Police arrest ex-convict hours after release from prison

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Operatives of Rapid Response Squad on Saturday morning arrested an ex-convict hours after he was released from prison.

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Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspect, Yakub Yusuf, 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 10 days after his conviction on November 1, 2022.

Hundeyin said 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 theState Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.