A dog, named Charlie, has bitten off a part of the private parts of a yet-to-be-known undergraduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, in the Akungba Akoko area of Ondo State.
NEWSNAIJA gathered that the student had visited a friend at the Vanilla Villa, around the Permanent Site, outside the school premises when the dog attacked him.
During the attack, the dog reportedly bit the victim’s private parts but some good Samaritans came to his rescue.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution’s Students Union Government, identified as Oluwafemi Adegbeyeni, who confirmed the incident to our reporter, said the undergraduate was rushed to a nearby hospital.
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 off part of his private parts.
“He is presently being treated and still alive and that is the information I got from people who live in the area. The incident occured 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 Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Funmi Odulami, said the dog bit the upper thigh of the victim, adding that the impact of the attack affected the undergraduate’s scrotum.
The PPRO said, “A pit-bull dog known as Charlie, two-year-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.
“Opeyemi Sadiq, who was running to meet the owner of the dog, was attacked by Charlie. The bite affected the skin of his scrotum. He was immediately rushed to Inland Specialist Hospital, Ikare, where he was treated and discharged.”