Environmental Sanitation: 67 persons given 6 Months jail term for violating sanitation laws in Nasarawa State

The Nasarawa State government has secured conviction for 67 persons who violated environmental laws in the State.

According to a report by PM News, a Mobile Court sitting in Nasarawa State gave the 67 persons six months imprisonment for violating Environmental Sanitation Laws in the state.

The presiding Judge, Mr Shittu Umar, while passing the sentence also gave the convicts an option to pay fines between N5,000 to N50,000.

“The Prosecutor, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, also a Chief Environment Officer, had told the court that the suspects were transacting their private businesses while the sanitation was ongoing.

Mohammed said that the offences violated Section 9(2), of the State Environmental Sanitation Law.

He urged the court to sanction them accordingly to serve as deterrent to others.

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