Governor Ben Ayade’s Green Sheriff on Thursday tortured two minors from Edgerley Girls’ Secondary School for dumping refuse on the floor.
Green Sheriff is a body established by Government Ayade with the responsibility of looking after the environment.
The minors were with their school uniform when the incident occurred.
They were caught dumping the refuse beside the dumpster outside their school compound.
Governor Ben Atade’s media aide, Emmanuel Ulayi, had posted in his Facebook page “Green Sheriff ensuring environmental sanity in Cross River State as the men of the sheriff this morning caught students of Edgerly memorial girls secondary school dumping refuse on the ground.
“They were taken to their school authority and seriously warned never to repeat the act again. This happened at Edgerly Street.”
DAILY POST investigation revealed that the minors were tortured before ordered to use their hands to pack the refuse.
“The girls dumped the refuse on the floor instead of putting it on dumpster”, an eyewitness who gave his name as Archibong said.
However, in a statement made available to DAILY POST, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ayade, Mr Christian Ita regretted the incident and stated that “while the State Governor appreciates the work that the Green Sheriff is doing in keeping the state clean and green, he will not tolerate actions that will increase risk of exposure of citizens to infections or other health challenges.
“In line with this, the agency is directed to step up guidance of Officers of the Green Sheriff on acceptable methods of enforcement of sanitation laws and ethical engagement of citizens.
“The Governor also encourages citizens to support government’s effort to keep the state clean by disposing off their waste appropriately and building the cleanliness culture which the state is known for.
“Once again, the governor wants to assure all citizens that it is committed to keeping the state clean and green but will do this in a civil manner that will respect rights of citizens and decency.”
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