Tragedy strikes in Bayelsa as Christmas cow kills owner


From Left: The late Igodo and the killer Christmas cow.

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It was a situation of grief and sadness all over the community on Christmas eve, when a cow said to have been owned by a former youth president of Obogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Mr. Sobokime Igodo, killed the owner.

It was gathered that the deceased and a group of friends had contributed money to buy the cow so as to kill and share it as it is traditional of them annually at Christmas.

According to Our Correspondent, at the deceased’s residence where the sharing was to take place, the two butcher men hired to kill the cow were unable to stand the animal as they kept attempting to find a way to kill it.

Igodo, who was inside the house, had come out but was receiving a phone call not paying attention to what was going on between the two butcher men and the cow.

Suddenly, it was gathered, the cow got up and charged towards the him, kicked him so hard that he landed on his back and broke his spine.

He was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, before he was referred to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, where he eventually gave up.

A family source said his death has ruined the air of festivities in the community.

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