An angry fowl, in an effort not to end up in a pot of soup has pecked a buyer into coma, possibly blinding him, it has emerged.
The incident which happened around Konwea Plaza in Asaba, Delta State left the crowd who had thronged the scene to catch a glimpse of the incident to scampering for safety.
The big broiler on sale with others by the plaza, pecked the buyer identified as Sunday Ibie on his eyes after Sunday tried to tie the animals legs before taking it away.
Sunday immediately fell to the ground breathing heavily before he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
According to the seller Mama Ekene, the buyer had approached her to buy the broiler and was given the price of N4,000 but haggled for N3,000.
“I am shocked by the incident I was surprised that it pecked man in his right eye as he attempted to tie it. He fell down immediately and I had to raise the alarm for help.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said:
“What baffled everybody was the way and manner the broiler attacked the victim.’’ She added that the seller had been arrested by police and is helping with further investigations.
The victim is receiving treatment at the FMC Asaba and he is still in coma. The bird is said to have removed part of the flesh in the buyer’s eye and inflicted a deep cut in that part.
What do we call this one now, ‘Fowls Revolt?” I’m just gobsmacked. Do leave your comments.