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Police arrest ex-convict hours after release from prison

By Jimisayo Opanuga
17 November 2022   |   3:23 pm
The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday disclosed that it has re-arrested an ex-convict for stealing and breaking into the state fire service building.

Prisoner holding metal cage in jail

The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday disclosed that it has re-arrested an ex-convict for stealing and breaking into the state fire service building.

The state command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the suspect, Yakub Yusuf, 23, was arrested hours after he was released from prison.

Hundeyin disclosed that Yusuf was previously sentenced to one month in prison for stealing at the Lagos State fuel dump in Alausa, Ikeja.

He added that a non-governmental organization paid Yusuf’s fine after learning that he was imprisoned because he could not afford to pay the fine ordered by the court.

The policeman noted that Yusuf has been re-arrested again by its Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operative for breaking into the Lagos State Fire Service premises.

According to Hundeyin, Yusuf allegedly stole the valve covers of an old fire truck that was under repair.

The Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Olayinka Egbeyemi has transferred Yusuf to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution.