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28 persons charged to court for open defecation



 
Twenty eight (28) people were charged to court in Ado Ekiti for open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of wastes in the state.

Two of the suspects who were underage were, however, discharged and acquitted while the other twenty-six (26) were convicted and sentenced to fines ranging from two thousand to four thousand naira.

Magistrate Modupe Afeniforo who presided over the mobile court expressed hope that the development would serve as deterrence to people in the habit of dumping waste indiscriminately in the state.

Reacting to the development, the state commissioner for Environment, Chief Bisi Kolawole said that the state would continue to implement the state Environmental and Sanitation laws to the letter as part of efforts at eradicating open defecation and indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state.

Warning that government was set to commence a continuous house to house monitoring exercise towards ensuring compliance with the policy of having at least a toilet in every house in the state, the commissioner stressed that no excuse would be tolerated as culprits would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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