Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti yesterday paraded the two dogs that attacked a four-year-old, Omonigho Abraham at Igando Area bit him and seriously wounded him.The two German shepherd dogs named Gaddafi and Billy are currently detained in the veterinary cell of the command at its headquarter in Ikeja. However, the owner of the dogs, Stanley Wesley, has been arraigned in court for negligence but has been granted bail.He said, “We have brought the dogs out so that the public would know that they are still in police custody. They have been examined and show no negative trait. It is only the court that will decide what happens to them. The police cannot decide to kill the dogs.”
He said, “Three days to the incident, a woman who lives in the neighbourhood had gone downstairs to spread her clothes on the line. She had left and was approaching her room when the dogs broke out of their cage and pursued her. She was just lucky that she was close to her room, if not they would have bitten her.
“She ran in and shut the door against herself. The dogs stood at the gate for some time and when they saw she did not open, they ran back to their cage. My wife met the dog’s owner and told him to do something about the dogs, as there were little children within the neighbourhood, but he just ignored the warning.”