Eniola Badmus' Missing Dog Might Be In Someone's Stomach
It has been one week since Cavali went missing. Eniola Badmus has offered 200,000 Naira to get him back.
Cavali is her pet that was allegedly stolen by 'bad guys' and the Nollywood actress released a notice of the incident on Snapchat asking the public to help her get the the dog back.
In a photo released by the actress on January 2nd, 2018, Eniola is seen with her dogs where she also captioned the photo with a public announcement.
"Public announcement: My Famous Dog Cavali has been stolen.......if found kindly call 07067990000 and get a reward of 200k," she wrote.
One week later, the actress has not announced the return of the dog, even with the handsome reward.
Bounce News spoke to Oluseyi Adetayo a security expert and Chairman of the Lagos Chapter of the world's largest association for security professionals, ASIS, on the security concerns as it relates to pets.
He explains that with Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram raging in the Northern part of Nigeria and Niger Delta militants still raising chaos and corpses in the South South; going in search for a pet in Lagos or any part of Nigeria might be left squarely on the owner's shoulders.
"Nigeria first of all is not a pet country. Most dogs you see in peoples houses are for security purposes. Animal rights are not recognized in this country, so finding her dog is not a priority for the authorities", he told Bounce News.
Unlike in places like America or Canada where there are shelters for stray pets, in Nigeria, the missing or stolen pets might be sold depending on the value placed on the breed.
"The chances of her getting her dog back is less than 10%. The people who stole it might resell it or it could be eaten. The best thing she could do is what she has already done, which is put up a notice of the missing dog", he said.
"She might get the dog back. If the person who stole the dog is online, he might see the notice and the reward, or if the thief lives in the area he might find out about the notice, and return the dog.
"She should not loose hope she should still look for the dog. Dogs do not forget their owners, so if Cavali sees her he will recognize her," he added.