Woman Killed In Ibadan After Serial Murder Suspect, Shodipe, Fled Police Custody
The Oyo State Police Command now has blood in its hands after a fresh murder was committed in the Akinyele area of Ibadan, the capital.
A middle-aged woman, Mrs Olufunmilayo, was macheted to death on Friday, with Shodipe suspected as the killer, as the killing bore his imprimatur.
The latest murder infuriated youths in the area to stage a protest against the police.
Now the police have confirmed that indeed, Shodipe escaped from their custody and have asked residents to help with information to re-arrest him.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Nwachukwu Enwonwu, in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the embarrassing escape, which happened on 11 August.
“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc wishes to state that, the prime suspect in the serial killings at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan of Oyo State, one Sunday Shodipe ‘m’ 19 years who was arrested and paraded along with two others at the Oyo State Police Command on 17th July 2020 and later charged to court but remanded in Police custody escaped from lawful custody on 11/08/2020.”
“Consequent upon this, the CP wishes to implore the general public to be on the lookout, arrest and immediately inform the Officers and men of the Command when sighted for immediate handing over for further action.”
“He further seizes this opportunity to appeal to any member of the public with credible information as to the whereabouts of the assailant not to hesitate in passing same to the Oyo State Police Command to assist in the apprehension of the offender who is now at large.”
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