By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State government has vowed to lock up houses without toilet facilities and arrest the landlords deterrent for others.
This comes after an outbreak of cholera hit Abule-Otun, Lafenwa, Kuto and Idi-Aba areas of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, killing five persons.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Adesanya Ayunde said the state governor, Dapo Abiodun in a directive said the measure takes effect from this week.
According to him, “Government will soon send its workers to inspect houses across the state. Any house owner who fails to provide a toilet in his house will be made to face the consequences.”
Ayinde said upon confirmation of the outbreak in the state, the government had swung into action to spot the index case through a thorough investigation in the suspected areas.
He revealed that out of the five deaths reported in the news, only one was taken to a government health facility, which helped officials to trace and get information on the other four victims.