Lagos Arrests ‘Area boys’ Extorting N100 from Pedestrians

July 3, 2024

The Lagos State government has arrested some street roughs seen charging people N100 before using a makeshift crossover bridge at the Trade Fair area.

This was made known in a post by the state Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, on X.

The arrest came after a citizen, #ARISE0214, reported the extortion on Wednesday, following heavy rainfall in the area.

Wahab confirmed the arrests via his X account, stating: ”Following a complaint made by #ARISE0214, miscreants charging people for using the makeshift crossover bridge at Tradefair this morning have been arrested by the operatives of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps #LAGESCOfficial.

“They will be prosecuted according to the law.”

Source: X | tokunbo_wahab