Nigeria, Sept. 16 -- The Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) on Thursday said it has arrested 17 suspects over indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other environmental offences.

According to Hakeem Akinleye, the spokesperson of the agency, the offenders were arrested by LAWMA enforcement team at different locations in the state such as Oyingbo, Ayobo, Abule Egba, Agege Isokoko, Ikeja, and Ekoro Agbeleka, while committing the various offences.

He said most of the suspects were arrested dumping refuse indiscriminately at unapproved places, while one was arrested for open defecation.

Carts being used for refuse dumping were also impounded by the agency.

Mr Akinleye said the suspects were arraigned before the Lagos Magistrate Cour...