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Lagos police parade ex-convict arrested hours after release from prison

By Eniola Daniel
18 November 2022   |   1:47 am
The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23-year-old Yakub Yusuf, who was arrested a few hours after being released from prison.

The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23-year-old Yakub Yusuf,  who was arrested a few hours after being released from prison.

 
Yusuf was arrested at the early hours of Saturday, November 12, 2022 by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS).  He was nabbed after regaining freedom, following his one-month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos State fuel dump, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. 
   
Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Benjamin Hundeyin,  said the suspect was imprisoned because he could not pay a fine, which was an option, but that a non-governmental organisation facilitated his release by paying the fine on Friday, November 11, just 10 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 trucks under repairs. 
 
“CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS has since transferred the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution,” he added.