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31 persons have been arrested by the Lagos State government agencies for allegedly disposing waste at unauthorized locations.

This act, according to the government, contravened the Lagos environmental laws.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on its official X (Twitter) handle.

According to LAWMA, they were apprehended by the men of Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) between 4am and 5am while disposing their waste at unauthorized locations across the state.

LAWMA added that they would before the court the Environmental Court, Oshodi, as stipulated by the state environmental law.

Meanwhile, the agency had alerted the Lagos State Transportation Management Agency (LASTMA) to arrest a woman driving a yellow car with number plate FST 670 YF, who was sighted this morning (Tuesday) at Adeniyi Jones junction inwards Aromire, dropping waste from her car.

LAWMA said all efforts to make her pick up the waste proved abortive, as she drove off.

“All LASTMA officials are hereby notified to flag her car down anywhere she is seen. She will be arrested and prosecuted according to environmental laws of the state.

“We cannot consolidate on the efforts to make the environment cleaner and better, when a few individuals are bent on derailing government’s efforts”, said LAWMA.

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