A 5-year-old nursery two pupil, Jomiloju Odukomaya, has died after he was bitten by a dog . Little Jomiloju was attacked by the dog on August 8, 2016, when he went out to buy biscuits. The dog pounced on him and bite his left hand.
According to Punch, his mother, Mrs. Patience Odukomaya on seeing the bite took Jomiloju to a hospital where the wound was treated but after two weeks, he started exhibiting strange signs. He took him to another hospital where it was confirmed he had contracted rabies, five days later he died.
The owner of the dog, Lola Jonathan who has 19 dogs in his care has been arrested by the Lagos state Police command. The police PRO confirmed that Jonathan has been arrested.
His mother said “I took him to a clinic immediately the dog bit him and the wound was treated. About two weeks after, he started exhibiting some strange signs. He screamed, barked and was drooling at the mouth.
“I took him to Randle Hospital on September 13 and a test conducted on him showed that he had contracted rabies. The hospital referred us to the LUTH. He died five days after.
“While he was receiving treatment, Jonathan came to check on him at my shop. But when he learnt that he was dead, he stopped coming and pretended as if the dog wasn’t his.”
Meanwhile, the father of late Jomiloju has sent his mother, Patience, packing as he blamed her for the incident. Patience said she has been going from place to place since she was sent packing by her husband. Mrs Odukomaya called on the public and human rights organization to come to her aid. She said, I have lost my home; I don’t want to lose justice. My husband blamed me for the incident; whereas that was not the first time Jomiloju would go to buy things himself.”