43-year-old man, Lukman Bello, who was arrested by the police in Lagos State for alleged forgery, conspiracy and car theft, said he loves stealing Toyota cars because the brand can be sold easily.
Mr. Bello, a serial car thief, who has been on Police wanted list since 2007 ran out of luck as he was arrested by the policemen attached to the Pedro Police station in Bariga area of Lagos state.
The police source stated that Bello stole the cars from car marts with a master key, which he used to open the cars and zoom off when no one is watching.
The police added that they recovered seven fairly-used vehicles popularly known as Tokunbo cars from the suspect. These include five Toyota Camry cars, one Toyota Corolla car and a Nissan bus.
“I usually go for Toyota cars because you can sell them fast and people ask for them”, Bello said.
He has since been charged to the Yaba Magistrate Court on a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and theft.
Narrating his modus operandi, Lukman said that he went into car theft to provide for his family of two wives and four children.
According to him, he has been engaged in the practice since 2007 and so has lost count of the number of cars he has stolen.
He confessed to have used charms to accomplish his mission.