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LASTMA discovers pump-action rifle hidden in impounded vehicle

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The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has discovered a pump-action rifle hidden inside an unregistered Honda car impounded by officer of the agency who obstructed the car while driving against traffic.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs Department, Taofiq Adebayo, disclosed that the car was impounded on Thursday.

Oreagba said that the black Honda car was apprehended by the patrol team of the agency while driving against traffic around Sango-Tedo, Abijo GRA, on Lagos-Epe expressway.

According to him, when the driver of the unregistered vehicle noticed that the gun had been sighted inside his car, took to his heels.

The general manager said that both the car and recovered gun had been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer at Ilasan for further investigation.

Oreagba appealed to members of the public to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement within their environment to security agencies.

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