A former youth president of Obogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Mr Sobokime Igodo has been killed by a cow he contributed money with friends to buy for Christmas celebration.
The incident happened on Christmas Eve.
It was gathered that the deceased and a group of friends had contributed money to buy the cow, kill it and share as they normally did every year.
According to reports, 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 phonecall 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, Rivers State where he eventually died.
A family source said his death has ruined the air of festivities in the community.