FCTA prosecutes sixteen herdsmen and impounds their cattles


The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says the Sanitation Mobile Court convicted 16 herdsmen, who grazed their cattle in the nation’s capital city. And impounded 32 cattles and 38 sheeps.

“In the seven days exercise so far, 36 cows and 38 sheeps have been impounded, while 16 herdsmen have been arraigned and convicted by the Sanitation Mobile Court,” he says.

“The AEPB and the Task Team tendered the impounded cows and sheep as exhibit to secure the conviction of the arrested herdsmen,” he adds.

This comes after the FCT Minister’s directive to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and the FCT Task Team on Environment to stop cattle grazing within Abuja metropolis.

The Senate Committee on the FCT earlier questioned the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, on his actions to stop cattle grazing in the city center. The chairman of the committee then said that eering herdsmen should pay 50,000 naira fine per cattlr. And also that resident should kill cattles found grazing in the metropolis.

Source: Vanguard

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