GPN gathered that Wasiu, and four other boys were drafting the male cow to the Sapele abattoir on the eve of Christmas at about 11:20am (Nigerian time) on Monday morning, when the incident happened at Akintola road by Motor Traffic Division, MTD, office, close to Sapele Golf Club, an accident that drew hundreds of residents.
According to an eye witness, who simply called himself, Hero “Wasiu works for one of the butchers. Like they normally do, he and his friends had gone to lead the bull to the abattoir from somewhere in town and they were heading back, when it broke loose from their grip, and started running.
“Wasiu and the other men chased the cow, only for the cow to turn around and start attacking him.
“The bull threw Wasiu up twice before trampling on him and before help could come, the young man was already dead” the witness said.
Another butcher said that when the bull broke loose, Wasiu took the wrong approach. “He should have taken his time to find a way to approach the cow but he went on trying to bring the bull down and before we knew what was happening, he was flung into the air twice and trampled upon and by the time they could rescue him, he was gone” the butcher said.
Wasiu’s corpse has been deposited in the mortuary and plans are in top gear to bury him “We will do so, as soon as we notify his people” another butcher said.