Kwara State Police Command has announced the arrest of the owner of a German Shepherd dog, which chased Engineer to death in Ilorin, the state capital.
The deceased, whose name was given as Mohammed Faworaja, died following a violent chase by a dog around the Asa Dam Warah/Osin area of the state capital last weekend.
It was gathered that Faworaja hit his chest on an electric pole while running and violently fell.
A patriotic citizen who was present at the scene reportedly sent the dog away and took him to a hospital, but was confirmed dead as a result of internal bleeding.
“The dog, a German shepherd, got loose and chased the deceased who hit his chest against an electric pole. He died of internal bleeding, and the sardine he went to buy was seen beside the pole,” a source said.
“You need to hear the dad speak during one of the prayers organised for him, having retired and handed everything to him. The family is devastated,” the source added.
The command’s image maker, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, while confirming the incident revealed that the force is currently investigating the matter.
“The owner of the dog has been arrested, and the matter is being investigated,” the PPRO added.