Officials of the Rapid Response Squad have arrested an ex-convict, Yekini Opeyemi, 35, for stealing two generators around the Odo-Iya Alaro, Ojota area of Lagos State.

Opeyemi, who was reportedly working as a guard at Ojota New Garage, was nabbed while trying to load two generator sets into a Volkswagen Golf car

Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Hundeyin, the driver on sighting police officers sped off, leaving Yekini behind.

The PPRO added, “The suspect, Yekini Opeyemi, 35, was arrested around 4.00am, near Odo-Iya Alaro, Ojota in company of others now at large, trying to load one Firman and one Tigmax generators, 2.8 KVA each, into a Volkswagen Golf car. The driver on sighting the police officers sped off, leaving Yekini behind.

 “Investigation revealed that Yekini, who arrived in 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 state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, while commending CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, the Commander of Rapid Response Squad, directed the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation and prosecution.

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