The prime suspect in the series of ritual killings at the Akinyele Local government Area of Oyo State, Sunday Sodipe, has been re-arrested by the police.
The re-arrest of the fugitive serial killer was disclosed by the Oyo State Public Relations Officer in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Sunday.
Recall that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had dispatched additional investigative aids to the state to track down the serial killer.
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Sunday Shodipe, a suspected serial killer who was alleged to have connection with several ritual killings of people at the Akinyele area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, had earlier escaped from the police custody.
This was announced by the Oyo State Police Command via a statement.
However, the police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement, said, “The IGP, who condemned the unfortunate escape from the lawful custody of the suspect, has directed the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, to intensify efforts and ensure the prompt re-arrest of the fleeing suspect.
“The CP has also been directed to speed up investigations into the circumstances that led to the escape of the suspect. All persons indicted in the escape are to be identified and made to face the wrath of the law.”