Robber Shoots Self While Escaping

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The Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday paraded two armed robbery suspects who were caught after one of them accidentally shot himself in the lap.

Idowu Peters and another man who is still at large, had robbed a house in Ibadan on November 8 succeeding in stealing a laptop, mobile telephones and jewellery from their victims at gunpoint.

However, Peters was said to have shot himself in the lap with a locally-made pistol used in the robbery as he was putting the gun in his pocket. He was abandoned by his accomplices who also took the gun from him.

When asked, Peter said that “While trying to escape the robbery scene, the gun I was holding went off and hit my lap. I fell and waited until the following morning in a bush. But while limping off in the morning, a policeman saw that my trousers were stained with blood and arrested me. I bought the gun in Ijagba, Edo State for N16,000. The seller gave me bullets too,” he said.




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