The Ogun State government on Thursday disclosed that it has arrested no fewer than 124 offenders for open defecation.

Governor Dapo Abiodun’s Special Adviser on the Environment, Ola Oresanya, said those arrested were prosecuted and sentenced to community service for violating state health and environmental laws.

According to Oresanya, 82 of the offenders were detained in the Mowe-Ibafo axis of the state’s Obafemi-Owode local government area.

Speaking on the arrest, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority, (OGWAMA), Mr Ola Oresanya said the offenders were apprehended as parts of efforts of the state government towards stopping the indecent habit, make the state open defecation free and maintain the environmental safety of the people.

He stressed that arresting offenders would be an ongoing exercise, saying Ogun has zero tolerance for open defecation.

He warned truck drivers and their motorists, especially along the Mowe-Ibafo axis, to stop defecating in lanes and road margins, urging them to use public toilets provided by the state government.

Oresanya added that gas stations and restaurants in the state were mandated to make their toilets available for public use as part of their corporate social responsibility.

 

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