The Ondo State Waste Management Authority on Saturday in Akure arrested 39 people for violating state environmental laws.
General Manager of the Ondo State Waste Management Authority, Ayo Adeyemo, gave the figure at the end of the April edition of the monthly environmental sanitation in the state.
He said that each of the alleged offenders was given appropriate fines based on the nature of the offence.
According to her, the suspects were arrested at different locations within Akure metropolis.
She said that the exercise was also monitored by the state Commissioner for Environment, Sunday Akinwalere.
The general manager appealed to Ondo residents to make environmental sanitation a daily affair to prevent diseases.
She said, “Anybody who violates environmental laws will be appropriately sanctioned.”
Some of the areas monitored include Oyemekun Road, Oja Oba (Adedeji Market), Adegbola and Ilesha Motor Park.
At Ilesha Motor Park, Mrs Adeyemo encouraged the leadership of the motor park to get approved waste bins and avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse.