The Ondo state government on Thursday banned sales of cow meat allegedly struck to death by thunderstorm in Ikare-Akoko.
SUNSHINETRUTH gathered that the thunderstorm had on Tuesday night killed eight cows at Ekan-Ile area of Ikare, Akoko Northeast local government area of the state but instead of disposing them, owner herdsmen roasted them and started selling them to unsuspecting butchers in Akoko area.
The Director of Environmental Health Services in Akoko Northeast local government, Mrs Yemisi Adeniyi and her counterpart from Akoko Northwest, Mr Ojo Anthony, who confirmed the suspension of the meat sales, said they had arrested some butchers from taking the cow meat to markets.
The environmentalists who mobilised on Thursday morning to the scene of the incident, seized the cow meat for immediate fumigation.
The health experts therefore cautioned the people of Akoko to stay away from cow meat in the next few days to avoid consumption of such traditionally and medically cow meat allegedly killed by thunderstorm.
Also speaking, the Chairman of Butchers’ Association in Ikare, Mr Kabiru Ismaila said he was working with government’s environmental health officials to ensure such cow meat was not sold in Akoko markets in the next few days.