Court remands Ibadan serial killer over another killing

Court remands Ibadan serial killer over another killing

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, has remanded Sunday Shodipe, 19, at Abolongo Correctional Centre for allegedly killing Funmilayo Oladeji in Akinyele, Ibadan.


Shodipe, a resident of the Akinyele neighbourhood of Ibadan, was charged with one-count charge of murder.


The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, who did not take his plea, ordered him to be remanded at the Correctional Centre, pending legal advice from Oyo State Ministry of Justice.


She adjourned the case till Oct. 26 for mention.


The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Salewa Ahmed, told the court that Shodipe on Aug. 13, at about 2:30 p.m., in Moniya area of Akinyele Local Government Area(LGA), allegedly killed Oladeji, 45, by allegedly hitting her forehead with a plank.


He said the offence contravened Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.


Shodipe had earlier confessed to the killing of five persons, including Barakat, a student of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan,


The accused was apprehended along with others and remanded at a police station, before he escaped from custody and caused the death of the woman the same day.


He was later re-arrested and re-arraigned.

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