LASTMA discovers pump-action gun inside an unregistered Honda car impounded for driving against traffic.
Says driver of the unregistered vehicle took to his heels after noticing that the gun had been sighted inside his car.
Impounded vehicle and gun have been handed over to the DPO of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations.
General Manager of LASTMA appeal to members of the public to be security conscious.
Urge residents to report any suspicious movement within their environment to security agent of the government.
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Wednesday found a Pump Action Gun inside a Honda car that the Agency impounded for driving against traffic (One-way) in Lagos.
The unregistered black Honda was apprehended by the patrol team of the Agency while driving against traffic (one-way) around Sangotedo inward Abijo G.R.A Along Lagos-Epe Expressway.
Speaking on the discovery, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bolaji Oreagba disclosed that the driver of the impounded vehicle took to his heels after noticing that the gun had been sighted inside his car.
Oreagba disclosed further that Policemen attached to LASTMA officers, who were on routine patrol around Lagos-Epe Expressway, were alerted about the incident for confirmation.
According to him:
“When the owner/driver of the unregistered impounded vehicle noticed that the gun had been sighted inside his car, he immediately took to his heels.
“The impounded vehicle and gun have since been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations”.
While appealing to members of the public to be security conscious, Oreagba urge residents to report any suspicious movement within their environment to any nearby security agent of the government.