Omonigho – now Then
Omonigho Abraham, the four year old boy who was attacked by dogs in the Igando area of Lagos State, has returned into the country from an India medical trip.
Omonigho returned into Nigeria on Thursday in company with his father, Odia, and mother, Helen, who went with him on the trip.
It was reported on October 7, 2014 that the victim was attacked by two dogs in their house on Adegboyega Street, Akesan Estate.
Omonigho was playing with his two brothers, Osemudiamen and Bobby, when the dogs, owned by their landlord, pursued them.
While the others escaped because they were older, the dogs reportedly bite off the scalp of the victim and dragged him around.
It was said policemen and residents who came around could not rescue him until his mother arrived at the scene and fought off the dogs.
It was reported that his stay at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, was marred by complaints of neglect and at a point, his father raised the alarm that Omonigho’s condition had worsened.
In December, Odia announced that the Delta State Government and a non-governmental organisation, Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care had concluded plans to fly him to India.
An alternative plan by the Lagos State Government was turned down by the victim’s family, who said the India travel plan had been concluded.
The four-year-old departed for India on November 28, 2014 despite concerns by the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Mr. Jide Idris, that his condition was delicate and needed special attention.
On Thursday, the family arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 2pm.