The suspected Ibadan serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, has revealed how he escaped from police custody after he was first arrested.
Sunday Shodipe, who was reported to have escaped from Police custody, has been rearrested by operatives of the Oyo State police command.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed his rearrest on Sunday, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.
The suspect told the Police that he escaped after a new Divisional Police Officer, deployed to the station allowed an officer he identified as Funsho to allow him to take his bath.
He said he ran away despite warnings from the police officer.
Shodipe said he escaped when he saw that the officer was discussing with another person and was not paying attention to him.
“The new female DPO asked officer Funsho to allow me take my bath. He cautioned me not to try to escape when I am taking my bath.
“I escaped when I saw him discussing with another person. I climbed the borehole pole and jumped the fence. The people living in the area saw me when I escaped but they did not raise any alarm.”
Shodipe (19), who is suspected to have killed about six women at Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, escaped from the Mokola police station on Tuesday, August 11.
Earlier, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had ordered the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Enwonwu, to find Sunday Shodipe, the alleged serial killer after his escape.
The 19-year-old was arrested in connection with the killing and rape of one Barakat Bello and paraded in July along with two others.
The police named him as a prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State.
It would also be recalled that two officers, including an inspector, in connection with the escape were earlier arrested.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammeed Adamu had ordered the immediate re-arrest of the suspect after news broke he escaped from detention.