The Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command on Sunday said the suspected killers of six residents in Akinyele Local Government, Sunday Shodipe who escaped from police custody has been rearrested by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who confirmed the arrest on telephone said, “we have re-arrested the suspect who escaped from our custody.”
Recall the Oyo State Government and Inspector General of Police had given marching orders to the Oyo State Commissioner of Police to get the notorious killer arrested.
The news of Shodipe’s re-arrest was also confirmed by a top principal officer at the Oyo State House of Assembly.
In another development, the caretaker chairman Akinyele Local Government, Hon Taoreed Jimoh Adedigba confirmed that the prime suspect was arrested this Sunday at Iwo Road by a group with support by tactical team that had once worked with the Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Makinde, Fatai Owoseni in Akure.
Jimoh posited that special prayers were offered in Akinyele on Saturday by traditionalists who performed different rites, Muslim clerics offered their prayers while Christian Association of Nigeria, Akinyele chapter also held fasting and prayer. He commended Governor Seyi Makinde for this great feat. “As I speak to you, there is massive jubilation by residents of our LG, they are commending Makinde on this welcome development.”
He added that the five hundred thousand naira (500,000) promised by OYSG and police would be paid to the group by Tuesday. He pledged that his council would also compensate the group.