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Police warns gun owners as they threaten to search people’s homes

Police warns gun owners

Lagos state Police Command has  inaugurated a committee to mop up all

prohibited and illegal firearms in the State.

The committee is headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of

Operations,  DCP Muhammad Ali Ari and has nine senior officers as  members.

The team is charged with the responsibility of mopping up all prohibited

firearms  in and around Lagos State .

The Committee held its first meeting immediately  after its inauguration at

the Police  Headquarters Ikeja  and at the end their deliberation,

declared that with effect from  March 8,  2018, three weeks grace period is

given to  members of the public who still  have illegal and  prohibited

firearms , to submit such  to the nearest Police Station or  Area Command

office  .The police public relations officer,Mr Chike Oti ,said the

Commissioner of Police,Mr Imohimi Edgal during the inauguration said ,” the

prohibited firearms include all firearms with slide action mechanism, pump

action rifles of all categories,  military rifles, pistols and revolvers,

machine guns, rocket launchers, projectiles  bombs and grenades .

“The Committee is empowered  to enter into any house or premises based on

credible intelligence with a duly  signed search warrant from a court of

competent jurisdiction, in search and recovery  of the aforementioned

weapon types.

” The CP urged members of the public in possession of Prohibited and

illegally acquired firearms to take advantage of the  three  weeks grace

period  to turn in their firearms or risk being arrested and prosecuted in

accordance with the provisions of the Firearms Act of 2004″

SP Chike Oti

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