The Akwa Ibom State government at the weekend prosecuted 44 sanitation law offenders.

During last Saturday’s sanitation, the 44 were caught flouting the state’s sanitation law.

They were arrested by the monitoring team at various parts of Uyo, the state capital, and taken to the sanitation court.

Some of them were accused of wandering or engaging in other things during the sanitation hours, from 7am to 10am.

Rosemary Monday and Joy Daniel Essien, two of the defaulters, were accused of wandering and plating hair at a saloon during the sanitation hours.

They pleaded guilty and promised to take the sanitation more seriously.

The sanitation tribunal, presided over by Magistrate Mrs Winifred Umoh-Andy, sentenced them to two months imprisonment or payment of N2,000 fine each.