Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lagos begins mass arrest of Pedestrians crossing highways

As part of efforts to ensure free flow of vehicular movement in the State, the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has stepped up its operations to arrest defiant pedestrians crossing major roads and highways across the metropolis, with 36 nabbed.

The Corps Marshal, LAGESC, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (Rtd), who stated this on Wednesday during the monthly interface session with senior officers of the Agency at the Command Headquarters, Bolade-Oshodi, noted that the Agency is focusing on attaining total compliance on the use of pedestrian bridges by the populace in line with the directive of the State Government.


She emphasised that the Lagos State Government is concerned about citizens who unnecessarily endanger their lives by crossing highways, just as she charged the LAGESC operatives to intensify efforts on ensuring compliance and encouraging residents to use available pedestrian bridges.


Akinpelu averred that 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, adding that about 36 persons have so far been arrested for traffic offences since the exercise commenced.



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