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LASG arrests 73 persons for highway crossing and misusing pedestrian bridges

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The Lagos State Government has arrested 73 individuals for crossing highways without using the provided pedestrian bridges and for misusing pedestrian bridges as accommodation and engaging in other illegal activities.

The announcement was made by Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, and is available on his official X (formerly known as Twitter) account.

In his post, Wahab stated that the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESCO) enforced the directive by arresting pedestrians who crossed highways in the state without using pedestrian bridges.

The Commissioner also mentioned that the arrested individuals have been taken to court for prosecution, following the state government’s directive that any pedestrian caught crossing highways in the state should be prosecuted.

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