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Car dealer whose area of specializtion is buying stolen cars paraded in Lagos 

48 year old Alhaji Mahmud Abdulakeen Tanko (pictured left) has been arrested and paraded by the Lagos state Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, for selling cars he buys from the gang of armed robbers who specialize in snatching cars in Abuja. (right are a number of the recovered cars)

Based on police, Tanko was arrested in Abuja following a person in the robbery gang that supplies him with stolen cars was arrested in Rivers state and confessed. Tanko was paraded alongside four others identified as Musa Yusuf, 27, Israel Nana, 30, Moses Andrel, 25 and Abayomi Adebayo, 53.

According to PM News, when interrogated, Tanko said he was aware the teenagers supplied him with stolen cars but buys them since they are cheap and helped him to maximize his profit. He said he wasn’t a robber for purchasing from the thieves.

Adebayo, among the gang member who was arrested in Ayobo, Lagos was accountable for forging and changing chasis no of vehicles while Anrel who’s a Liberian and a driver with UACN was arrested in Oyo state and confessed to selling four stolen cars. Another person in the gang, Nana was arrested in Rivers state and confessed to selling two stolen cars.

The Lagos state Police commissioner, CP Aderanti said they could actually apprehend the robbers through intensive surveillance, aggressive patrol and innovative technology. He explained 16 cars including a Toyota Camry, Nissan, Sienna, Outlander Jeeps, Toyota Sienna, SUVs amongst others were recovered from the men.

Source: PM News

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