Man who has been imprisoned on 4 different occasions arrested again for stealing generator

Ex-convict arrested

Officials of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) over the weekend arrested an ex-convict allegedly working as a guard at Ojota New Garage for being in possession of two suspected stolen 2.8 KVA generators.

The suspect, Yekini Opeyemi, 35, was arrested at about 4:00 a.m. near Odo-Iya Alaro, Ojota in company of others (now at large) trying to load one Firman and one Tigmax generator, 2.8 KVA each, into a Volkswagens Golf car. The driver on sighting the police officers sped off, leaving Yekini behind.

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Investigation revealed that Yekini, who arrived Lagos last week was employed as a security guard at Ojota New Garage. When accosted, Yekini, who has been imprisoned on four different occasions over separate incidents, could not give any satisfactory explanation about the generators.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending the RRS Commander, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, has directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for further investigation and prosecution.

Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Command,
Ikeja-Lagos. September 14, 2022.

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