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Lagos State begins prosecution of pedestrians crossing highways


The Lagos state government has commenced the prosecution of pedestrians crossing highways in the state.

Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, last week diclosed that officials of the state Environmental Safety Corps, popularly known as Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), alongside other agencies have been instructed to enforce the directive.

The Nation reported on Thursday, February 29 that KAI vans were stationed strategically at Oshodi underbridge.

Officials were also seen directing pedestrians to use the footbridge.

This directive is to protect residents who put their lives in danger by shunning pedestrian bridges erected in strategic places across the state, running across the highways, daring speeding vehicles.

Wahab wrote: “Crossing the highway is an offence in Lagos State. Lagos State Government has given a marching order to the #LAGESCOfficial (KAI) Marshall and other law enforcement officials to arrest anyone crossing the highway and then charge them to court immediately.”

The commissioner further urged residents to make use of pedestrian bridges, “Please, use the pedestrian bridges across the state.”



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