Lagos begins prosecution of pedestrians crossing highways


The Lagos state government has begun enforcement of prosecuting pedestrians crossing the highways in the state.

The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, last week stated that officials of the state Environmental Safety Corps, popularly known as Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), alongside other agencies have been instructed to enforce the directive.

The Nation on Thursday, February 29, observed that at Oshodi underbridge, KAI vans were stationed strategically at the road.

Officials were also seen directing pedestrians to use the footbridge.

Before now, residents have been putting their lives in danger as they shunned pedestrian bridges erected in strategic places across the state, running across the highways, daring speeding vehicles.

Wahab 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 said: “Please, use the pedestrian bridges across the state.”