Police arrest ex-convict for stealing hours after release from prison

By Deborah Akpede

The Police in Lagos have arrested a 23-year-old ex-convict, Yakub Yusuf, for allegedly stealing valve covers of a fire truck under repairs.

A statement issued on Thursday by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the suspect was arrested hours after his release from prison.

“The suspect was arrested at 8:00 am on Saturday after regaining freedom following his one month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos state fuel dump at Alausa.

“An NGO facilitated his release by paying his fine on Friday, Nov. 11, just 10 days after his conviction on Nov. 1.

“Yusuf was arrested again after breaking into a Lagos State Fire Service premises, where he stole valve covers of old fire truck under repairs,” he said.

Hundeyin said that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.(NAN)