20170901

Women & Man Who Sell Vultures As Chicken Meat In Bayelsa Caught In The Act

This is totally wrong. A man was apprehended in Yenagoa, by members of the Bayelsa state Vigilante Network led by Comr. Bunas Samuel Michael, for allegedly cooking and preparing vultures and selling them as chicken meat to people.

The man was apprehended at the popular slaughter place, at Tombia Market, Etegwe Yenagoa and has been handed over to men of the Akenfa Division, Bayelsa Police command.

The man was apprehended when field commanders of the Vigilante network led by Godwin Avidi, were on patrol around the market axis, at exactly 11:43pm on Wednesday 30th August.

According to Godwin, the patroll team observed suspicious movement at the slaughter place, and trailed it.

"To our greatest imagination, we saw about thirty dead vultures, all prepared to be placed inside a hot pot of boiling water, we called the attention of the police and handed the suspect over to them. Before then, he confessed to us that he uses dead meat bones to attract the vultures and then uses chemicals to kill them, and he has been in this business for years, selling them to market women and chicken traders at Major markets and chicken sales point in the state", Godwin said.

It was gathered, that the suspect is currently in the police net, and the police have already taken photos of the exhibits, which will be availed to the public soon.

Similarly, three women, who identified themselves as Doris, Finegirl, and Beauty, all from Ughelli community in Delta state, were also apprehended by the Vigilante network at the Tombia market a day after.

They confessed selling Vulture meat and carcasses of donkeys to unsuspecting buyers.

The women confessed that, they import these meats from neighbouring states into the state and sell at cheap and affordable price to buyers, mostly those who own restaurants, bars and canteens.

The Yenagoa coordinator of the Vigilante Network, Bunas Samuel, advised people to be on alert and be careful on what they consume, he called on NAFDAC to live up to it's responsibility and checkmate the activities of food hawkers.