Lagos gives conditions to release detained rams


rams: dozens of rams detained in Lagos

Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit says it will release the 65 rams it arrested on Monday after their owners will have put the environment in proper shape.

The taskforce had confisticated the rams on display for sale in a prohibited area around Ijora-Olopa of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Monday.

Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, Chief Superintendent of Police told P.M. NEWS that the rams would be released to their owners once they complied with the environmental laws of Lagos.

He said the place where the rams were seized was cleared last year as government wanted to beautify the area, but that the ram sellers encroached on the area and destroyed the aesthetics in the area as their rams ate up the greens.

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“We have locations where they can sell rams, let them go there. They cannot just jump unto a place and start selling rams. The rams were seized and taken away. In fact, their owners are the one feeding them in the place we kept them.

“They have to clear the mess in the area first before we release their rams back to them. They should go to authorized places to sell their rams,” he stated.

Sulaiman stated that before the taskforce took the decision to seize the rams, the ram sellers were warned to leave the area at the weekend, but that they disregarded government’s directive.

He appealed to other ram sellers to use designated places meant for ram selling for their trade as government would not condone lawlessness and degradation of its environment.

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