Ogun State Government through its mobile court has prosecuted 54 sanitation offenders, who failed to observe the last monthly sanitation exercise.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, TPL Yetunde Dina, who described the poor rate of compliance in Ijebu-Ode, said those arrested would be sentenced to one month imprisonment or a fine of five thousand naira, to serve as deterrent to others.
Dina urged residents to always keep their environment and drainages clean, especially during the raining season to avoid flooding and other environmental hazards, saying the State would continue to sensitise the public on the benefits of a clean environment.
Also speaking, the Director, Ogun State Management Protection Agency (OGEPA), Mr. Sofela Akinbola, implored residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse, as designated dump sites were available for waste managers to clear.
Director, Environmental Health and Management, Mr. Buhri Jokosenumi, stated that Environmental Sanitation would continue to be enforced across the State to prevent epidemics.