Police arrest ex-convict hours after release from Lagos prison

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested an ex-convict.

The suspect, Yakub Yusuf, was apprehended hours after he was released from jail.

He had been sentenced to one-month imprisonment for stealing at a government fuel dump in Alausa, Ikeja.

23-year-old Yusuf was convicted early November but was given an option of fine.

Less than two weeks into his term, a non-governmental organization facilitated his release by paying the fine.

After he regained freedom, Yusuf was nabbed again after illegally entering the Lagos State Fire Service premises.

Police Public Relations, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said he stole valve covers of old fire trucks under repairs.

The RRS, led by CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has transferred him to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for prosecution.

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