JUST IN; Suspect caught stealing a car with towing vehicle
Security operatives in Lagos have arrested a yet-to-be-identified man for allegedly attempting to use a towing van to steal a black Camry in the Abule Egba area of the state.
According to the PUNCH, the man before his arrest had pretended to own the faulty car parked outside the premises of a building in the Exalted Community Development Association, Abule Egba.
In a bid to carry out his secret plan, the man reportedly approached operators of a towing vehicle to assist him in towing the vehicle to the Kantangura Market in Abule Egba for repairs.
The operators, before agreeing to tow the car, however, demanded the key and vehicle documents.
The suspect was said to have presented the documents of another vehicle and this forced the operators to raise an alarm that made residents of the area to mob the suspect.
Narrating the incident, one of the residents was annonymously quoted to have said: “This is the Camry car that he wanted to steal. You that park your vehicle outside, be very watchful. Aboki will come with a towing vehicle to tow your parked vehicle away.
“This is the Aboki and this is the Camry car he wanted to tow. This is the towing vehicle he brought to tow a vehicle that was parked here.
“Thank God those operating the towing vehicle are very intelligent; they asked for the key and document and he could not provide them and they arrested him and handed him over to the police in our community.
“The Aboki is a criminal; the vehicle broke down and the person parked it outside his compound. This is the Aboki; he said he is from Kebbi State; he said he is based in Katangura where they will cut your vehicle and sell all the parts,” the resident explained.
In a viral video clip that has been circulating on the social media, the suspect was seen panting as he sat on the floor close to the vehicle.
He has been reportedly handed over to Policemen at the Meiran Police Station for investigation.