Robber used anti-tracking device bought online to steal cars easily

12/31/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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A car robber arrested by the police confessed about using a device to deactivate car tracking systems in vehicles to avoid being traced. Check it out!

The Nigeria Police Force, Abuja Command, has arrested an illegal car dealer, Johnson Aifa, for his involvement in snatching cars from motorists.

Following his arrest by the Special Tactical Squared in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aifa confessed about his mode of operation. According to him, he was using a special device to deactivate tracking systems installed in the stolen cars to prevent their owners from locating them.

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The suspect during his confession

Speaking further, the 36-year-old revealed that he bought the device from Jumia. After stealing cars, he and his accomplices would put it on – making the car’s whereabouts undetectable.

Revealing the number of vehicles he stole, the suspect said they were five in total including two RX 350 Lexus Jeep, two Toyota Venza and one RX 331 Corolla. He said he always looked out for cars a certain making. He acquired the stolen Venza vehicles from his gang members for ₦800,000 and sold it to buyers for ₦1.8 million.

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With such simple device easily bought online, robbers can prevent you from tracking your stolen car

In his confession, Aifa disclosed that most of their robbery operations were carried out at night, and advised motorists to limit their movements at odd hours to avoid falling victim to robbers like him.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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