Oyo suspected serial killer murders woman shortly after escape

Sunday Shodipe, serial killer who escaped police custody in Oyo
Tochi Juliet

The Oyo suspected serial killer Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from police custody, has killed another woman in the community.

The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday when the killer sneaked into the room of a woman identified as Funmilayo (Iya Ibeji) and smashed her head with an object believed to be a cutlass.

According to Sahara reporters, A friend of the victim was said to have alerted neighbours, who rushed her to a private hospital, where they stitched her head but later referred her to the University College Hospital because of the severity of the injuries.

She was later rejected in the hospital because there are not enough bed space.

Medinat Amusat, a friend to the victim who spoke to Journalists, said, "We were together outside the house around 12:00 pm before we went to take our bath. 

When I finished taking my bath around 3:00 pm, and I came out to cook, but suddenly the children in the compound came and told me that snake had bitten Iya Ibeji.

I rushed to her room, and I saw her in the pool of her blood with her face wrapped with cotton and blood was still gushing out from her head. I quickly raised the alarm and called the neighbours, and we rushed her to a private hospital." 

Barakat's father, whose daughter was also a victim of the serial killer's attack, who also rushed to the scene of the incident, narrated how a relative told him that he sighted Shodipe.

He said, "A relative called me that Shodipe was sighted at Akinyele Elewure Market, but I said that is not possible. But when they insisted that they saw him, I have to go there by myself.

When I got there, he has left, but those who saw him showed me his picture on their phones.

I went to meet the king Alakinyele of Akinyele. I narrated the story meanwhile the king could not believe my story too until he put a phone call to a senior police officer in Iyaganku police station who confirmed to him that the suspect has escaped from their custody three days back." 

The situation led to a protest in the area on Sunday morning by residents.

No fewer than eight persons were killed in a similar circumstance in the area.

Mr. Sunday Shodipe, the suspected Ibadan serial killer who escaped from police custody

The suspect Shodipe had earlier been arrested in connection with a series of killings in Akinyele local government area of the state.

He and two others were paraded last month in connection with killings of Barakat Bello, Azeezat Shomuyiwa and others.

Oyo State Police Command on Sunday made the announcement, warning the public to take caution.

The command gave the warning via a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi.

Fadeyi said that Shodipe escaped after he had been charged to court.

He implored the general public to be on the lookout and immediately inform officers and men of the Command if Shodipe is sighted.

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