German Shepherd Dog chases Nigerian engineer to untimely death

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The Kwara State Police Command has arrested the owner of a German Shepherd dog, which caused the death of a 30-year-old man in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

A man, Engineer Mohammed Faworaja, said to be in his 30s, reportedly died after he was chased by the dog while going on an errand in the metropolis.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development, said that the matter was being investigated.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around the Asa Dam Warah/Osin area of Kwara State at the weekend.

A blogger, Hashim Ibrahim Bolaji, had initially tweeted about the incident with the handle @donimama4all but later deleted it in minutes.

A source, who craved anonymity, said, “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.

“He’s a very friendly man and cannot be more than 33 years of age and was the breadwinner of the family. But the police have been involved in the matter.

“You need to hear the dad speak during one of the prayers organised for him, having retired and handling everything for him. The family is really devastated,” the source added.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi (SP), confirmed the incident.

“The owner of the dog has been arrested, and the matter is being investigated,” the police spokesman added.

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