The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two dogs for attacking three siblings and injuring one of them on the skull.They also arrested the owner of the dogs for allowing them to have uncontrolled freedom.
It was learnt that the three victims bitten by the rampaging dogs were children of Jegede’s tenant identified as Mr. Abraham Odia.
The incident occurred in the house both parties were staying at Adegboyega Street, Akesan, Igando, Lagos.
When the PUNCH visited the area on Wednesday, a neighbour, who gave her name simply as Elizabeth, said that the dogs were brought newly to the area, adding that Jegede, who was the house caretaker, had not given them the necessary drugs.
She said, “The incident happened last Thursday afternoon at about 5pm. The dogs were supposed to be chained, but I think they broke loose. The children’s parents were not at home, and the kids had been playing in the compound.
“Suddenly, we began to hear shrilled noises of children and the dogs barking violently. When we went near, we found out that the dogs had pounced on the three of them. The youngest child sustained serious injuries on the skull.
“I think the dogs had yet to be given the needed drugs because they were new in the house. The child was bleeding all over the body. Some of us had to call the parents and also involve the police because no one could move near the wild pets.”
The bitten child, a four-year-old boy whose name was given as Isaac, was initially rushed to the General Hospital, Igando before he was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja for treatment after the assault.
It was learnt that while Isaac sustained injuries on the skull from the bites, his two elder siblings, whose names had yet to be ascertained, sustained injuries on the arms and legs.
The dogs were to be taken by the police for medical examination to be sure they were not rabies infected. Meanwhile, the victims have also been taken to a hospital, and they are being treated at the moment.”
It was also said that the child might have been moved to the Surgical Emergency Section of the hospital for a more comprehensive treatment cos of his critical condition.