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LASTMA Official Finds Gun Inside Seized Vehicle

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The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), has revealed how one of it’s official discovered a gun in a seized vehicle.

According to LASTMA, the vehicle where the discovery was made is a black Honda.

The car was seized after the driver was found driving against traffic around Sangotedo inward Abijo GRA, along the Lagos-Epe Expressway.

In a statement released by Adebayo Taofiq, LASTMA spokesperson, on Thursday, November 24, he said the driver absconded after he discovered that the gun had discovered by the traffic management official.

Taofiq said the unregistered vehicle and the gun had 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.”

 

In Lagos, driving against traffic, popularly known as one-way driving, is an offense liable to a three-year jail term and forfeiture of the vehicle.

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