Badagry council arrests 20 for violating sanitation law

Badagry slave port
Badagry is popular for its slave trade tourism

Those arrested were asked to pay a N5,000 fine.

Twenty persons were arrested on Saturday in the Badagry West Local Council Development Area, LDCA, of Lagos State for violating the monthly sanitation law.

Some of the offenders were arrested around Seme border and in Badagry town.

In January, 122 persons were arrested for violating the monthly sanitation law.

The Council Chairman, Hontonyon Bamgbose, noted however that there was now an improvement in residents’ response to the exercise.

“The low number of arrested offenders in February show that the campaign by the council on the exercise is yielding results,’’ he said.

Mr. Bamgbose said the council took the step to prevent an outbreak of epidemic in the local government.

“It is a thing of joy that our efforts have begun to yield positive results, especially on health-related issues, knowing full well that Badagry West is a rural area.

“In the annals of history of the council, this will be the lowest number of defaulters to be arrested.

“This shows the effect of the aggressive campaign we embarked upon to explain to our people the importance of sanitation,” he said.

Mr. Bamgbose urged the people not to relent in keeping their environment clean at all times.

The offenders were fined N5,000 each, while those who could not afford the fine were transferred to the Special Offences Court at Alausa in Ikeja.


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