4yr Old Boy Whose Scalp Was Bitten Off By Dogs In Lagos Tells His Story

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Omonigho Abraham, 4, who was attacked and almost killed by two dogs in the Igando area of Lagos State, has disclosed his fears while still on hospital bed. Omonigho, who spoke with Punch Correspondent, he will not return home from the hospital, till the police and the government ensure that the dogs that almost took his life are killed.

He narrated his ordeal saying;

“I was playing with my brothers when the dogs entered our flat. I could not jump, so they bit my head. I pinched Gaddafi (one of the dogs), but he did not leave me. It was when I heard the voice of my mummy that I woke up. I want them to kill the dogs; I won’t return home.”

A worker in the ward who said the boy’s health had improved compared to when he was admitted said,

“The day they brought him here remains unforgettable for me. I couldn’t eat throughout that day because he looked horrible.”

The father of the victim, Odiah, berated the police for failing to rescue his son. He also accused the police of attempting to muddle up the investigations.

Omonigho’s father, who was angry that the police claimed to have saved the boy, said he got a call from the Divisional Crime Officer of the Igando Police Station asking him to come and order them to release the dogs.

He said,

“She asked me to come and agree to release the dogs to the owner or else, they would release the dogs to the owner themselves. She said in the alternative, I should take the dogs to my house.


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