– Revelations have been made on what method was used to re-arrest Sunday Shodipe, the wanted criminal in Oyo
– Local hunters claimed that they had to perform some spiritual sacrifices with the help of traditional leaders in Ibadan
– The hunters also said that they worked with communities in the state capital before they got hold of Shodipe
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Reports have emerged as to how Sunday Shodipe, the serial killer in Oyo state, was re-arrested after he escaped from police custody in Ibadan.
According to Premium Times, Shodipe was traced and caught by local hunters on Sunday, August 23.
Confirming the development, Taoreed Adedigba, the caretaker chairman of Akinyele local government area in the state, revealed that the re-arrest of the wanted criminal came through the joint efforts of the hunters and some communities in Ibadan.
According to him, getting hold of the suspect was no easy feat as hunters combed Ibadan communities for days looking for him.
Even more, Adedigba revealed that spiritual sacrifices were carried out by traditional leaders in Akinyele while Muslim and Christian associations played their own part.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Shodipe had finally opened up on how he escaped from the police custody hours after he was rearrested by the Oyo state police command.
Speaking on how he escaped from custody, Shodipe said his escape was perfected when he was taken out by a police officer to have his bath.
Shodipe, who had confessed to being responsible for the ritual killing in Akinyele axis of Ibadan, said he ran away when the police officer monitoring him was engrossed in a discussion “with another person.”
“The new female DPO asked officer Funsho to allow me take my bath. He cautioned me not to try to escape when I am taking my bath.
“I escaped when I saw him discussing with another person. I climbed the borehole pole and jumped the fence. The people living in the area saw me when I escaped but they did not raise any alarm,” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde had given the order for the rearrest of the wanted 19-year-old ritual murderer.
Makinde gave the marching orders on Wednesday, August 19, through his special adviser on security, Fatai Owoseni, emphasising that the arrest of Shodipe must be made a top priority.
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