The Ogun State Commissio-ner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, has warned those destroying its forest reserves to stop or face the music.

He gave the warning during a visit to sand evacuators at Alakala Communal Zone of Ipake Forest Reserve in Yewa South Local Government Area.

He warned the sand evacuators to desist from encroaching into the forest reserve, adding that they should keep to the terms of their contract with the government and avoid going beyond the demarcated areas.

”We do not intend to victimise or deal with anybody except those found to be economic saboteurs, who through their actions or inactions, deliberately encroach on government reserves to make money; we urge them to immediately desist from such action before government clamps down on them,” he said.

The Commissioner also cautioned cocoa farmers at Area J4 to desist from destroying the state’s economic trees in the reserves, advising them to replace the ones they have destroyed.

He explained that the government has been magnanimous enough to allow Taungya farming in its forest reserves, saying that farmers should not abuse the privilege given to them through wanton destruction of economic trees and illegal activities in the reserves.

Lawal said the government would revamp the depleted reserves.