The collapse of a wall connected to a borehole at Ogida Quarters in Egor Local Government of Edo State has led to the death of a nine-year-old girl .
It was gathered that the victim, identified as Choice Izevbaye, had been sent by her grandmother to buy water when the about four-feet high wall collapsed on her as she bent to scoop water from a bowl.
The Public Relations Officer, Moses Nkombe, on Monday, June 19, confirmed the incident that happened on Osarehen Street, off Powerline Road, in Benin the state capital.
It was also learnt that three relatives of the deceased, said to be a primary three pupil, were arrested by the police for allegedly damaging the property of the owner of the borehole, identified as one Mr. Edigin.
Her 35-year-old mother, Reginald Eseiwi, stated that she was away when the unfortunate incident occurred.
Eseiwi, however, accused the owner of allegedly ignoring complaints about the bad state of the wall and not taking prompt steps to fix it.
She, therefore, appealed to the Nigeria Police and other relevant authorities to come to her aid in order to secure the release of her family members who were being detained.
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