Oyo tribunal fines 60 persons for allegedly violating environmental laws

The Oyo State Environmental Tribunal court has fined sixty persons over various sanitation infractions.


It was gathered that the sixty persons were fined on Saturday for allegedly flouting the state’s environmental sanitation laws during sanitation on Saturday. The violators were fined at Bodija, Iwo-road, Beere, Sapati, Elewi-Odo, Ojoo, Gate, Oke-bola, and other locations in Ibadan.


Magistrate, Mr. Raheem Wasiu in his judgment, said the offenders were caught dumping refuse in unauthorized areas and are guilty of violating the environmental sanitation and waste management laws.


He charged the violators a fine of between ?5,000 and ?25,000 for their offences.


Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Abiodun Oni, in his remarks, commended the Magistrate for his professionalism.


He added that the present administration in the state, will not leave any stone unturned towards regaining the environmental sanity in the state.


“No matter how we take care of our environment, it usually has an impact on every stakeholder’s health and as soon as 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 strife in making it safe and healthy for all and sundry”.