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They were arrested on Thursday by operatives of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), also known as KAI, during an operation early in the day at Bolade and Ladipo pedestrian bridges.

According to the state’s Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, they have been taken to LAGESC office for profiling and prosecution.

“13 miscreants were earlier today apprehended on Ladipo and Bolade pedestrian bridges. They have been taken to @LAGESCOfficial office for profiling and prosecution in accordance with the state law,” Wahab said via his social media handles.

In February, LAGESC dislodged many miscreants from Oshodi and Ikeja-Along pedestrian bridges in enforcement operation.

The enforcement operation was in response to the outcry of Lagosians about the nefarious activities of miscreants occupying some pedestrian bridges along major expressways in the state “and the recurrent harassment meted out to unsuspecting pedestrians which discourages their use of these bridges.”

The Corps Marshal of the agency, Major Olaniyi Olatunbosun Cole (rtd), in a statement, noted the importance of removing all human and environmental infractions which pose threats to the appropriate usage of pedestrian bridges in the state.

He had said: “We received outcries from Lagosians about the activities of miscreants and touts occupying the Oshodi and Ikeja-Along bridges on the guise of seeking shade, thereby placing themselves strategically to dislodge pedestrians of their valuables which discourages their use of the pedestrian bridges on the highways as it serves the purpose of protecting them from being knocked over by speeding motorists.”

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