Police uncovers five guns hidden in uncompleted building


…Arrest eleven armed robbery suspects 

The Lagos State Police command through its Taskforce on recovery of illegal and prohibited firearms, attached to Area J Command Headquarters, Ajah, recently recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty while on targeted raids of uncompleted, unoccupied houses and plots of land, at Road 1, Block 1, Plot 7, Victory Park Estate, Osapa London, Ilasan.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Chike Oti while confirming the development said that the guns recovered comprised 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.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Imohimi Edgal had directed the ballistic arm of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Yaba to commence investigation into the case.

Oti quoted the CP as assuring that the ember months would remain peaceful in Lagos as the command would continue to carry out intelligence and purpose driven raids on all identified criminal spots in the state.

He observed that the CP added that the command would continue to enforce the Inspector General of Police’s directive on mopping up of illegal and prohibited firearms; warning that anybody found in possession of such weapons would be diligently prosecuted.

Similarly, at Elemoro, eleven armed robbery suspects were arrested in their hideout. Upon searching their den, detectives recovered one berretta pistol and two locally made pistols.

“Progress made in the investigations will be made public as usual”, Oti said.

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