Woman Arrested By LAWMA Over Improper Waste Disposal, Gets 144 Hours Of Community Service

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The men of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has apprehended a woman for illegally emptying her waste bin into a drainage channel.

The woman identified as Rukayat Oderinde of number 17, Hassan Ogumola Street, Ahamadiyya, Lagos, was caught red-handed on camera while she was disposing of her household waste directly into the drainage channel, an act strictly prohibited under existing waste management regulations.

Responding to this, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, said that improper waste disposal, particularly through drainage channels, could lead to clogged drains, which in turn caused flooding during heavy rains.

The environmental offender had since been sentenced to 144 hours of community service, which she had been mandated by the court to carry out for eight hours daily, from Ahmadiyya to Salolo route, for 18 days, cleaning the environment.

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