Lagos vows to prosecute pedestrians crossing highways

The Lagos State Government has described the crossing of major highways in the state by pedestrians as an offence adding that any defaulter caught will be prosecuted.

The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this on his  X handle on Sunday.

Wahab stated that officials of the state Environmental Safety Corps, popularly known as Kick Against Indiscipline, alongside other agencies have been instructed to enforce this directive immediately.

He 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.”

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The commissioner further urged residents to make use of pedestrian bridges.

He wrote, “Please, use the pedestrian bridges across the state.”

PUNCH Metro in September 2023 reported how many residents of Lagos and Ogun States were putting their lives in danger as they shunned pedestrian bridges erected in strategic places and ran across the highways, daring speeding vehicles.

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