Christmas Cow Kills Newly Married Man In Bayelsa State

A cow billed for slaughtering during Christmas celebrations escaped from its butchers, ramming into a former youth president of Obogoro Community who just wedded his fiancé, Sobokime Igodo, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

According to a report by Nigerian Tribune, the current Youth President of the community, Goodleaf Zimofu, the entire episode began when the youths of the community bought a cow for the Christmas celebration.

It was gathered that the Christmas cow charged at everybody in its way and Mr Igodo was caught unawares as he was receiving a phone call at the time of the incident.

Explaining further, Mr Zimofu said that when the cow rammed into the deceased, the impact reportedly affected his spinal cord, as he was paralyzed immediately.

He added that the deceased was rushed to the Federal Medical Center, FMC, but died on the way to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, where he was later referred to.

Mr Zimofu said: “We were at the deceased’s residence where the sharing was to take place, the two butchers hired to kill the cow were unable to make the animal stand and 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 and was not paying attention to the drama between the two butchers and the cow.

“All of a sudden, the cow got up and charged towards the deceased, 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 (UPTH). He later died on the way.”