The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, RRS, has paraded a robbery suspect, Saidu Atiku, and an accomplice who specialized in vandalizing and stealing brainboxes of cars.
Confessing to the crime, one of the suspects, Sodiq Musa, said he needs only four minutes to dismantle and steal a brain box.
See his confessional statement below:
“I worked in Lagos as a barbecue man in various hotels and event centers before I met Ridwan who introduced me to brain box theft. We use ‘magic stone,’ that is, a vehicle spark plug to break vehicle windows without attracting attention.
It takes two minutes to lose a Toyota Hiace bus brain box and it takes four minutes to lose a Toyota Hilux box. The spark plug reduces the noise and effects and can quickly break of any vehicle’s window and we tie the plugin a handkerchief in a situation where we have multiple vehicles to work on,” he narrated.