The Lagos State Environment Sanitation Corp (LAGESC) says nine residents of the state that it arraigned before the Special Offences Court in Ogba for indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the metropolis have been jailed for a week each.
The offenders, comprising six men and three women, were arrested last Wednesday in a joint operation that LAGESC and the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) conducted at different locations that included Ikeja, Agege, Oregun, Jakande and the Lekki/Epe expressway.
The convicts are; Gabriel Joel, 25, (male); Segun Adekunle, 30, (male); Joel Godwin, 20, (male); Kabiru Aliu, 44, (male), Aminu Lawal, 44, (male) and Christy Nwamkama (female).
Others are Ochanya Ejembi, 20, (female), Mercy Amu, 20, (female) and Garuba Abdul Kadiri, 20, (male). At the Samuel Ilori Court House, the court ruled that the offenders should be imprisoned for one week each, or pay a fine of ₦5,000.
The agency said seven of the offenders had fulfilled their bail conditions, while the other defaulting two, Aliyu and Lawal, were Remanded, pending the fulfilment of their bail conditions or acceptance of an option of imprisonment.