A 30-year-old man has been arrested for illegally possessing a Chinese-made pistol.
The suspect, Bamidele Taiwo, was atop a motorcycle alongside two others, when they ran into a stop-and-search operation conducted by operatives of the Safer Highway Unit of Lagos State Police Command at Alagbado.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a press release, “The suspect was arrested during a routine stop-and-search at an entry point between Lagos and Ogun states in the Alagbado area of Lagos State”.
According to the PPRO, “Two other suspects, who were with Bamidele on the same motorcycle, took to their heels immediately when the police discovered the Chinese-made pistol in their bag”.
Both the suspect and the said pistol have been transferred to the state police headquarters for further Investigations, while efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects.