The Lagos State Environmental Safety Company (LASEPA) and the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration Management (NAFDAC) have arrested 4 individuals for tampering with environmental air pollution proof present in Ikorodu.
LASEMA spokesperson Bola Ajao confirmed the arrest on Monday in a press release, disclosing that the companies arrested the suspects on Friday throughout a joint follow-up inspection train to the sealed Ikorodu scrap yard.
On August 22, 2021, LASEPA issued a press release warning property house owners towards utilizing their amenities as unlawful scrap yards, saying they promote environmental air pollution.
The company added that the warning grew to become needed following a stunning discovery of an unlawful storage and scrap yard in a two-storey constructing on the Ikorodu space of the state, which was sealed.
The spokesperson additional said that the joint inspection revealed extra poisonous substances, stressing that they promptly halted all actions on the positioning by inserting a LASEPA stop-work order, resulting in the arrest of 4 individuals.
LASEPA additionally defined that the joint operation was carried out by Adedayo Adedayo, director of e-waste (LASEPA), and Ado Kabiri, NAFDAC’s principal regulatory officer.
“The arrested suspects tried to destroy previously-established proof by getting access to the sealed website illegally (leaping over the fence) and making an attempt to destroy proof by arson,” mentioned the LASEPA assertion. “Facility Supervisor and the alleged proprietor of the expired medicine (paracetamol, ginseng multivitamin cleansers) had been taken to custody by NAFDAC for additional questioning.”
He additionally famous that “the group additionally found two scrap yards and three 40-feet containers, with two containing used medical consumables, whereas the opposite contained metallic and e-waste supplies.”
The spokesperson mentioned officers additionally discovered massive portions of synthetic sweeteners and flavours, biohazardous waste, together with used needles, syringes, nostril masks, disposable hand gloves, and attire amidst the squalor.