Narrating how he was attacked by armed robbers, Alariwo said the incident happened when he and his sister were going out. “When I saw the robbers, I chased them very far but I couldn’t get them. My sister had run into the bush. I called her to come out. I didn’t even know that one of them had laid ambush waiting to see if we would call the police. “At that time, my sister had called her neighbour who also had called the police. The DPO had called some policemen too. Even at that, there was a checkpoint around our house and I went there. I met the policemen to tell them that armed robbers were around. They said I should stay at the checkpoint that nothing would happen to me. I left them to go and find my sister. “As I got to where she was, the armed robber jumped out of the bush. He said in Yoruba that for injuring one of his men, he was going to kill me. I don’t know where I got the guts from but I told him he could not do anything. To God be the glory, the idiot cock his gun four times but he couldn’t shoot. I told my sister to get into the car so that I could speed off. My engine was even running. But she was still scared. The guy shot the fifth time. I had already rolled my window. The bullet shattered the glass and penetrated into my right arm,” he narrated.
Alariwo said the armed robber made away with his sister’s bag. “She had N86,200 and he collected the money and her documents. As we were looking for help, the policemen that my sister’s neighbour called arrived at the scene. They were the ones that took me to the hospital,” he said.