Hun­dreds ar­rested over street trad­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ya­haya Ibrahim, Lagos

Hun­dreds of street traders have been ar­rested in dif­fer­ent parts of Lagos me­trop­o­lis by men of the Kick Against In­dis­ci­pline (KAI), for hawk­ing on the streets.

The State Gov­er­nor, Mr. Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode, had last Fri­day an­nounced the en­force­ment of law ban­ning street trad­ing and hawk­ing.

Am­bode who spoke on a live TV in­ter­view warned that the law stip­u­lated six months jail term or N90,000 fine for of­fend­ers.

The gov­er­nor said that the re­newed en­force­ment was in line with Sec­tion One of the Lagos State Street Trad­ing and Il­le­gal Mar­ket Pro­hi­bi­tion Law 2003.

Our re­porter who went round the me­trop­o­lis to mon­i­tor the en­force­ment, ob­served men of the KAI who were pick­ing up street hawk­ers for al­legedly vi­o­lat­ing the law.

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