The owners of the five goats arrested by officials of Osun state Waste Management Agency OWMA, at Dele-Yesa area of Osogbo, Osun state on the 8th of Jan have been ordered to pay a sum of N10,000 each as fine to the coffers of the state government.
Mr. Henry Ogunbanwo, Director of Environmental Management and Sanitation in the Agency, disclosed this in Oshogbo over the weekend.
He noted that any of the owners of the goats, who failed to pay the fine within seven days would lose his or her goat.
Ogunbanwo emphasised 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.
He further explained that the Agency had been empowered by a court of competent jurisdiction to arrest any animal roaming around residential areas within the state.
It would be recalled that residents of Dele-Yesa area, Osogbo, Osun state were taken by surprise on Tuesday, when the officials of Osun State Waste Management Agency, OWMA, arrested five Goats roaming the streets.