The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it has recovered five guns hidden in an uncompleted building at Ajah area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
A statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Chike Oti said the Command’s Taskforce on Recovery of Illegal and Prohibited Firearms, 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, recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty within the aforesaid plot of land on November 9, 2018.
He said the guns recovered comprised 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.
Oti stated that the Commissioner of Police, CP, Edgal Imohimi, had directed the ballistic arm of the SCIID Panti Yaba to commence investigation into the case, 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 said 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 will be diligently prosecuted.
“Similarly, at Elemoro, eleven armed robbery suspects were arrested at their hideout. Upon searching their den, detectives recovered one berretta pistol and two locally made pistol. Progress made in the investigations will be made public as usual,’ he said.