Lagos arrests 63 for shunning pedestrian bridges

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Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps have arrested 63 individuals across various locations for crossing the highway without using the pedestrian bridges and for engaging in street trading.

The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, made this known in a post on his X handle on Friday.

The caption reads, “63 persons were arrested yesterday by the officials of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps #LAGESCOfficial(KAI) 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.”

Thirteen persons were arrested on Thursday for crossing the highway without using the pedestrian bridge at the Oshodi Oke area of the state.

According reported in February that 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 offence.

It added that any defaulter caught will be prosecuted.

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