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Driver eludes as LASTMA finds pistol in his car


The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Thursday said it recovered a gun from an impounded black Honda vehicle driving against traffic at Sango-Tedo, inward Abijo G.R.A, along the Lagos-Epe Expressway area of the state.

The agency’s spokesperson, Taofiq Adebayo, in a statement, said policemen attached to the LASTMA were immediately alerted to the incident.

Adebayo said,

“Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today recovered a gun (pump action) inside an unregistered black Honda vehicle impounded for driving against traffic in Lagos.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed that the impounded unregistered vehicle 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.

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“Mr. Oreagba disclosed further that policemen attached to the LASTMA officers on routine patrol around the Lagos-Epe Expressway were immediately alerted to the incident for confirmation.

The GM said 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 and the recovered gun had been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations.”

Adebayo said Oreagba appealed to members of the public to be security conscious as the year was coming to an end.

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