Lagos Arrests ‘Area Boys’ Extorting N100 From Pedestrians In Lagos


The Lagos State Government has arrested the miscreants who were seen charging people N100 to use a makeshift crossover bridge at the Trade Fair area of the state.

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

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

Wahab confirmed the arrests on 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.”

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