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Lagos Prosecute 219 Pedestrians For Crossing Highways 

The Lagos State Government said it arrested and prosecuted no fewer than 219 persons for crossing expressways in different parts of the state in March.

The spokesperson for Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Lukman Ajayi, revealed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.

Ajayi said the offenders were arrested at Oshodi, Dopemu, Ikeja, Ikorodu Road, Ketu and Ojota.

He said the arrests would continue until people obeyed rules that would save lives.

The LAGESC spokesperson wondered why some persons, including parents, would take children to cross a 10-lane-expressway where there were pedestrian bridges.

Ajayi called on the residents, particularly parents, to advise their wards against crossing the expressways.

He said the agency was committed to saving lives by enforcing laws in that regard.

The state government in February described the crossing of major highways in the state by pedestrians as an offence adding that any defaulter caught would be prosecuted.

The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this, adding that LAGESC officials alongside other agencies had been instructed to enforce the directive.

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