RRS arrests ex-convict hours after release from prison

CITIZENS COMPASS– OPERATIVES of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on have arrested an ex-convict hours after he was released from prison.

The suspect, Yakub Yusuf aged 23 was arrested at about 0800hrs on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

The ex-convict was said to be arrested after regaining freedom following his one-month imprisonment 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.

Yakub was arrested again after breaking into Lagos State Fire Service premises from where he stole valve covers of old fire truck under repairs.

This was disclosed by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command in his tweets on Thursday night.

He said 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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