Alleged “Sunday Shodipe” re-arrest, a case of mistaken identity – Alakinyele

The Alakinyele of Akinyele, Oba James Odediran has cleared the air on the alleged re-arrest of Sunday Shodipe, a suspect in the serial ritual killings in Akinyele Local Government, Moniya.

Sunday Shodipe was arrested about two months ago but later escaped from police custody last week.

According to Oba Odediran, some residents of Akinyele arrested a man believed to be Sunday in the early hours of Tuesday but when the arrested person was brought to his palace, it was discovered that the person was not the “Sunday” that is on the police wanted list.

Oba Odediran said since Sunday escaped, his photograph had been distributed to residents for easy identification whenever he was seen.

The traditional ruler while stating that the arrested man mistaken for Sunday had been identified to be Jelili.

“When we compared his face with the picture of Sunday they were not alike.” Oba Odediran.

The Alakinyele said Jelili was later whisked away through back door of the palace and handed over to police at the Moniya Divisional Station for further investigations.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed that the suspect had been transferred to the Police Headquarters, Eleyele, for necessary assessment.

Mr Fadeyi added that the press would be duly informed on further developments on the matter.

Olalekan Olayiwola

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