A man, Stanley Jegede, said to be the caretaker of house 35, Adegboyega Street, Akesan, Igando, Lagos, has been arrested by the police for allowing his giant dogs tear the skull of the child of a tenant, Abraham Odia.
Omoniho Abraham. During the incident that happened at about 5.46 pm on Thursday, four year- old Omoniho Isaac Abraham narrowly escaped death, as the dogs pulled out his skull.
Omoniho is currently on admission at the intensive care section of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos. The two elder brothers to the victim whose ages range between seven and 12 years were also injured as they jumped from upstairs to evade the dogs’ attack.
Daily Independent investigation revealed that Jegede and his two dogs had been arrested and detained at the Igando Police Station. Narrating the incident to Daily Independent at the LASUTH premises on Monday, Abraham, father of the children, said that his wife went to buy something for the children, and that shortly after she left, the children came downstairs with their bicycles to play as he lives upstairs. But unknown to them, the giant dogs belonging to the landlord’s brother (Stanley Jegede) were not chained.
“Immediately they came down, two of the dogs chased them. The third dog was chained. They ran back up stairs, but the dogs chased them up, three of them ran up, but the dogs still attacked them forcing the other two who were 12 and seven years old to jump down leaving their younger one who could not jump.
They sustained fracture injury on the legs. The dogs pounced on the boy, tore his skull and battered his face”. He added that sympathizers who were helpless had to call in the police. He said that even with that, no one could go in for fear of attack by the dogs, until his wife rushed back after she received a distress call.
“Nobody could go in, including the police, but my wife had to summon courage and defy the dogs’ barking and threat to go in and saw her son in the pool of his own blood, carried him and rushed out of the house. She was then accompanied by the police to Igando general hospital from where they were referred to LASUTH.
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