24 Hours After Release From Prison, Ex-Convict Steals Again

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

The suspect, Yakub Yusuf, 23, was arrested about 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.

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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.

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