A 30-year-old man identified as Ubani Usman was headbutted to death on Wednesday by a cow in the abattoir located in Agege Area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened about 7:40pm on Wednesday after the cow broke loose from the abattoir.
An eyewitness who spoke to PUNCH Metro on Thursday said all efforts by the police who stormed the abattoir to arrest the fiery cow proved unsuccessful and that butchers in the area refused to provide the cow for arrest.
The source, who chose to speak anonymously for fear of victimisation, said the deceased victim was immediately rushed down to the general hospital in the area for medical attention before he was later pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.
The source said, “The man was standing not far from the abattoir when the incident happened. The cow broke loose, and before we knew it, it had rammed the man down. We took the victim to the general hospital in the area, but he was later confirmed dead by a doctor.
“When the policemen came to arrest the ram and the owners, the people in the abattoir were not helpful at all. So no arrest has been made.”
When contacted, the state police public relations officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, was not available to confirm this as his phone rang out and a message sent to him had yet to be responded to as of the time this report was filed.
Source:- Punch Ng