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Lagos government to arrest, prosecute pedestrians crossing highways

The Lagos State government has warned residents against crossing the highway, insisting it is an offence.

• February 11, 2024
People crossing high way (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)
People crossing high way (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)

The Lagos State government on Sunday warned residents against crossing the highway, insisting it is an offence.

On his official X handle, the Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, advised residents to use pedestrian bridges.

According to him, officials of the state Environmental Sanitation Corps, Kick Against Indiscipline, and other relevant law enforcement agencies have been directed to arrest and charge anyone caught crossing the highway to court.

He said, “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.

“Please, use the pedestrian bridges across the State,” he added.

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