A car robbery suspect, Kehinde Oluomo, has said there is no car he cannot steal.
The Punch reports that Oluomo is so professional in carjacking that no matter the brand or how high-tech a car is, all he needs to break into it and steal it is a piece of wire. The suspect who is from Lagos state started the carjacking business since 2013 and has successfully stolen 6 cars since then, according to him. Oluomo was however arrested on Monday, August 17, 2015 by the Nigerian Police Force, Kwara state command.
Oluomo reveals that all he needs to do is monitor where vehicles were parked, ensured no one was watching and then he broke into the vehicle with the aid of a wire.
“I stole cars and sold them off. I normally sold to Sakiru (his co-accused). I have stolen only six cars. I brought the cars from Lagos to sell in Ilorin. I stole my first car in 2013,”Oluomo said.
However, this is not the first time his co-accused, Sakiru, will be nabbed. He said he was arraigned for car theft sometime ago, but the case was later settled out of court. Sakiru said although he has been an informant to the police, exposing to security operatives people involved in car theft, he was pushed by the devil into receiving a stolen car which led to his arrest by the police. He pleaded saying he would never be engaged in such fraudulent activities anymore.
Another suspected receiver of stolen cars, Alhaji Oba Suleiman, who wept while being paraded by the police, said he sometimes bought stolen cars for as little as N25,000.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kwara State Police Command, Mr. Ajayi Okesanmi, the suspects led the team to recover five different cars from different locations.
The PPRO stated that the recovered exhibits included one Mazda 626 car with registration number MUS 995 DC; Rav 4 Toyota SUV with registration number ARP 123 MY; Volkswagen bus with registration number EQ 819 ABY; Toyota comfort car with registration number BB 855 MWR and Toyota bus with registration number APP 965 CX.
Only recently, a Lagos prince identified as Wale Jimoh, was arrested alongside seven others during initiation rites of the Eiye Confraternity at Jakande Roundabout, Small Kuramo, Lekki, Lagos.