The Lagos State Police Command’s Taskforce on recovery of illegal and prohibited firearms, attached to
Area J Command Headquarters, Ajah, has recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty within the Victory Park Estate, Osapa London, Ilasan, Lagos on November 9th 2018.
According to a statement by the state police command spokesperson, Chike Oti, the guns recovered comprises of three European made pump action rifles numbers L926547, R268751 and P987707 respectively, one locally made double barrel rifle and one locally made single barrel rifle.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edgal Imohimi, has directed the ballistic arm of the SCIID Panti Yaba to commence investigation into the case. He assured that the ember months will remain peaceful in Lagos as the Command will continue to carry out intelligence and purpose driven raids on all identified criminal spots in the state.
The CP added that the Command will continue to enforce the Inspector General of Police directive on mopping up of illegal and prohibited firearms; warning that anybody found in possession of such weapons will be diligently prosecuted.
Similarly, at Elemoro, eleven armed robbery suspects were arrested at their hideout. Upn searching their den, detectives recovered one berretta pistol and two locally made pistol.
Progress made in the investigations will be made public as usual.