The Sanitation Mobile Court, Aba North has sentenced Miss Hannah Geoffrey of No 53 Osusu Road, Aba to a two week imprisonment at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Aba for indiscriminate dumping of refuse into the drainage and littering the newly reconstructed Osusu Road.
Delivering his judgement, the Presiding Officer, E.U. Eke Onuoha stated that the accused was guilty of two count charge occasioned by illegal dumping of refuse inside the gutters and littering of refuse around her premises contrary to section 18 schedule 12, No. 9 of the Abia State Environmental Basic Law 2004 and 2013 as amended.
While reacting to the judgement, The Deputy General Manager Abia State Environmental Protection Agency ASEPA Aba Zone and Environs Hon Chief Rowland Nwakanma lauded the judiciary for upholding the law and warned that the era of Indiscriminate dumping of refuse into the drainages and littering the roads with garbage is over in Aba. He further reiterated his willingness to implement the directive of the executive Governor of Abia State Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu to ensure that sanity is maintained in the city by ensuring that no one defaces the newly constructed roads in Aba while commending his Taskforce Teams for apprehending defaulters and charged them to pursue their duties diligently.