The bizarre incident happened on Friday around Konwea Plaza in Asaba, Delta State. The broiler allegedly pecked a buyer, Sunday Ibie, on his eyes. Ibie immediately fell to the ground breathing heavily before he was
rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
The seller, Mama Ekene, said Ibie had approached her to buy the broiler and was given the price of N4,000 but haggled for N3,000. She said: “I am shocked by the incident I was surprised that it pecked him in his right eye as he attempted to tie it.
He fell down immediately and I had to raise the alarm for help.” An eyewitness, Kate Okafor, also said the broiler attacked the buyer when he attempted to tie its legs before taking it away. Mama Ekene has now been arrested.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said: “What baffled everybody was the way and manner the broiler attacked him. He is receiving treatment at the FMC Asaba and he is still in coma. The bird removed part of the flesh in his eye and inflicted a deep cut in that part.’’ Cc: Punchng