The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), says it arrested 2,212 persons for various environmental offences in 2020, while 296 of them were prosecuted by the legal department.
The Corps Marshal of LAGESC, Mrs Gbemisola Akinpelu, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Kehinde.
Akinpelu, a retired Commissioner of Police, said that offenders were arrested for crossing the expressway, trading at illegal places, hawking and dumping refuse in unauthorised places.
Others were nabbed for operating illegal mechanic workshops, illegal barbing salons, suya spots, illegal parking, and other environmental offences.
She said the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state, particularly in the…