Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) have recovered a gun inside an unregistered seized vehicle.
Gatekeepers News reports that the vehicle, a black Honda, was seized when the driver was found driving against traffic around Sango-Tedo inward Abijo GRA, along the Lagos-Epe expressway.
The agency’s Spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement on Thursday, said the driver absconded after he realised that the officials had discovered the gun.
Taofiq said the unregistered vehicle and the gun have been handed over to the divisional police officer (DPO) of Ilasan police station for further investigation.
“In no time that the owner/driver of the unregistered impounded 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,” the spokesperson said.
“The unregistered impounded vehicle (Honda car) with the recovered gun had been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations.”