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LASGESC Arrests Gang for Extorting Pedestrians

The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) popularly known as KAI has arrested a 5-man syndicate involved in extorting pedestrians crossing at the International Trade Fair Bus Stop.

LAGSEC Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy Unit in a press statement disclosed that the Corps Marshal , Major Olaniyi Olatunbosun Cole said the information about the act reached them through a viral video on social media.

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He added that the extortioners took advantage of the rainy season to extort money from commuters.

” We caught 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 identities of the apprehended suspects causing distress to Lagosians are Elisha Odunsi, M, 19, Muhammed Saidu, M, 20, Tunde Kazeem, M, 20, Musbau Habeeb, M, 26 and Muftau Ottun, M, 36 and they will be charged to court for prosecution”.

In the same vein, Ajayi Lukman revealed that Major Olaniyi Olatunbosun Cole made it known that three other suspects were arrested for trespassing into a building under Government seal in Yaba to carry out their immortal acts.

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He urged Lagosians to dispose wastes appropriately in order to avoid drainage blockage and flood disaster and make use of pedestrian bridges.

” 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” he wrote.

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