Sept 19, 2014 – Dog Pepper Soup Seller Steals Neighbours Dogs To Prepare Soup In Ajao Estate Lagos
A popular dog pepper soup seller in Ajao Estate has been arrested for allegedly stealing and killing her neighbours dogs to prepare pepper soup for her customers.
The 28-year-old mother of 3 from Akwa Ibom state identified as Helen Essien was arrested recently at her joint when her neighbour reported her to the police.
Essien reportedly went to Andrew Ozo’s house at Aimasiko Street, off Afariogun Street, Oshodi, Lagos and asked him to sell his three dogs to her but he refused.
According to Ozo, the following day, he woke up in the morning and did not find the dogs again.
He hurriedly went to Essien’s bar and found her and her workers busy preparing dog pepper soup.
Ozo said when he confronted her, she denied. But he was not convinced.
He went to Makinde Police Division to report the matter and Essien was arrested and charged to court.
At the station, the suspect admitted that she went to Ozo’s house to check the dogs, but denied stealing them.
She explained that she went to Ozo’s house because her dogs were missing but she pretended that that she wanted to buy his dogs in order to check if they were her own.
When arraigned, Essien pleaded not guilty.
She was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with 2 sureties in like sum. Essien has been remanded in Kirikiriri because she couldn’t meet her bail conditions.
The matter has been put over till October 21st for hearing.