A man has been caught while trying to use a towing van to steal a faulty-black Camry in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State.
The car was parked outside the premises of a building in the Exalted Community Development Association, Abule Egba.
The suspect who is from the northern part faked ownership of it to a towing van operator he contracted to drag the vehicle to Kantangura Market in the same area on the premise that he wanted to repair it.
All was set, until the towing vehicle operator demanded for the faulty-car’s documents, which the suspect could not produce, raising suspicion that he was not the owner and had any link to it.
The former raised the alarm attracting people to the scene with some descending on the suspect and later got him arrested.
The moment was filmed by an enthusiast and posted on social media with this voice-over: “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.