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Gallant Peace Corps Officer rescues 2 persons, Arrests 4 robbers in Osun

By Nofisat Marindoti, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo
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A Peace Corps officer, Adebisi Mukaila Michael in a scenario that appeared like 'scene from a movie’ rescued two persons, Temilola Isiaka and Kehinde Daodu from a gang of four armed robbers at Orisumabare area in Osogbo, Osun State and handed them over to the police.

According to eyewitnesses, Michael was driving along the area when the robbers armed with dangerous weapons attacking the woman and the man at around 8pm. The Peace Corps officer stopped and engaged the robbers to save Temilola and Kehinde.

Michael was assisted by some passersby and he succeeded in disarming the robbers and took them to the Dugbe Divisional Police Station. After investigation, police arraigned two of the four suspected armed robbers, kaseem Oladehinde and Idowu Hazzan in court.

The Police Prosecutor, Mr Ajayi Sunday told the court that Oladehinde and Idowu and other at large at about 8:00pm at Orisumibare stole a bag containing the sum of one hundred and ninety six thousand naira (N196, 000.00) and a mobile phone.

Ajayi also told the court that “the accused persons attacked two persons, Isiaka Temilola and Kehinde Daodu with dangerous weapons and injured the Peace Corps officer that recued them.”

The police prosecutor added that the accused persons also damaged the Peace Corps Officer’s Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number JJJ 242 GQ, and stole his identity card and ATM card.

The Peace Corps Officer who was also at the court during the arraignment said the accused persons also took his uniform and desert boots from his car. Michael sworn to an affidavit in which he listed the items that the accused persons took from his car.

The police prosecutor told the court that the accused persons committed various offences contrary to and punishable under the law. The accused persons pleaded guilty.

In her ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba ordered that the accused persons be remanded and adjourned the case till November 8, 2 017.