Last week, the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) issued out a public warning to Lagosians fond of crossing the Lagos highways without using overhead bridges. Apparently, 36 persons failed to listen to these warnings and have now become the first set of “scapegoats” for LAGESC.
Crossing the highways without using an overhead bridge will result in your being arrested
Mrs Gbemisola Akinpelu, the corps Marshal for LAGESC stated and confirmed the arrest of these 36 people in her recent statement that was signed by the LAGESC head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Kehinde.
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In this issued statement Mrs Akinpelu wrote;
"The Agency is geared toward attaining total compliance on road crossing and use of pedestrian bridges in line with the mandate of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the enforcement and prosecution of the offenders.
“The distance from the pedestrian bridges where arrests can be made by LAGESC officers against erring pedestrians wishing to endanger their lives by crossing the highway is pegged at 200 metres.
“The Agency is presently carrying out the total enforcement in some of the identified areas such as Ikeja Along, Ikorodu Road, Ojota, Berger, C.M.S, amongst others,”