LAGESC Apprehend 5-man Syndicate for Extorting Pedestrians in Lagos


As part of concerted efforts to rid the State of environmental infractions and ensure pedestrians’ safety, the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) popularly known as KAI secured the arrest of a 5-man syndicate involved in the extortion of crossing pedestrians at the International Trade Fair Bus Stop in Lagos on Wednesday. 

According to the Corps Marshal, Major Olaniyi Olatunbosun Cole (retd), ‘‘we got  wind of the negative acts of these criminals hindering pedestrian activity at the popular Trade Fair bus stop via a viral video circulating on social media and we swung into action to arrest the five suspects involved, to serve them justice through the courts for the pain caused to Lagosians in this rainy season’’ 

The Corps Marshal disclosed the identities of the apprehended suspects causing distress to Lagosians namely as Elisha Odunsi, M, 19, Muhammed Saidu, M, 20, Tunde Kazeem, M, 20, Musbau Habeeb, M, 26 and Muftau Ottun, M, 36 as they will be charged to court for prosecution. 

In the same vein, the KAI top man also revealed how three suspects were apprehended at Queens Street, Alagomeji, Yaba for accessing a building under government seal for criminal purposes, affirming that they would be charged appropriately before a competent court of jurisdiction. 

He equally admonished Lagosians to embrace the act of appropriate waste disposal by patronizing approved PSP operators just as he discouraged dumping refuse in drains, gutters and canals to prevent flooding in this rainy season. 

Advocating for pedestrians’ safety, Cole enjoined Lagos residents to make use of strategically-erected bridges in Lagos to cross highways as KAI operatives stationed at different operational beats in the State are on ground daily to apprehend defaulters for prosecution. 

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