Lagos Govt Vows To Prosecute Pedestrians Crossing Highways

The Lagos State Government announced on Sunday that crossing major highways in the state by pedestrians is considered an offense, with plans to prosecute any defaulter caught in the act. Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, revealed this information via his official handle on Sunday.

Wahab stated that officials of the state Environmental Safety Corps, commonly known as Kick Against Indiscipline, along with other agencies, have been tasked with enforcing this directive promptly.

He 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.

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