February 6, 2020

95 persons prosecuted for crossing expressways in Lagos

LAGESC arrests 2,212 offenders, prosecutes 296 in 2020

The Corps Marshal, Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Mrs. Gbemisola Akinpelu, said on Thursday that 95 persons had been prosecuted in 2020 for crossing expressways.

Akinpelu,  a retired Commissioner of Police, gave the figure in a statement signed by the Corps Head Public Affairs, Mr. Kehinde Adebayo.

Adebayo quoted her as speaking while briefing her officers at the headquarters.

Akinpelu said that the number of arrests increased due to the officers stepping up Operation Zero Tolerance to the indiscriminate crossing of highways.

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She said that the operation in Lagos had been extended to many parts of the state.

The Corps Marshal said that every LAGESC officers on lawful duty must be officially dressed in LAGESC uniform, with a name tag on it.

Akinpelu warned imposters extorting money from the general public in the name of LAGESC to desist from such act.

She encouraged pedestrians to make use of the bridges for a free flow of traffic and the safety of their lives.