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UPDATE: Suspected Ibadan Serial Killer Moved to SARS Custody


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Sunday Sodipe, the rearrested 19-year-old prime suspect in the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area Oyo State who had escaped from police custody, has been moved to a detention facility at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Dugbe area of Ibadan, the state capital.

 A top security source hinted Scudnews that the suspect was relocated to the dreaded SARS facility shortly after he was rearrested. He said a tight security cordon has been woven around Sodipe, now labeled a “high profile” detainee, who was rearrested at about 1.30pm on Sunday.

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 He had escaped from custody at the divisional police headquarters at Mokola, Ibadan, at about on Tuesday, August 11, and was rearrested at about 1.30pm on Sunday, August 23, igniting jubilation by officers and men of the state police command.

It was learnt that Sodipe was the only person among the suspects in police custody in connection to the serial killings that was moved to the SARS detention facility, while the rest are being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), in Ibadan, a short distance from the SARS office.

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Meanwhile the outcome of the Orderly Room trial of the Charge Room Officer (CRO) and the station guard, both Inspectors of Police, suspected to have been involved in Sodipe’s escape at the Mokola police divisional headquarter, alongside the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), is being awaited from the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 11.

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In the same vein, the state commissioner of police is said to be awaiting further directives on a query issued to the DCO Mokola division being a superior police officer (SPO), over Sodipe’s escape. He was alleged to have granted permission to the two Non Commissioned Officers –the CRO and station guard, to release the suspect for a bath, paving the way for his escape.

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