Ex-Convict Caught  Stealing Few Hours After Release From Prison

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Few hours after his release from the Correctional Centre, an ex-convict has been apprehended by police operatives for alleged stealing.

The suspect, Yakub Yusuf, 23, was said to have been arrested around 8.00am on Saturday after regaining freedom following his one-month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos State Fuel Dump, Alausa, Ikeja. 

Our correspondent gathered that he was nabbed by operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS)  of the command.

The police public relations officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin who confirmed the arrest in a release, said the suspects has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution.

” The suspect, Yakub Yusuf aged 23 was arrested around 0800hrs on Saturday after regaining freedom following his one-month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos State fuel dump, Alausa, Ikeja. 

“:Learning that he was imprisoned because he could not pay a fine which was an option, an NGO facilitated his release by paying the fine on Friday, November 11, just ten days after his conviction on November 1, 2022. 

” Yakub was arrested again after breaking into Lagos State Fire Service premises from where he stole valve covers of old fire truck under repairs. 

” The CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS has since transferred the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution”, the release reads.

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