There was pandemonium at an abattoir in the Agege area in Lagos state on Wednesday, August 30, after a 30-year-old man identified as Ubani Usman, was rammed to death by a fiery cow.
According to reports, Ubani was standing close to the abattoir when the cow broke loose from the abattoir and attacked Ubani.
The cow headbutted Ubani, inflicting serious injuries on his body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors certified him dead.
The police who stormed the abattoir when alerted, were unable to arrest the fiery cow or its owner as the butchers failed to provide useful information.
The incident happened about 7:40pm on Wednesday after the cow broke loose from the abattoir.
An eyewitness 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.
‘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.’