The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has arrested and arraigned eight persons for endangering their lives.

The agency, popularly known as KAI, said the individuals crossed the highway in the Ojota area of the state.

CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd), the agency’s corps marshal, disclosed this Friday at the command headquarters at Bolade-Oshodi, according to a statement.

“While we keep encouraging pedestrians to make appropriate use of strategically-erected pedestrian bridges for safety reasons, it appears that some are bent on risking their lives by crossing highways which could result in ‘hit and run’ cases by speeding motorists and defaulters must be prosecuted to serve as deterrent,” the statement reads.

Akinpelu added that the suspects: Jeff Melu (M) 28, Solomon Opemipo (M) 25, Segun Moses (M) 45, Lazarus Nse (F) 24, Samuel Awoyinka (M) 26, Jimoh Ibrahim (M) 26, Oladoyinbo Seun (M) 26, Eniola Toyib (M) 21 were arraigned before a special offences court, Bolade-Oshodi, on a one-count charge of conducting themselves in a manner likely to breach public peace by crossing the highways which is in contravention with the Criminal Laws of the State.

She said the defaulters bagged hours of community services and fines and that the punishment would serve as deterrents to other recalcitrant pedestrians alike.

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