October 31, 2020

Police Re-Arrests Ibadan Serial Killer Over Another New Killings

The 19-year-old serial killer, Sunday Shodipe re-arrested by the Oyo State Police Command, said a herbalist detained with him at the police cell advised him to escape to shed more blood to appease spirits tormenting the herbalist.

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, has remanded one Sunday Shodipe, 19, at Abolongo Correctional Centre over alleged killing of one Funmilayo Oladeji in Akinyele, Ibadan.

Newsmen report that Shodipe, a resident of Akinyele area, Ibadan, was charged with one – count charge of murder.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi who did not take his plea, ordered him to be remanded at the Correctional Centre, pending advice from the state Ministry of Justice.

She adjourned the case till Oct. 26, for mention.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Salewa Ahmed told the court that Shodipe on Aug. 13, at about 2:30 p.m in Moniya area of Akinyele Local Government Area(LGA), allegedly caused the death of Oladeji, 45, by allegedly hitting her with a plank on her forehead.

He said the offence contravened section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

Newsmen report that Shodipe had earlier confessed to the killing of five persons, including Barakat, a student of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan,

The accused was apprehended along with others and remanded at a police station, before he escaped from custody and caused the death of the woman the same day, before he was re- arrested and re- arraigned.

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