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Amosun arrests couple for dumping refuse on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.

Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Sunday said he apprehended a couple for dumping refuse on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and handed them over to the police for prosecution. Amosun made this known during the 2016 Democracy Day event organised by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta‎.

He said the couple was caught while offloading the garbage from the booth of their Lexus SUV on their way to church.
“I was coming from Lagos to Abeokuta, when I saw this Lexus Jeep parked on the highway,” he said while giving details of the incident.

“The car was conveying the couple and their children to church. I thought the car had a fault, but I found out that the booth was opened. On moving closer, I was shocked to see the husband, a well-read man, removing out heap of refuse from the booth and dumping it on the highway, on their way to church, an indication that that had been their stock in trade.

“As soon as my convoy stopped, the couple took off, and I ordered my security to pursue them, they were pursued to Ojota in Lagos before they were arrested. As I am talking to you now, the suspect is in Ibara Police Station here in Abeokuta and would be taken to court on Tuesday (today).”

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  • loveontopover

    Good work, but then where do they have to dispose their rubbish? If they had some dedicated place to throw away rubbish in their neighbourhood, then they would not have put trash in the booth of their lexus jeep. In 2016, Nigerian are still looking for somewhere to throw away rubbish. Is that right? What are you people who are in government doing with the money you have been entrusted with?

    • shina

      So, if they dont know where to dispose their refuse, the expressway is the ideal place

      • loveontopover

        Since there is no other place, any place is the place!

    • nana

      very true, but if they are resident in Lagos there is LAWMA and they have have no excuse. As for other states it’s a disaster how wastes are disposed off in times of global warming. But this is Nigeria 2016 where you can find a BUGATTI sports car and people taking a dump into drainage canals side by side talk less of appropriately disposing of household wastes.

  • Timothy Aremu

    I think Amosun will have to do more to apprehend more culprits on the highways. Are there adequate provisions made for refuse dumps and where they are available, government neglect such places to constitute an l sore. I beg make you free the poor man.

    • amador kester

      If there are no refuse dumps nor landfills nor public reorientation programmes on environmental sustainability then the governor should by the same vicarious token park this convoy, arrest himself or the relevant commissioner. Or else this commendable bravado will concatenate to an executive fiasco