Editorial Team

Emmanuel Udom-Managing Editor, Stephen Dijo Philemon-Deputy Editor, Janet Udom-Senior Correspondent, Precious Udom-Senior Correspondent, Williams Ita-Bureau Chief(Akwa Ibom/Cross River), Fabian Idoko-Senior Correspondent

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    Tuesday, 4 November 2014

    Lagos police parade “killer” dogs over child slaughter

      By Emmanuel Udom
    Senior Correspondent, Lagos

    It was a spectacle to behold when the police in Lagos on Tuesday paraded the two “killer” dogs that recently chewed the head of a four-year-old boy around Igando area of Lagos.

    Our correspondent re-called that early this month, Master Omonigho Abraham, who was playing with his peers at Adegboyega Street, Akesan Estate, Igando, Lagos had parts of the flesh of his head chopped off by two wild dogs.

    Four-year-old Omonigho was however rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for urgent medical attention after police detectives from Igando police station, while responding from a distress call eventually rescued the boy from the jaws of death.

    But, the Lagos state police commissioner, Kayode Aderanti, while reacting to public condemnations of the tragic incident, said during the parade at the Lagos state police command headquarters in Ikeja that immediately the incident occurred, the two dogs were arrested and have since been in the custody of the police.

    According to him, Stanley Wesley, owner of the wild dogs was also arrested, detained and the case investigated by the police before the matter was charged to Igando magistrate court in Lagos.

    Though, independent checks by our correspondent showed that the owner of the dogs has since temporally relocated from his compound in order to cool to tensions, after meeting the bail conditions, his dogs will still remain in the custody of the police until the matter is concluded by the court.

    Also speaking with journalists during the parade of the dogs, Yahaya Usman Mohammed, police veterinary doctor for Lagos command said that as soon as the dogs were arrested by the police, his officers carried out preliminary medical investigations to determine if the dogs had rabies or any other diseases.

    Fortunately, the medical checks revealed that the dogs were in sound health even though the police medical team will stop the surveillance on the dogs, which the doctor said has been with the police in the last two weeks.

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