Tuesday, April 23, 2024

67 persons jailed in Nasarawa for breaking sanitation laws

The prosecutor said the suspects were transacting private businesses during sanitation exercise.

• October 31, 2020
Sanitation exercise
Photo of people doing sanitation used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: TVC News)

A mobile court sitting in Nasarawa State sentenced 67 persons to six months imprisonment for violating the state’s environmental sanitation laws.

Judge Shittu Umar while passing the sentence also gave the convicts an option to pay fines between N5,000 to N50,000.

The Prosecutor, Abubakar Mohammed, had told the court that the suspects were transacting their private businesses while the sanitation was ongoing.

Mr. Mohammed said that the offences violated Section 9(2), of the State Environmental Sanitation Law.

He urged the court to sanction them accordingly to serve as deterrent to others.

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Opinion

Jason Baker: A dangerous animal torturer and killer must be stopped

But if “Enenie nwa ite” is allowed to continue torturing, maiming, burning, crushing, and slaughtering animals, the detrimental repercussions will be profound.

Courtroom (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)

Ibadan

Court jails two for illegal currency trading in Ibadan

The SSS prosecutor, T.A. Nurudeen, told the court that the convicts were being tried for unlawful currency trading.

TALIBAN FLOGGING AFGHAN

World

Taliban court orders public whipping of two men accused of robbery 

The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan has seen the reintroduction of public punishments, including execution and flogging, for various crimes.

Emeka Ihedioha

Politics

Ex-Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha dumps PDP, says party no longer ‘credible opposition to APC’

Former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, resigned his membership in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday.

Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

Rights

UK sending refugees to Rwanda cruel, costly: International Rescue Committee

Sending refugees to Rwanda, or anywhere else, will never be an effective solution, warns the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Federal Ministry of Finance

Abuja

5,000 debtors owe Nigerian government N5.2 trillion: Finance Ministry

The federal government said the debts were revealed in data aggregated from over 5,000 debtors across more than 93 MDAs.