Owners of ‘arrested’ goats fined N10, 000
BY GNENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO — Osun State Waste Management Agency, OWMA, has ordered the owners of the five goats arrested by the agency in Dele-Yesa area of Osogbo, last Tuesday, to pay a sum of N10,000 each for fine to the coffers of the state government.
Director of Environ- mental Management and Sanitation in the agency, Mr. Henry Ogunbanwo, said any of the owners of the goats, who failed to pay the fine within seven days would lose their animals.
Ogunbanwo noted that the agency was acting in accordance with the provisions of
the article 101 of the 2002 laws of Osun State which prohibits rearing of animals in residential areas, stressing that the agency had the backing of the court.
The director explained that a court of competent jurisdiction had empow- ered the agency to arrest any animal roaming around residential areas within the state.