A woman aged 55 years old has reportedly died after been bitten by a dog in Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State. The woman identified as Florence Aladenoye died in Federal Medical Center, Owo.
According to it was gathered that after the attack, the victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where all attempts made by the medical personnel to save her life proved abortive as she died in the hospital.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident, said after the dog bite, the woman was taken to five different hospitals in the town before she finally gave up the ghost last week. Ogodo said the owner of the dog, whom he identified as Mr. Olofingbasote Afolabi had been arrested in connection with the incident and had been detained at the Criminal Investigative Department of the state police command for further investigation.
The PPRO stated, “When the incident happened, the matter was reported to Afolabi, as the owner of the dog, but he did not take any action to treat the victim. So the victim was taken to five different hospitals, including the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, and the owner of the dog still did not take any action until the victim died.
The police spokesman stated that the remains of the deceased had since been deposited at Alade Idanre General Hospital Mortuary for postmortem while police investigation was ongoing. Ogodo, however, urged residents of the state, who rear dogs and other domestic animals in their homes, to ensure that their animals were properly kept and immunised.