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Lagos Govt. arrests Lebanese, 25 other under-bridge squatters

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Lagos Government through its Environmental Sanitation Corps, popularly known as KAI, has arrested a Lebanese national and 25 others for squatting on and under pedestrian bridges.

They were apprehended by the officials under the bridge at Law School, Victoria Island, Ozumba Mbadiwe and under the bridge around Muri Okunola axis of the state.

Aside from them, the KAI officials apprehended 82 individuals around Onipanu, Ladipo, Ile Epo, and Oshodi for crossing the road and not using the pedestrian bridge provided by the government, to protect residents from being knocked down by vehicles on the road.

The state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this on Thursday through his official social media handle.

Wahab added that the environmental enforcement team of the state arrested 29 street traders for displaying their wares on the roads, hindering free-flow of traffic im the state.

He disclosed that the traders were picked by the KAI officials alongI Ikorodu Road, Ojuelegba, Yaba, Oyingbo, Victoria Island and Lekki axis of Eti-Osa Local Government.

The Commissioner stressed that all the arrested residents have been arraigned before the court in accordance with the law of the state.

According to the statement, “Today, 26 miscreants (including a Lebanese) were arrested from under the bridge at Law School, Victoria Island, Ozumba Mbadiwe and under the bridge at Muri Okunola. 82 individuals were apprehended at Onipanu, Ladipo, Ile Epo, and Oshodi for not using the pedestrian bridge.

“29 street traders were also arrested at Ikorodu Road, Ojuelegba, Yaba, Oyingbo, Victoria Island and Lekki.

“They have all been charged to court for prosecution”, the statement added.

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