Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in the early hours of Thursday recovered a pump action inside an unregistered black Honda car impounded for driving against traffic.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s Director, Public Affairs Department, Taofiq Adebayo.
He said that the impounded unregistered vehicle 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.
Oreagba said that policemen attached to LASTMA officers on routine patrol around Lagos-Epe Expressway were immediately alerted about the incident.
“In no time that the owner/driver of the unregistered impounded vehicle noticed that the gun had been sighted inside his car, he immediately took to his heel and was nowhere to be found anymore.
“The unregistered impounded vehicle with the recovered gun had been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations,” he said.
Oreagba appealed to members of the public to be security conscious as the year is coming to an end and ensure that they report any suspected strange movement within their environment to any nearby security agencies of government.