Dog bites off private part of 18-year-old student in Ondo

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A Pit-Bull

An 18-year-old 100-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Sadiq Opeyemi has been bitten by a dog.

It was gathered that the dog (a Pit-Bull) bit the teenager’s private part on his way to visit a friend in the area.

Reports say that the victim, a student of Animal Science, is the school son of the owner of the dog.

The incident occurred outside the school premises.

It was also leant that the dog identified as Charlie is owned by a colleague of the victim, Abass Olagunju, a 24-year-old 400 level student of Animal Science.

A witness stated that dog Sadiq and bit his private part before he could be rescued by other students.

The incident was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Oluwafemi Adegbeyeni, who added that the student had already been hospitalised.

Adegbeyeni 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 part of his private parts.

“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.”

The dog and its owner have been reportedly arrested for investigation.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Ondo state police command, Funmi Odulami, confirmed that “the dog bit the upper thigh of the victim.”

Odunlami said that “A pit-bull dog known as Charlie, two-years-three-month 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.

She added that “Opeyemi Sadiq, who was running to meet the owner of the dog was attacked by Charlie.

According to Odunlami, “the victim was immediately rushed to Inland Specialist Hospital, Ikare, where he was treated and immediately discharged.”