Saturday, 24 February 2018

Submit your pump action rifles for verification and re-validation – Lagos Police tells residents

The Lagos State Police Command has issued a statement calling on those issued with licence to bear pump action firearm or other repeating firearm operated by a slide action mechanism, by the Lagos State Police Command Firearms Registry(D7), to submit their weapons and Licences to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the closest Police Station to their abode, for verification, confirmation and revalidation.

According to a statement signed by the PRO, Chike Oti, ‘the move is to enable the command update its data base with informations about the owners, licences, and state of the firearms. The owners of these firearms types are given two weeks grace period from the date of this publication(23/02/2018), to ready themselves for the exercise which will last till March 29, 2018’.

‘The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, enjoins all licenced gun owners to take advantage of this revalidation programme as firearms found in the possession of anybody or group who did not participate in the exercise would be deemed as illegitimate and such an individual or group would be arrested and charged for unlawful possession of firearm(s) in accordance with the provisions of Prohibited Firearms Act 2004, Laws of the Federation’.

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