An ex-convict, Yakub Yusuf, has been arrested for breaking into the premises of the Lagos State Fire Service to steal the valve cover of old fire trucks under repairs in the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Thursday, said Yusuf was arrested 10 days after a nongovernmental organisation facilitated his release from prison by paying the fine.
He added that operatives of Rapid Response Squad arrested the ex- convict on Saturday morning hours after he was released from prison, adding that he had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Hundeyin said, “The suspect, Yakub Yusuf, 23, was arrested around 8am 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.
“Yakub was arrested again after breaking into the Lagos State Fire Service premises from where he stole valve covers of old fire trucks under repairs. The CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS has since transferred the suspect to the SCID for further investigation and prosecution.”
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