The Lagos State Environment Sanitation Corp (LAGESC) at the weekend arraigned nine persons arrested for violating the environmental laws before the special offences court in Ogba. The violators were arrested during the joint operation exercise of LAGESC and the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in different locations including Ikeja, Agege, Oregun, Jakande and Lekki/Epe expressway for indiscriminate dumping of refuse in Lagos metropolis.
The offenders are; Gabriel Joel, 25, Segun Adekunle, 30, Joel Godwin, 20, Kabiru Aliu, 44, Aminu Lawal, 44, Christy Nwamkama. Others are Ochanya Ejembi 20, Mercy Amu, 20 and Garuba Abdul Kadiri, 20. When their charge was read, they pleaded guilty, started weeping and begging the magistrate to temper justice with mercy. The Magistrate ruled that the offenders be imprisoned for one week or pay a fine of ₦5,000. Seven of the offenders fulfilled bail conditions while Kabiru Aliyu and Aminu Lawal were remanded pending the fulfilment of their bail conditions or acceptance of option of imprisonment. Read more