The septuagenarian and 47 others were arrested by members of the environmental task force in Ondo, Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, for contravening the environmental law. The accused persons, who were mainly hawkers and travelers, were arrested at various locations while some were accused of roaming about the streets without participating in the monthly exercise. According to the prosecutor and Principal Environment Health Officer in the local government, Mrs. Elizabeth Akinfemisoye, the accused persons were found roaming the streets in the community and did not participate in the exercise, which contravenes Section 17 (h) of Ondo State Environmental Sanitation Law of 2004. Akinfemiloye also accused the convicts of obstructing the sanitation enforcement officers from performing their duties at various locations in the local government during the monthly exercise and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 20 of the Ondo State Environmental Sanitation law of 2004. However, all the accused persons pleaded guilty to the offences. After listening to the prosecutor, the Magistrate, Odenusi Fadeyi, sentenced each of the accused persons to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour with an option of N5,000 fine.]]>

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