Missing Pupil Found Dead In Latrine, Tenants Flee
Kehinde Toba, a primary one pupil of Fasok Nursery and Primary School in the Ketu area of Lagos State, has slipped and fell into an open 25-foot latrine.
Kehinde, who lost his father five years ago and had been staying with his uncle on Alapere Street, was walking out of the house on Wednesday around 7pm when he fell into the pit.
His corpse was later discovered at about 5pm the next day, after a bricklayer had sealed up the pit without knowing that he was trapped in it.
Policemen from the Alapere divison were said to have arrested the caretakers of the house, as tenants had fled for fear of being implicated.
“Their mother is a trader, but she stays in the Seme, Badagry area of Lagos State. The three children live with me.“On Wednesday, Kehinde returned from school and started doing his homework along with his classmates.”
“I informed his mother, who started crying. I was also confused because we could not tell what had become of him. His mother left Seme for our hometown in Ipokia, Ogun State, and after our family members there made some consultations, they were assured that the boy would be found,” he added.
“A bricklayer made a new concrete slab and placed it beside the pit because they had yet to pay him for the job.However, on Thursday, the tenants began to look for the bricklayer to cover up the latrine.The bricklayer went and covered it up. He decided to take a break before cementing it. He went to a restaurant to eat and from there went to watch a football match at a viewing centre.As he returned to cement the slab he had placed over the latrine, he remembered that he left his earphones at the restaurant. It was at the restaurant that he heard the news of the missing boy.“It was at this point that the bricklayer remembered seeing a pair of shoes inside the latrine he sealed.”
“I just want them to produce my brother; tell the government to produce him,” he said.