Police places N500, 000 reward on Ibadan serial killer suspect Shodipe




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The Oyo State Police Command has announced a N500, 000 reward for any member of the public that is able to provide useful information that can lead to the rearrest of the serial killer in Ibadan, Sunday Shodipe.

The has attracted attention since he escaped from police custody last week.

Journalists in Oyo State and joint campus union leaders in the state are among groups that have protested his escape, describing it as unacceptable.


Shodipe is believed to have murdered at least three persons, including two students, in Akinyele area of from May to July.

He was arrested, paraded and arraigned thereafter on July 17. But the court ordered him remanded in police custody instead of correctional custody due to COVID-19 preventive measures. He escaped on August 11.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a on Thursday, implored members of the public to cooperate with the police by volunteering useful information that can help rearrest Shodipe. He urged anyone with useful information on Shodipe to report to the nearest or contact the police command on 08035632410 or 07066003536.

The Nation