Thursday, December 2, 2021

Oyo environmental tribunal fines 60 offenders

The fines varied according to the offence, with the minimum being N5,000 and the maximum being N25,000.

• November 13, 2021
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Twitter)

The Oyo State Environmental Tribunal on Saturday imposed fines on 60 persons for violating the state’s environmental sanitation laws.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatunbosun, stated that the offenders were arrested at Bodija, Iwo Road, Beere, Sapati, Elewi-Odo, Ojoo, Gate and Oke-Bola, all in Ibadan.

He said that the fines varied according to the offence, with the minimum being N5,000 and the maximum being N25,000, while three of the offenders opted for community service.

The magistrate, Raheem Wasiu, ruled that since the offenders were caught dumping refuse in unauthorised areas, they were guilty of violating environmental sanitation and waste management laws.

Reacting to the judgment, Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Biodun Oni, commended the magistrate for his professionalism.

“This administration will not leave any stone unturned to regain environmental sanity in the state.

“The way we take care of our environment impacts every stakeholder’s health.

“When we enforce the law, it goes a long way in making the state a healthy one.

“Oyo State is a pacesetter state; a state we should be proud of and strive to make safe and healthy for all,’’ he said.

More from Peoples Gazette

Women protesting

States

Police dock 12 Bayelsa women for blocking road construction with charms

The women were protesting the exclusion of their community from an ongoing construction.

MTNN, Flour Mill, Access Bank, Ecobank, and African Prudential

Economy

NGX opens December with N409 billion loss

The market negative performance was driven by price depreciation in large and medium capitalised stocks.

Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram

Maiduguri

Troops repel Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Buni Yadi: Army

Army spokesman said the security operatives took out Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in a fierce battle.

Ebonyi Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba

States

Ebonyi: Man arraigned over murder of two persons

The magistrate did not take the defendant’s plea due to lack of jurisdiction.

NSCDC psycho test in Sokoto

States

Civil defence officers undergo psycho test in Sokoto

The evaluation was to ascertain the mental state of the personnel.

Trevor Noah

Showbiz

Trevor Noah to host 2022 Grammy Awards

Trevor will be hosting the Grammy awards for the second time having hosted the 63rd Grammy awards 2021.