The Police in Lagos State said a 36-year-old man was allegedly mauled to death by two German Shepard dogs belonging to a church in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in Lagos on Sunday.
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He also said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.
Hundeyin said that the younger brother of the victim reported the incident to the police in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.
The PPRO further stated that on Tuesday at 11:30 pm, while the deceased was returning home, the two German Shepard dogs came out from the church premises and pounced on him.
“The man said the dogs gave his elder brother several bites all over his body. The police immediately visited the scene of the incident by detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer. On arrival, the dogs were not seen. The victim was said to be rushed to Orile Agege General Hospital for treatment by the family.
“On getting to the hospital, it was discovered that the victim has given up the ghost. Family forcefully removed the corpse for burial according to Muslim rite,” he said.
The PPRO, therefore, advised members of the public to always cage and vaccinate their dogs.
“You are liable for any damage caused by your pets,” the PPRO warned. (NAN)