HOW BABOON ESCAPED, INJURED TEENAGER IN ANAMBRA COMMUNITY
On the 10/2/2021 at about 8:am, there was a report at B’ division Awka that a Baboon at the Center for Psychic and Healing Administration, under the management of one Mrs Flora Ilonzo of Agu-Awka escaped from the cage and inflicted injury on one Chekwube Osita Dinma aged 13 years of same address on her legs.
According to a press statement by the Anambra State Police Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Haruna Muhammed, ” The incident scene was visited by the Area Commander Awka Metro ACP Yemi Ajayi and DPO B’ Division Awka. The injured victim was taken to the hospital, treated and discharged while the monkey was returned to a more secure cage fo public safety.”
Consequently, the owner of the centre Mrs Ilonzo’s statement has been taken under caution and she was granted bail on self recognition. The statement of the victim’s father has equally been recorded and investigation is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Command is collaborating with relevant government agencies in order to ensure that the animals at the Centre are securely kept properly to prevent the repeat of this kind of incident.