The resident said the owner of the school is a UK returnee, who rears dogs on the same compound that houses the school. On sighting the baby, the dogs rushed him and made meat of him.
The investigation further revealed that the Nteje community, where the incident happened, culturally prohibits the rearing of dogs.
The UK returnee had been warned about rearing dogs in the community, but he refused to listen to the community’s instructions.
It was also gathered that the trained dogs dragged the little boy to their house where about 10 of them devoured the two-old boy.
Reacting, the traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo, said the proprietor of the school, Chinedu Oka, knew that dogs rearing were prohibited in the Nteje community and went ahead to rear the dogs.
The monarch said, “The young man knows that we don’t accommodate dogs in our community and he went ahead to surround himself with dogs despite warning from the community.”
The traditional ruler said, by the law of the community, the young man had committed murder.
He stated that they have handed him over to the appropriate authorities and they would make sure that justice is served because the community does not condone evil.
He added, “The youths have killed and burnt the dogs and we are in support of their actions.”
Meanwhile, the school has been shut as parents hurriedly withdrew their children and wards on hearing of the tragic incident.