Vandalism: FG tightens security on Third Mainland Bridge

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The Federal Ministry of Works says it is working with the police to tighten security and stop vandalism on the Third Mainland Bridge to save the public infrastructure.

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mrs Olukorede Kesha, gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen on Sunday.

Recall that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the police command in Lagos State had on Friday arrested a suspected vandal removing LED road stud lights on the newly-renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

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According to the police, the suspect had already removed 10 of the lights before he was caught by policemen on patrol.

Kesha said that the the ministry would not tolerate any vandalism on public infrastructure.

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She said that police trucks had been stationed on the bridge to allow officers to quickly respond to incidents and check vandalism.

She said: “We have written to the commissioner of police to ensure more surveillance on the Third Mainland Bridge, and we have stationed police trucks on the bridge.

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“Police officers now patrol the bridge more frequently; this increased security measures have led to the arrest of a number of miscreants, who were vandalising public property.

“We saw that the cat eye lights were vandalised, and the vandals were promptly arrested and taken to police custody.

“More miscreants were also arrested for vandalism even on Monday. This shows a strong response from the authorities.

“Our eyes are on Third Mainland Bridge.”

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