The Lagos State Police Command’s Taskforce has recovered five guns from an uncompleted building while on special patrol duty..
The Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police, in a statement issued on Tuesday said the illegal and prohibited firearms were recovered by the police operatives attached to Area J Command Headquarters, Ajah, 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 and recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty within the aforesaid plot of land on November 9, 2018.
He said that the guns recovered comprise of three European made pump action rifles numbers L926547, R268751 and P987707 respectively with one locally made double barrel rifle and one locally made single barrel rifle.
Oti said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police , Edgal Imohimi has directed the ballistic arm of the SCIID Panti Yaba to commence investigation into the case, assuring 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.
He 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, 11 armed robbery suspects were arrested at their hideout. Upon searching their den, detectives recovered one berretta pistol and two locally made pistols.