Osun govt arrests environmental law violators in Osogbo


Osun State Government has effected the arrests of some individuals for allegedly violating environmental laws.

They were also accused of haphazardly dumping refuse on major roads and highways in the state capital, Osogbo and in other towns.

The Commissioner for Environment, Mayowa Adejoorin, who made this known to journalists on Wednesday, added that the violators were apprehended early in the morning.

“Officers from the Ministry of Environment and Osun Waste Management Agency effected the arrests when they mounted an early morning surveillance in many of the the areas where residents and even non-residents of the state have formed the habit of indiscriminately dumping heap of refuse and other waste items.

“The Ministry of Environment under my purview, will not relent at ensuring sanity throughout the state,” he said.

While calling on members of the public to stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse, Adejoorin stressed that no violator or group of violators caught would be spared from being prosecuted in line with the environmental laws of the state.

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