The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), on Thursday, stated it arrested 2,212 individuals for varied environmental offences in 2020, whereas 296 of them had been prosecuted by the authorized division.
The Corps Marshal of LAGESC, Mrs Gbemisola Akinpelu, in an announcement issued by the company’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Kehinde stated offenders had been arrested for crossing the expressway, buying and selling at unlawful locations, hawking and dumping refuse in unauthorised locations.
Others had been nabbed for working unlawful mechanic workshops, unlawful barbing salons, suya spots, unlawful parking and different environmental offences.
NAN experiences that she stated the suspects had been arrested in numerous elements of the state, significantly on the metropolis.
The Corps Marshal stated 2020 was a bit difficult for LAGESC operations as a consequence of COVID -19 and the Finish SARS protest, however the company tried its greatest to make sure that indiscipline was checked.
“The appearance of COVID-19 and the Endsars protests impacted negatively on the sooner scheduled enforcement plan for the yr 2020, because it inspired pointless indiscipline throughout the board within the state.
“Nonetheless, the company was capable of advance into new frontiers and particularly key to the site visitors administration and environmental sustainability methods of Mr Governor.
“Within the course of, 2,212 defaulters had been arrested, 34 petitions acquired.
“The environmental division was capable of concern a complete variety of 69 abatement notices, perform 325 compliance visits, 24 enforcements and 72 public complaints had been acquired,” she added.