Speaking with newsmen after his rearrest on Sunday, the suspect said that he escaped the after a female Divisional Police Officer, who was recently deployed to the station, ordered one officer (Funsho) to allow him to take his bath.
Shodipe said he ran away despite warnings from the police officer who had warned him not to make any attempt to escape while taking his bath.
The 19-year-old suspected serial killer said he escaped when he saw that the officer was discussing with another person and was not paying attention to him.
“The new female DPO asked officer Funsho to allow me take my bath. He cautioned me not to try to escape when I am taking my bath.
“I escaped when I saw him discussing with another person. I climbed the borehole pole and jumped the fence. The people living in the area saw me when I escaped but they did not raise any alarm,” Shodipe said.
KanyiDaily had reported that Shodipe was rearrested on Sunday followinga massive manhunt by traditionalists after he escaped from the Mokola Police Station where he was detained.
prior to his rearrest, the police had placed a bounty of N500,000 for anyone with useful information that could lead to the re-arrest of a suspected serial killer.