Over 200 Persons Arrested, Prosecuted for Violating Environmental Laws In Anambra

Written by on August 30, 2022

Over two hundred persons have been arrested and tried for defaulting Anambra state environmental laws.


The individuals were arrested and tried at Magistrate Court, Awka and other mobile courts that sat in different parts of Awka.

They were arrested last Saturday during the statewide compulsory monthly sanitation exercise.

Those found guilty were either fined or compelled to perform one community service or both.

The August edition of the monthly sanitation exercise was remarkable as enforcement was intensified in many parts of the state and major markets, parks and shopping malls complied to the directive.


Pedestrians who defied the compliances were forced to trek distances to beat the enforcement of sanitation within the hours of the exercise while some others were apprehended to face the full wrath of the law.


Speaking to the newsmen, the Anambra state Commissioner for Environment, Engineer Felix Odimegwu called on stakeholders in communities not to disobey government orders, as the law is not respecter of persons, wondering why Governor Chukwuma Soludo and Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe will be involved in sanitation exercise and some individuals will continuously default on the directive.


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