"Jumping" Lagos highways and not using bridges lands 36 persons under arrest by LAGESC

01/28/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps has reported the fresh arrest of 36 persons allegedly crossing the highways indiscriminately.

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.

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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.

>>>> See the first warning issued by the state government: Crossing or “Jumping” the highway in Lagos can now land you in jail – Lagos Govt

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,”

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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