Yesterday a Facebook user, Taiwo Craig, called for justice after a 5-year-old girl was on Monday evening, February 20th, brutally attacked by one of their landlord’s 15 dogs in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
According to a report by Punch Metro, Aliyah, the 5-year-old girl has died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja on Wednesday evening, where she had been brought when she was transferred from Ikorodu General Hospital, where she was first admitted.
It was gathered that Aliyah was sleeping at home on Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Bin Sulaimon Avenue, off Ewuren Road, Ikorodu, when an Alsatian dog broke loose.
The dog, named Rover, which was one of the15 other dogs owned by the landlord who is based in London, United Kingdom, dragged Aliyah to the back of the house where two other Alsatian dogs joined it in attacking her. They inflicted multiple injuries on her body in an attack residents said lasted for about two hours.
Aliyah’s dad identified as Wasiu, who was responsible for the care of the dogs, had reportedly gone to buy the dogs’ feed when the incident happened, and around 11pm of that day, some residents reportedly invaded the house and killed Rover.
The father of the babygirl had told the Punch yesterday that: “This afternoon, the doctors said her condition had worsened and she was not breathing normally again. They said they would need to take her to the Intensive Care Unit where I would spend about N500,000 per day.
“They have not been asking for money from me, except for the drugs. Please help me ask Nigerians for support.”
Around 6:00pm, he informed the newspaper that Aliyah had been pronounced dead and broke down in tears.