A man was apprehended in Yenagoa, by members of the Bayelsa state Vigilante Network led by Godwin Avidi, for allegedly cooking and preparing vultures and selling them as chicken meat to the 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.
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.”
Similarly, three women, all from Ughelli community, in Delta state, were also apprehended by the Vigilante network at the Tombia market a day after.
They confessed to 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.