The spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has shown Nigerians a portion of the Nigerian law which states that any person who willfully and unlawfully kills an animal is guilty of a misdemeanor and liable to 10 years imprisonment.
He shared this portion of the law as dog lovers called for justice for a wandering dog, Roxie, who was killed within the Cooperative Villa estate in the Badore area of Lagos state some days ago.
Roxie, an eight-month-old American bully had wandered from her owner’s house into another person’s compound within an estate and was shot dead. The security guard named Emmanuel reportedly shot the dog dead allegedly on the order of the estate chairman. The owner of the dog said the estate management later told her that a standing order in the estate is that wandering dogs must be shot and killed. The dog owner @queen_xtelle wrote
‘’Two nights ago, Roxie broke out of cage, wandered off and lost her way home(first time ever)We looked everywhere but couldn’t find her and so we informed the estate security just incase they find her. Next morning, we got a call from the estate security saying they found our dog.
Apparently, she went into someone’s compound and passed the night there. Not like she harmed or attack anyone. My brother got there only to be told the estate law states that if a dog is found wandering, they should kill it. Really???
We’ve been living in the same estate for over two years, no one mentioned this barbaric law before now. My brother pleaded with them to release the dog to him but they refused. Roxie got scared and hid when she saw men with weapons coming to attack her. These evil men shot my helpless dog thrice in the neck all for what? Cos she strayed? They shot her in presence of my brother and when she ran towards my brother for help, they chased him away what sort of wickedness is this? If she was aggressive, she’d definitely attack before and after the shot. But you all can see clearly in this video that my poor baby was fighting for her life I’m so broken
Do you know how much I’ve spent in training this dog? Do you know how costly it is to feed a bingo in this economy? Talk more of an American bully Asides from the money, effort, time and resources wasted in training this dog, this dog was a member of my family. She was an emotional support to us all and you shot her just like that? My heart can’t take this I’ve never felt any pain like this before
I can’t let this go. I will fight with everything I have even though I know I may not get justice cos this is Nigeria I need people to know that dogs are worth more than animals who bark. I need these perpetrators to PAY. Please help me repost and tag anyone you know that can help this post go viral. I need justice for my Roxie”
The incident has caused dog lovers to call for justice for the deceased dog over its gruesome murder.
In a chat with LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident and said the security man and the weapon used to kill the dog are in police custody even as the investigation into the matter continues.
Watch sad video of Roxie before and after her death below