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Lagos vows to prosecute pedestrians crossing highways



Pedestrians crossing the Lagos Ibadan highway

The Lagos State Government has announced its intention to take legal action against pedestrians who cross major highways in the state, stating that offenders will be apprehended and brought to justice. Speaking on his handle, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, emphasized that the state’s Environmental Safety Corps, also known as Kick Against Indiscipline, and other relevant agencies have been directed to immediately implement this directive. He highlighted that crossing the highway is considered an offense in Lagos State, and emphasized the government’s commitment to enforcement. Wahab also urged residents to utilize pedestrian bridges and underscored the importance of obeying the law. This announcement comes on the heels of a report by PUNCH Metro in September 2023, which highlighted the risks taken by residents of Lagos and Ogun States as they disregarded pedestrian bridges and chose to dash across highways, risking their lives in the process.