Omonigho Abraham, the four-year-old boy
attacked by dogs in the Igando area of Lagos State is beginning to
regain his health in an India hospital.
He is now in a stable condition and would return to the country between January and February 2015. See a photo of him with Indian nurses below:
Omonigho was attacked by two dogs belonging to his
parents’ landlord, Stanley Wesley, at their residence on Adegboyega
Street, Akesan Estate.
It was reported that the dogs chewed off his scalp and exposed his skull during an attack which his brothers escaped from.
He was rescued by his mother who fought off the dogs as policemen and helpless residents watched at the gate.
His admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital was marred
with claims of abandonment and at a point, the victim’s father, Mr. Odia
Abraham, said his son’s condition had worsened due to negligence.
The hospital management had promised to
take better care of Omonigho, adding that the state’s governor,
Babatunde Fashola, had said the government would bear all the cost of
The state government had agreed to foot a
medical trip to Dubai, but the family turned down the offer, saying the
Delta State Government and GIPLC had concluded arrangements and travel
documents for Omonigbo’s trip to India.
Omonigho was flown to India on Friday, November 28, and had since been admitted in an undisclosed hospital.
He was said to have been accompanied by his mother, Helen.
Kwajafa said, “He is with his mother and
they are both doing fine. From the report I got from them, his health is
stable. He is recovering and between January and February, 2015, he
will be back in Nigeria.
“The doctors there assessed the level of
injuries and stabilised him. Everything is going on well and he’s been
responding to treatment. What we lacked in Nigeria was just the