Idowu peters who was part of the gang of robbers that robbed a house on Rafiu Adetola Street, Aromolaran in the Agugu area of Ibadan on November 8.They succeeded in stealing a laptop, mobile telephones and jewellery from their victims at gun point.
Fortunately and unfortunately for him , Mr Idowu mistakenly shot himself in the lap with a locally-made pistol used in the robbery while he was putting the gun in his pocket . He was abandoned by his accomplices who also took the gun from him.
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. His accomplices Segun Babalola was nabbed when he attempted to use the gun to rob a motorcyclist along Sawmill area of Ibadan.
The hunt is for the third member of the gang.
Peters told our Punch correspondent that he was arrested when a policeman saw him in a pool of blood, adding that he bought the gun for the purpose of the robbery.
“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.
His partner, Segun, said he was trying to come up with a way to help Peters when he was caught with the gun.
“We left him somewhere around the scene of the robbery after he was injured. In the morning, I went to airport area in Ibadan to find solution to his problem but somehow, I was caught by the police. I think someone must have given then information about me,” he said.