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Again? Man pardoned for life imprisonment arrested for theft

This is due to bad government and lack of focus of civil society to assist people who wasted years in prison, with no one to help them. When a man is released from prison after many years and he has no one to help him, no one to train him and rehabilitate him... he will likely return to crime.

An ex-convict, Abdullahi Sadiq, has been arrested for alleged burglary and theft by the police.

Sadiq, aka Baba Razor, was said to have been sentenced to death by a Katsina State High Court for a crime he committed at a plaza.

The sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment and he was eventually granted pardon.

It was learnt that the suspect was involved in recent burglaries in the GRA and Kiddies Roundabout areas of Katsina, where 169 crates of eggs and other items were carted away from a store.

Spokesman for the state police command, DSP Gambo Isah, said the suspect was being investigated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

He said after a month of regaining freedom, Sadiq was apprehended with a stolen motorcycle and sentenced to one month imprisonment.

According to DSP Isah, after serving the sentence, Sadiq was involved in the recent burglaries, leading to his re-arrest.

“The police have transferred the case to the SCIID for proper investigation and prosecution.”