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I’m addicted to robbery, can never stop stealing – Car thief confesses

I'm addicted to robbery, can’t stop stealing - Suspect confesses

A 31-year-old armed robber, Joshua Tabiti, says his life depends on stealing as he is addicted to it. Tabiti was arrested alongside three other members of his syndicate – Oluseye Arokoyo (34), Ahmed Alli (24) and Moses Ofoke (31), receiver of the stolen vehicles. Car thief confesses.

The suspect and his gang members were said to have stolen about 26 Toyota Camry cars from Oworoshoki, Bariga and Somolu areas of Lagos metropolis.

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Car thief confesses

Car thief confessesIn his confession before operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad, ZIS, Onikan, Lagos State, he said he has been stealing right from his childhood.

Tabiti said: “I have done everything to stop stealing, but I couldn’t. My parents also tried their best, but I cannot do away with robbery. I was sacked where I worked as a driver after I stole my boss’ money.

“I’m a driver with two children, I started doing this job after I was sacked where I worked as a driver at Victoria Island. My friend introduced me to this job in 2017. I have stolen 11 vehicles in Oworonshoki, Bariga and Somolu in Lagos. What we do is to go out around 2 a.m.

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“A man cuts a master key for us to steal Toyota cars. We open the cars and kick-start the ignitions. We don’t rob at gunpoint. We got the key for N1000 or N2000. After stealing, we send the cars to Ondo to two buyers.

Car thief confesses“The first car we stole was a Nissan salon. We sold it for N100, 000, the other; a Toyota Camry was sold for N200, 000. Others were sold for N300, 000. We usually share the money after selling the cars. I used my own money to rent a house and bought household items,” Tabiti added.

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