Ekiti convicts ten people for violating environmental laws.

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Ekiti state

 

 


A Mobile Magistrate Court Sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced ten
people to one month imprisonment each with an option of fine for
violating the State Environmental Laws.
Delivering his judgment, Magistrate Timothy Abe said the culprits were
found culpable under the Environmental Laws of 2020 for dumping refuse
in unauthorized locations in Ado- Ekiti and therefore sentenced each
of them to one month imprisonment with an option of fine.
The Prosecutors, Mrs. Ogunsan Bolaji and Mr. Ogundoro Sunday said that
Ekiti State Environmental Task Force allegedly caught the offenders in
the act of dumping refuse on the road median at Similoluwa, Adebayo
and Adehun areas of Ado Ekiti.
Speaking on the incident, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Environment
and Natural Resources, Barrister (Mrs.) Iyabo Fakunle-Okieimen who
frowned at such act, said anyone found violating the environmental
laws in the State would be penalized in accordance with the extant
laws.
The Commissioner stressed that the present administration has zero
tolerance for indiscriminate dumping of refuse as the government is
committed to provision of conducive and healthy environment for the
people to guard against an outbreak of epidemics in the state.
She therefore warned the people against the unwholesome act, adding
that the Fayemi led government would be relentless in its efforts to
fight against any act that could constitute nuisance to the
environment.
Reacting, the Chairman of the Task Force, Mr. Ariyo Emanuel, who led
the team said the offenders were caught early this morning and
expressed hope that they would serve as deterrents to other
intending law breakers.

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