The family of one Samuel Ponjul, a petty trader in the Abattoir community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, have demanded the release of their son.
It was learnt that Samuel, who has a provisions shop in the community, was detained by the police for allegedly allowing his dog to bite an officer during an arrest in the neighbourhood.
Samuel’s brother, Jerry, told our correspondent in Jos on Monday that since the incident happened on Saturday, his brother had been in detention.
“What happened was that the police came to arrest somebody in front of our shop in the Abattoir area. As they were passing with the suspect, the dog, which belongs to my brother, bites one of the policemen,” Jerry stated.
He said his brother was later invited and was detained at the station in the Angul ‘D’ area.
Source: News update