A Christmas cow that was purchased in Bayelsa State’s Yenagoa Local Government Area murdered Mr. Sobokime Igodo, the former youth president of the Obogoro village.
Daily Trust discovered that the deceased and a group of friends had contributed funds to purchase the cow and split it as they typically do every Christmas.
The incident occurred at the deceased’s home, where the sharing of the cow was meant to take place, according to the locals.
The tragedy occurred where the sharing of the cow was meant to take place, at the deceased’s home, according to the locals.
It was learnt that the two butchers hired to kill the cow were unable to make the animal stand so they could tie its legs before killing it.
Igodo was said to be on a phone call when the cow suddenly got up and charged towards him, kicking him and slamming his back on the floor.
He was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, from where he was referred to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
A source confirmed that the youth leader later died at the teaching hospital in Port Harcourt.
When contacted, the police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat, denied knowledge of the incident. He however promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area and revert to our reporter. He had not got back as at the time of filing this report.