An undergraduate student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State was on Friday attacked by a dog identified as Charlie that bit the student in his private part.
It was gathered that the student visited the owner of the dog at Vanilla Villa around the permanent site of the school when the incident happened.
The dog reportedly attacked the victim and bit his private part before he was saved by some residents of the area and rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated.
Confirming the incident, the Students Union Public Relations Officer, Femi Adegbeyeni, said the undergraduate was rushed to a nearby hospital immediately where he received treatment.
He said, “From what I gathered, the student went to visit a friend at Vanilla Villa, around the Permanent Site. Maybe knowingly or unknowingly he was bitten by the unguarded dog.
“The victim was quickly rushed to a hospital for treatment because the dog bit off part of his private part.
“He is currently being treated and still alive and that is the information I got from people who live in the area.
“The incident happened in the morning and from what we gathered, the dog has been a threat to people living in that area, but we have been warning students to secure their dogs. The incident happened outside the school premises.”
It was, however, gathered that men of the Ondo State Police Command visited the area and arrested the dog.
The state Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Funmi Odulami, said the dog bit the upper thigh of the victim, and the impact affected the undergraduate’s scrotum.
She said, “A pit bull dog known as Charlie, two years three months old, owned by one Abass Olagunju, 24, a 400-level Animal Science student at the Faculty of Agriculture, Adekunle Ajasin University, attacked and bit one Sadiq Opeyemi, 18, 100-level of the same department, at their hostel in Vanilla Villa Permanent Site, Akungba.
“Opeyemi Sadiq, who was running to meet the owner of the dog, was attacked by Charlie. The bite affected the skin of his scrotum.
“He was immediately rushed to Inland Specialist Hospital, Ikare, where he was treated and discharged.”
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
Lagos is the second least liveable city in the world for the year 2021. This is according to the most recent annual ranking put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)…
CLAIM 1: A Twitter user claims UNICEF said any efforts to block children from accessing pornography might infringe their human rights.