The yet-to-be-identified driver of an unregistered Honda car has fled after officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority discovered a Pump-Action rifle after impounding his car for driving against traffic (One-way) around Sango-Tedo, Abijo GRA, on Lagos-Epe expressway.
Disclosing this on Thursday, the agency’s Director, Public Affairs Department, Taofiq Adebayo in a statement on behalf of the General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, said the incident happened on Wednesday.
Oreagba disclosed further that policemen attached to LASTMA officials on routine patrol around Lagos-Epe Expressway were immediately alerted about the incident for confirmation.
The GM said, “In no time that the owner/driver of the 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 vehicle with the recovered gun had been handed over to the Divisional Police Officer of Ilasan Police Station for further investigations.”
Oreagba, however, appealed to members of the public to be security conscious as the year was coming to an end and must ensure that they reported any suspected strange movement within their environment to any nearby security agent of government.