Officials of the Environmental services in the four Local Government Areas in Ondo State, on Thursday, halted the sales of cow meat in the areas, following the death of eight cows struck to death by lightning in the early hours of Wednesday.
It was gathered that the eight cows that were killed by the lightning on Wednesday morning were quickly prepared and offered for sale by the herdsmen to the unsuspecting butchers. The cow meat which was sold at ridiculous amount caused the butchers to investigate the reasons behind the giveaway prices.
Speaking on the development, the Director of Environmental Health Service in Akoko North-East, Mrs Yemisi Adeniyi, disclosed that some of the perpetrators behind the sales of the dead cows have been arrested.
The health expert, however, cautioned the people of Akoko to stay away from cow meat in the next few days to avoid consumption of such meat, which was traditionally and medically not good for consumption.