Ani Ikoneto, a 60-year-old herbalist in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, died when his private part was bitten off and devoured by his dog.
According to neighbors who talked with Vanguard, Ikoneto, who lives at 12, Jebbs Street in Calabar South, went on a drinking binge on Christmas Eve and came home inebriated.
“By the time he returned, we had gone to bed, but several folks were remained outside.” He walked into his room and slept without closing the door, and due to too much alcohol, he excreted on himself.
His dog, who was outdoors at the time, smelled the poo and walked inside to eat it. “During the process, the dog ate his private parts, mistaking them for meat or excreta,” Itoro, his neighbor, explained.
According to him, the guy sounded the alarm, causing neighbors to rush inside his flat to find out what had occurred.
“When we heard him cry, we assumed he had been attacked by hoodlums.” “However, when we arrived, we saw that his private area was missing and his dog had blood on its lips,” the neighbor explained.
Itoro stated that due to the excreta that coated the man’s body, he could not be taken to the hospital and had to be cleaned up first.
“By the time we finished cleaning him of the excrement, he was bleeding so badly that he died on the way to the hospital,” she explained.
The dad was living alone because his daughters had married and moved away. He was afterwards escorted to his village for a burial.