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Man jailed nine months for assaulting Lagos official, crossing highway

Man jailed nine months for assaulting Lagos official, crossing highway

A mobile court in Oshodi has sentenced a man simply identified as Paul to nine months imprisonment for not using a pedestrian bridge and assaulting personnel of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps.

The state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this in a post on his X handle on Thursday.

Wahab wrote, “Paul was apprehended on the April 16 for not using the pedestrian bridge at Agbado Oke Odo, and in the process, he assaulted and wounded the enforcement personnel of LAGESCOfficial (KAI).

“The mobile court sitting at Oshodi yesterday sentenced him to nine months imprisonment.”

The ministry had recently warned residents against shunning pedestrian bridges, as it described the crossing of major highways in the state by pedestrians as an offence.

 Tuesday that the state government arrested and arraigned 76 persons for allegedly shunning pedestrian bridges in the Ojota, Ladipo, and Oshodi areas of the state.

It also reported in March that a 22-year-old lady, Fasia Ajoke, was sentenced to seven months and three weeks in prison for assaulting a LAGESC female officer while on duty.

Ajoke was also reported to be guilty of resisting arrest and refusing to use the pedestrian bridge.

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