After Unleashing terror on many inhabitants living in Akinyele local government in particular and the Oyo state in general, and having escaped from lawful custody and was being paraded, Sunday Shodipe has now been placed with a bounty of five hundred thousand Naira for anyone who knows his whereabouts, not only that, monarchs in Akinyele where series of killing is being reported have now resorted to spiritual call in other that the serial killer is being rearrested.
In an interview with journalists, two traditional rulers in council, the Oniroko of Iroko, Oba Olasunkanmi Abioye and Alakinyele of Akinyele, oba James Odeniran said they were going spiritual to fish out the suspects from wherever he is hiding
Explaining Further, Oba Abioye told newsmen that they are going to make some sacrifices.
“We believe that after the sacrifices, we will fish him out. With the power of God, he will use his legs to come out, as God will accept the sacrifices and make it possible for us to fish him out”.
“Our hunters are scattered all over, searching for him. They are working assiduously now. We believe that if he has certain powers, sacrifices will destroy those powers.
“I felt embarrassed because we didn’t expect that the Oyo State Police Command can do such thing to the public because we depended on them seriously. The commissioner of Police and his officers are working hard with our hunters to get this boy.
“So, when I heard that he escaped from the cell, it was very embarrassing to the traditional council in Ibadan land. We are not happy with it.
“I want to appeal to our governor not to take this lightly. He should come up with a strong decision with the federal government and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.
“He committed the first offence in Akinyele town, but he doesn’t stay there. He started committing the offence in Akinyele town before he went round the local government.”
On his part, Oba Odeniran added: “We are doing everything possible to fish him out. Our local hunters, Agbekoya, Soluderu and OPC are out there searching for him. We are also going traditional and performing some sacrifices to ensure we fish him
“It was around that time that Barakat’s father came to me, saying his brother sighted the serial killer (Shodipe) that killed his daughter somewhere around Elewure here in Akinyele town. I thought it could not be true, believing there was no way he could have escaped.
“At that point, I sent two of my palace boys to go and confirm if truly he was sighted at Elewure. But alas, when they came back, they confirmed that he even drank tea at Elewure.
“As soon as he left Elewure, he passed through the road that leads to the house of the woman that was killed. People said he was the one that killed the last woman, but they were confused as to whether he was actually the one or not because the Police had not declared him wanted. Some even challenged him, asking if he was the one that committed those acts and he answered in affirmative.
“By that time, the problem became who would bell the cat. And nobody came to tell me; I heard about it later, if I were told, I would have ordered my hunters to get him arrested. What I did was that I gathered all the hunters, OPC and other people connected with security to search for him. They were there, but they could not find him.”
The 19-year-old Shodipe, who was paraded by the Oyo State Police Command last month, escaped from the Mokola Police State, where he was remanded, last week.
Various efforts are being made to re-arrest him, including the dispatch of crack detectives to the state by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), a marching order by Governor Seyi Makinde and a N500, 000 bounties for his arrest.
In a statement made available to urban Express-News Online through the Oyo State Police Public relation officer, Sp Olugbenga Fadeyi said the commissioner of police Joe Nwachukwu wishes to state that handsome reward of five hundred thousand Naira awaits whoever gives useful information for the arrest of the suspected serial killer at Akinyele local government Area of Oyo state.
Sp Fadeyi said the 19-year-old Sunday Shodipe who was arrested and paraded at the Oyo state police command on 17th of July 2020 was later escaped from lawful custody on 11th August 2020
“Consequently, the general public is hereby implored to arrest and immediately hand him over to the nearest police station for necessary action”
He said the command can be contacted on the following 08035632410 and 07066003536