The Lagos state police have arrested a man identified as Stanley Jegede,who is reportedly the caretaker of house 35, Adegboyega Street, Akesan, Igando.
He was nabbed for his carelessness which resulted in his giant dogs inflicting injuries on the skull of the child of Abraham Odia who is a tenant.
The sad event occurred in the late hours of Thursday, September 25, 2014 when the dogs aggressively pulled out the skull of four year- old Omoniho Isaac Abraham who escaped death by a hair’s breadth
The child is currently receiving treatment at the intensive care section of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos state capital.
In addition, two of the victim’s older brothers aged between 7 and 12 years sustained several injuries having jumped from upstairs in a bid to escape attack from the aggressive dog.
Daily Independent reports stated that Jegede and his two dogs had been arrested and detained at the Igando Police Station.
Speaking with correspondents of Daily Independent at the LASUTH premises, 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 let out of the chains
“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 even after calling the police that people could not enter the compound for fear of being attacked by the dogs. Afterwards, the wife who had received a distress call rushed back to the house.
“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. Thereafter, the police accompanied her to Igando General hospital who referred them to LASUTH.