THE Lagos State Government has described the crossing of major highways in the State by pedestrians as an offence, adding that any defaulter caught will be prosecuted.
According to media reports, this information was disclosed by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, on his X handle on Sunday.
Wahab said officials of the Environmental Safety Corps, popularly known as Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), alongside other Agencies have been instructed to enforce this directive.
He wrote: “Crossing the highway is an offence in Lagos. The State Government has given a marching order to the #LAGESCOfficial (KAI) Marshall and other law enforcement officials to arrest anyone crossing the highway and charge them to court immediately, where if convicted, offenders risk a fine of N50,000 or jail term.”
The Commissioner then urged residents to make use of pedestrian bridges.