28 Prosecuted For Open Defecation In Ekiti
Twenty-eight persons have been arraigned at a mobile court in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, for open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
Two, who are minors, were, however, discharged and acquitted. Others were sentenced to fines ranging from N2,000 to N4,000.
The Magistrate, Modupe Afeniforo, hoped that the sentence would act as a deterrent to others.
Environment Commissioner Chief Bisi Kolawole said the government would implement environmental and sanitation laws to eradicate open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse.
Warning that the administration would begin a continuous house to house monitoring exercise to ensure compliance with the policy of having at least one toilet in every house, the commissioner stressed that culprits would be punished.
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