Man sold 6,000 dead poultry meat to Borno residents for 5 years
A 33-year-old suspect, Hassan Ebere, has revealed how he sold 6,000 dead poultry to residents of Maiduguri for five years so as to raise money for his livelihood since he lost his father.
Ebere made the revelation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), after being paraded by the Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), on Wednesday.
“I usually go to the Ngadabul river, behind Borno Radio Television (BRTV) complex, to pick the carcasses of poultry that are thrown away from poultry farms.
“So every week, I pick at least ten or even more than that, then process it and take it to sell to unsuspecting customers.
“My market base are usually Baga fish market, where I sell some of them as bush meat, Monday market, suya joints and some selected restaurants within the metropolis.
“The products usually go for N700, N800. But if it had spent some days, I take them to local beer parlours at the back of Ngomari ward and sell them for N250,”he said.
Ebere said he was pushed by the devil to engage in such nefarious activities, and begged for forgiveness.
Speaking, the Borno Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, said that the suspect was arrested, while processing the meat behind BRTV complex on Jan. 2, 2021.
Ibrahim said that the command got intelligence reports about the nefarious acts before swinging into action to apprehend him, adding that the arrest of the suspect had stopped what had been a serious health hazard to the people.
He called on the Ministry of Environment and the the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to fight the circulation of such unwholesome products, in order to ensure the safety and health of the people.
On his part, State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr Nasiru Mato, said the implication of such an act was in the threat it posed to public safety.
“The carcass of the poultry from the farm must have died from one or two infectious diseases which could easily be transmitted to humans.
“So it can be very disastrous and dangerous to consumers. There are severe penalties on any one found engaging in this type of unwholesome activity.
“We, therefore, urge the general public to make sure, when buying live chicken, they should either slaughter them by themselves or are slaughtered in their presence. They must also make sure that the chicken are certified by a registered vet to ensure public safety”, he said.
2022 World Cup: Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1
Saudi Arabia recorded the first major upset of the World Cup as they beat Argentina 2-1 in their opening game...
2023: Lai Mohammed accuses opposition parties of using fake news in campaigns against APC
The Federal Government has accused opposition parties of using fake news and disinformation to prosecute the campaigns towards the 2023...
Twitter Restores Donald Trump’s Account
Microblogging service Twitter has reinstated former United States President Donald Trump’s account. The account was restored after Twitter’s new owner...
How Sabinus scammed me of N2m – Event planner cries out
An event planner, Johnbosco Ezeuchegbu aka Crazylegs, on Friday called out a popular comedian, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, also known as Sabinus,...
Identity Of Humanitarian Worker Killed By Trigger-Happy Soldier Revealed
The identity of the humanitarian worker shot by a soldier in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State has been...
Ghana finance minister apologises for economic hardship
Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Friday said he was “truly sorry” for the country’s economic hardships but defended himself...
Youth minister confirms sack of NYSC DG
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has confirmed the removal of the Director-General of the National Youth...
Naira redesign: Give us more time – Miyetti Allah cries out to CBN
The leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MCBAN, South-East Chapter, has appealed to the Central Bank of...
We’ll dialogue with IPOB, others – Tinubu
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said his government will discuss with all agitating groups...
Buhari fires DG NYSC 6 months after assuming office
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal of Brigadier-General Muhammad Kukah Fadah, from office as the Director General of...