Peace Corps Officer Arrests 4 Robbers, Rescues 2 Victims

An operative of Peace Corps, Mr. Adebisi Mukaila Michael, in a rare display of bravery has rescued two persons - Temilola Isiaka and Kehinde Daodu - from a gang of four 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 he sighted the robbers armed with dangerous weapons attacking the victims around 8pm. He was said to have engaged the robbers to save Temilola and Kehinde.

It was learnt that Michael was assisted by some passersby and he succeeded in disarming the robbers and took them to the Dugbe Divisional Police Station.

Two member of the gang arrested, Kaseem Oladehinde and Idowu Hazzan have since been arraigned in a magistrate court in Oshogbo.

Police Prosecutor, Ajayi Sunday told the court that Oladehinde and Idowu and others at large at about 8pm 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, and stole his identity card and ATM card.

Michael, present in court during the arraignment said the men also took his uniform and desert boots. 

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.

Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba remanded the accused persons and adjourned the case till Nov. 8.