Lagos vows to prosecute pedestrians crossing highways

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The Lagos State Government has declared that it is illegal for pedestrians to cross key state highways and that those who do so would face legal action.

On Sunday, Tokunbo Wahab, the state commissioner for environment and water resources, revealed this on his X account.

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.”

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

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