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LASG arrest six for fraudulent enforcement of environmental law


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. PHOTO: LASG

Lagos State Government has apprehended six of its officials who go about defrauding people, particularly under the guise of environmental law enforcement.

Commissioner for the Environment, Babatunde Durosinmi –Etti, who disclosed this yesterday, warned members of the public to be wary of the activities of unauthorized officers.

He said they were perturbed by activities of some bad eggs amongst public servants, who abuse the enforcement process to defraud Lagosians.

According to him, nemesis caught up with the six who were out on a mission to defraud some hotels in the state, namely JCB Hotel, Omole and Roneks Hotel in Akowonjo.

“The officers are Alaba Alegbe, a Principal Scientific Officer, Famuyiwa Olawale, a Grade level 10 officer, Olodun Lateef, Grade level 10, Agbotoba David, Grade level 09, Waliu Olajide Grade level 10 and Bukky Ajibabi, a grade level 09 officer”.

He said that the Enforcement Department of the ministry, which was promptly directed to swing into action and investigate the matter, found overwhelming evidence, including video recordings and telephone conversation recordings to suggest that the concerned officers had compromised their positions.

Durosinmi –Etti stressed that the government would apply appropriate disciplinary measures, which would include prosecution in the law court to serve as deterrent to others.

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