A robber has been arrested by the Nigerian Police a day after he was released from prison.
A man identified as 39-year-old Segun Adeleke has been arrested for allegedly robbing a motorcyclist in Oyo town just a day after he was released from prison after completing a five-year jail term.
According to Leye Oyebade,the Oyo State Commissioner of police, who says that Adeleke was released from prison on November 4, 2015 and was arrested the following day during an unsuccessful robbery.
The victim, Azeez Saheed, was robbed by the suspect while returning from his farm at Abu Village via Akinmorin, Oyo. The suspect barricaded the road with logs of wood waiting for the victim. He tried to overpower his victim by stabbing him with a broken bottle but despite his injury, the victim raised the alarm which eventually led to his arrest.
The suspect, who said he regretted his action, confirmed that he had served two jail terms of five years for robbery before.
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He further said that after his release, he had no relatives which will assist him financially and he had no other option but to return to his old ways. He pleaded for mercy, saying it was poverty that led him to the crime.