A 12-year-old girl has been found dead in a pit latrine in Asin- Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The deceased was reportedly sent on an errand when she unsuspectingly stepped on the weak concrete slab covering the latrine.
After waiting a long time for the girl’s return, her parents raised an alarm. They were only made aware of what had befallen the teenager, after a neighbour, Ruth Bamidele, told of the collapsed latrine slab.
Ikole Local Government Council has admonished all landlords in the area to put their uncompleted pit latrines in good condition. Tunde Famuyisan, Head, Environment Department in the council area, gave the warning on Thursday while reacting to the unfortunate incident.
He made an appeal to the residents to give necessary information to help fish out abandoned latrines.
By Unuode Ejiro