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 the general public. 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 11:43 pm on Wednesday 30th August.
According to Godwin, the patrol team observed some suspicious movements at the slaughter place and decided to investigate. He said;
“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”,.
It was gathered, that the suspect is currently in the police net, and detectives have already taken photos of the exhibits, which will be made 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.They revealed that the meats were imported from neighboring states and sold at cheap and affordable prices to buyers, mostly those who own restaurants, bars, and canteens.
Speaking with the Yenagoa coordinator of the Vigilante Network, Bunas Samuel, he advised all Bayelsans to be on alert and be careful on what they consume, he called on NAFDAC to live up to its responsibility and checkmate the activities of food hawkers.
Bunas also called for calm and promised that the Vigilante will fish out every form of evil in any guise operating in the state.