Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA) on Wednesday recovered a gun (Pump Action) inside an unregistered vehicle (Honda) impounded for driving against traffic (One-way) in Lagos State.
This was contained in a statement by the agency’s director of public affairs, Adebayo Taofiq, on Thursday.
According to the statement, the General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed that the impounded vehicle (Black Honda) was apprehended by the patrol team of the agency while driving against traffic (one-way) around Sango-Tedo inward Abijo G.R.A Along Lagos-Epe Expressway.
Oreagba disclosed further that policemen attached to LASTMA officials on routine patrol around Lagos-Epe Expressway were immediately alerted about the incident for confirmation.
The GM said, “In no time that the owner/driver of the vehicle (Honda) noticed that the gun (Pump Action) had been sighted inside his car, he immediately took to his heel and was nowhere to be found anymore.”
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“The vehicle with the recovered gun had been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations.”
Oreagba, however, appealed to members of the public to be security conscious as the year was coming to an end and must ensure that they reported any suspected strange movement within their environment to any nearby security agent of government.