One of the 49 prison inmates recently pardoned by the Chief Justice of Oyo State, Justice Muntar L. Abimbola during his visit to the medium security prison, Abolongo, Oyo, town last week Thursday has been re-arrested for armed robbery.
The suspect, Segun Adeleke, was paraded on Wednesday at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.
The State Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade said it was the third time Adeleke would be arrested for robbery.
He said:”Adeleke was arrested on last week Thursday immediately he was pardoned by the Chief Justice of the state. He was caught robbing one Azeez Saheed of his Suzuki motorcycle while coming fromhis farm at Abu village via Akinmorin in Oyo. When he attacked his assailant by barricading the road with logs. Though he wounded his assailant with a broken bottle but Saheed raised an alarm which eventually led to the arrest of the fleeing Adeleke”
Adeleke told Newspeakonline that he returned to crime because he was hungry and had no family.
His words: “I went to rob again because I was hungry and have no job or family to run to after I was pardoned. I have been in prison since 2010. I am from Oranyan in Ibadan, Oyo State. I was only seven years old when a woman stole me from Ibadan to Oyo and now am 39 years old but cannot locate my family.
“I first went to prison in 2009 when I stole money and mobile phone, I was arrested the second time in 2010 for stealing a motorcycle and now again I stole a motorcycle. If I can be pardoned again I promise never to go into robbery again” he said