Press by the Nigeria Police on Sunday, signed by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The full release is shown below:
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Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.3/6
Date: 23rd August, 2020
The Director of News
SUSPECTED OYO SERIAL KILLER, SUNDAY SHODIPE, BACK IN POLICE CUSTODY
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Police Command, have 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 at the Bodija area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.
It would be recalled that the erstwhile fugitive is a prime suspect in multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,mni while commending the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu and his Team for a job well done, equally expressed his sincere appreciation to the citizens for their support and understanding while the manhunt for the rearrested Shodipe lasted.
Meanwhile, the IGP has 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.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER