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.
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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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.