Friday, May 8, 2015

Dog Bite: You Want To Use Our Son For Rituals, Give Us N5m, Family Fights Dogs Owner

Lol, family palava. You read the story here. So now read the update… 

The 45- year-old commercial driver, Saturday Akpomose, who was attacked by seven dogs at Ajah area of Lagos State, has received N30,000 and a job offer from the owner of the dogs.

However, his family members expressed anger when they heard that Akpomose collected money from the dogs’ owner, who is a soldier.

Vanguard learned that the victim, who was admitted at Akodo General Hospital after the attack, was discharged on Friday, May 1, after about eleven days.

It was gathered that before the victim was discharged from the hospital, he demanded N5 million compensation from the soldier, but was persuaded and later given N30,000 to take care of himself, while a bag of rice and beverages were also given to his wife.

When Vanguard visited Akpomose in his residence, he said the money given to him was not a pay-off, as the man had promised to further take good care of him and his family.

He said: “I believe you saw all the injuries on my body. They have not healed completely. I collected the money from him because I am not a troublesome person. I have left everything to God.

‘How I defended myself’

“When the dogs attacked me, I tried to protect my neck, my private parts and my stomach, because I knew if the dogs touch any part of these places, I am gone.

“That was one of the reasons I decided to settle out of court with the owner of the dogs. If I had died my family member would have collected the money and enjoyed it.

“However, I cannot work with him. All I want him to do for me is to assist me in my hotel business. 

How can I start waiting for salary at this stage, when I have grown up children who are in the university to cater for?”

When Vanguard visited the house where the dogs are domiciled, the Chief Security Officer working in the building, who identified himself simply as Victor, said the matter had been settled out of court.
He said: “After we footed his medical bill, he was demanding N5 million from my boss to set up a business and feed his children, claiming that he cannot work now due to the injuries all over his body.

Family’s ritual claim

‘’But to our surprise, after the incident, Akpomose’s family members came to our house and started accusing us of using him for ritual. They claimed that after the incident, we slaughtered four cows and rams to appease the gods in the house.

“We have told his family members, who are threatening us with law suit, that after settling with the victim, they should go ahead with whatever they want to do because we have done our best.

“My boss gave him a bag of rice and some beverages to take care of the children.”

It would be recalled that in the early hours of Tuesday, April 22, seven dogs, allegedly owned by a captain serving in the US marine, were reportedly being taken out of the compound to ease 
themselves when they attacked Akpomose.

It took the intervention of residents and passers-by to rescue him from the dogs.

The incident was later reported at Ogombo Police Division, which referred Akpomose to the General Hospital at Akodo, Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area due to the severity of the injuries he sustained.

21 comments:

  1. Sharp family.. They jst wnt to tk advantage of this ugly incident to become rich..
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  2. Sharp family.. They jst wnt to tk advantage of this ugly incident to become rich..
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  3. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.

    That money is not worth what he has been through.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  4. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.

    That money is not worth what he has been through.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  5. Awon Olee, Instead of seeing to the quick recovery first.

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  6. Just #30k alone??? WTF is that suppose to do in his life,.hmmm

    The annoying part is the bag of rice and beverages ish,.RUBBISH!!!

    He deserves way more

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  7. Hian dog bite termed as rituals

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  8. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Thank God he survived the attack thats all that matters though...
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  9. Am sure that is not the dog

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  10. They want to leverage on the misfortune

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  11. Mtchews. What is this man saying sef. You collected the money because you are not a troublesome person. Jargons

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  12. Thank you Ladun I won. I have sent you my details ma

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  13. Abeg make we hear word. Thieves

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  14. Lol....Nigerians love to take advantage of every opportunity they have.
    Why do I find it difficult to comment with my Google I'd, I keep getting feedback that I was unable to comment in my mail....are my the only one experiencing this???

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  15. Bloody thieve. They want to take advantage of the situation

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  16. I am sure its austin okpe that has the dogs. Ojy thank God u ran b4 the dogs got to u.

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