Hundreds arrested over street trading
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.