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Lagos nabs 63 pedestrians for shunning bridges

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Pedestrians crossing expressway in Lagos

Operatives from the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps have arrested 63 people in various areas for crossing the motorway without using pedestrian bridges and street dealing. 

Tokunbo Wahab, the state commissioner for environment and water resources, confirmed this in a tweet on his X handle on Friday.

The caption reads, “63 persons were arrested yesterday by the officials of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESCOfficial) at different locations in the state for crossing the highway without using the pedestrian bridge and street trading.

“Some of these locations are Oshodi Oke, Ile Epo, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Ajah, etc. They have been charged to the court for prosecution in line with the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Protection Law 2017.”

No fewer than thirteen people were arrested on Thursday for crossing the highway without using the bridge in the Oshodi Oke area of the state.

The Lagos State Government urged residents to make use of pedestrian bridges, as it described the crossing of major highways in the state by pedestrians as an offense.

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