The efforts of community policing combined with spiritual sacrifices were responsible for the rearrest of fugitive alleged serial murder suspect, Sunday Shodipe, who had earlier escaped from police custody and declared wanted by the authorities
Penpushing reports that, this was made known following new fresh fact on how the alleged 19 old murderer was rearrested in Bodija area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital on Sunday, which revealed that, local hunters were responsible for the arrest.
The caretaker chairman of Akinyele Local Government, Taoreed Adedigba, while confirming added that local hunters alongside a group led by Isaac Bamidele from Akure, Ondo State carried out the operations to rearrest Shodipe.
Penpushing further reports that, Adedigba said the group and hunters combed Ibadan communities for days for the suspect, adding that spiritual sacrifices were also rendered on Saturday by traditionalists who performed different rites while Muslim and Christian associations in Akinyele area also contributed their quota.
The chairman disclosed that after the arrest of Shodipe, he was handed over to the police stating further that the N500,000 reward promised for recapturing of the suspect would be paid before the end of the week.
Penpushing also reports that, earlier the Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi said concerted efforts from police teams and credible information from public spirited residents eventually led to the re-arrest of the suspect.
The police spokesman reaffirmed the state’s police command’s resolve to continue to rejig security architecture for maximum protection of lives and properties of the good people of the state.