Shodipe Remands At Abolongo Correctional Centre As Court Awaits Advice From State Ministry Of Justice


An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered that Sunday Shodipe, an alleged serial killer, be remanded at Abolongo Correctional Centre for killing one Funmilayo Oladeji in Akinyele, Ibadan.

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Shodipe, a resident of Akinyele area, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder.

The Senior Magistrate, Patricia Adetuyibi, who did not take his plea, ordered him to be remanded at the correctional centre pending advice from the state ministry of justice. She adjourned the case till October 26, for mention

The prosecutor, Salewa Ahmed, told the court that Shodipe, on August 13, at about 2:30p.m. in Moniya area of Akinyele Local Government Area, allegedly caused the death of Oladeji, aged 45, by hitting her with a plank on her forehead.

Ahmed said that the offence contravenes section 316 and is punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The accused was arrested alongside others and remanded at a police station after his earlier arraignment. He, however, escaped from custody and killed another woman on the same day, before he was re-arrested and re-arraigned