According to autojosh.com a website dedicated to automobile information,the most widely stolen cars in Nigeria are Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry cars.
In Ondo state the situation is the same,as there has been continuous reported cases of stealing of these brands of cars.
However the Ondo state government has fingered owners of hotels and guests houses in the act of shielding cars snatchers from being caught by the long arms of the law.
The senior special assistant to the governor on Special duties and strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale made this known on a radio program in Akure yesterday.
“we have problems with all this hotels and hospitality businesses they are places where criminals hide” he explained.
He also said that the criminal syndicate involved in perpetrating this crimes have network across all Southwest states.
One of the victims of car snatching Agidigbo fm spoke to, Oluwasgun Olaosebikan said his Toyota Camry car was stolen in front of his house last year and was never found again.
King Oluwafemi who was able to recover his Toyota Camry car weeks after it was stolen also narrated his experience.
“My car had already been repainted and re-registered with a new registration number before I found it. It was my experience as a panel beater that helped me”
When asked why a lot of Toyota Camry and Corolla brans are stolen he explained that the cars are easy to maintain and the spare parts are not only cheap but readily available.
Automobile experts have advised that car owner should install car tracking devices in their cars.