Abuja – The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), FCT Mobile Court on Thursday sentenced a 44 year-old agent, Yaeu Umar, to two weeks imprisonment for allowing trees in his house to over grow.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Aminu Abdullahi, sentenced Umar to one week imprisonment for allowing trees to over grown and discharging sewage water to the environment, thereby causing discomfort to neighbours.
The convict, who resides at No. 16, Denis Osadebe Street, Asokoro Villa, FCT, was convicted on a two-count charge of allowing trees to over grow in the premises and discharging sewage water to the environment.
Abdullahi also sent him to one week in prison for discharging sewage water to the environment, thereby causing discomfort to his neighbours.
Abdullahi, however, gave the convict an option fine of N15, 000 for allowing trees to over grow in the premises and another N10, 000 for discharging of sewage water in the same compound.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the charges, however, appealed for more time to enable him remove the waste from the environment.
He also promised to repair the sewage leakage as soon as he was released.
The AEPB prosecutor, Mr Eze Eze, had told the court that the convict was arrested by the officials of the board on Thursday, Nov. 12, and brought to court for trial.
Eze said that the accused was arrested for committing three offences, which included keeping tank that was supposed to be used for waste in the premises.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 23 and sub-section 1 of the AEPB Act.
He said the convict was also charged with, “allowing over grown trees in the premises, which contravened section 27, sub-section 1 and discharging of sewage waste contravening section 17, sub-section 1 of the board. “ (NAN)