Oyo serial killer: Students protest over his escape

Angry students who stormed the police headquarter in Oyo in protest over escape of a serial killer Sunday Shodipe
Tochi Juliet

Students from different tertiary institutions in Oyo State, on Wednesday, protested against the escape of a serial killer who was arrested in connection with the killings of some innocent citizens in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Shodipe is a suspect of serial killings in the state. Reports have it that he is the killer of Barakat Bello, Azeezat Shomuyiwa including a five-year-old boy.

Clacified reported earlier that he was arrested and later escaped and killed another woman within 48hours of his escape.

The students led by Tope Adewolu, in protest against the escape of the suspect, stormed the Police Headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.

The students stormed the entrance of the command headquarters with placards and blocked the Jericho/Eleyele road while demanding to see the commissioner.

Students speaking during the protest said they believed that a man that was arrested for the murder of at least three students, should not have escaped so cheaply from police custody.

They said students in Oyo State wanted him rearrested and prosecuted accordingly.

“We are here to show our grievances over incessant rape and brutal killing in Akinyele. We were happy when the police arrested the criminal. He was paraded at the police headquarters here and later taken to court.

We learnt that because of COVID-19, he was kept in police custody instead of prison. But we were shocked to hear a few days ago that the criminal had escaped.

After his escape, we heard of another murder in the same Akinyele. How can they claim that a 19-year old criminal escaped from their custody?”

The spokesman of the police while addressing them said the command was doing everything possible to get Shodipe rearrested as soon as possible.

He assured them that the suspect would be back in police custody soonest.

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