Ani Ikoneto, a 60-year-old herbalist from Calabar, Cross Rivers state, died when his dog bit off and ate his private part.
Ikoneto, who lives at number 12, Jebbs Street in Calabar South, went on a drinking binge on Christmas Eve, according to neighbors who spoke to Vanguard.
“We had gone to bed when he returned, but several folks were remained outside.”
He walked into his room and slept without closing the door, excreting on himself due to too much alcohol.
His dog that was outside smelt the poo and went inside to eat it. In the process, the dog ate his private parts thinking it was meat or part of the excreta,” Itoro his neighbor said
According to him, the man raised the alarm, prompting neighbors to rush into his apartment and discover what had happened.
“When we heard him scream, we thought hoodlums had attacked him. But when we got there, we saw that his private part was gone and his dog had blood on its mouth” the neigbour said
Itoro said the man could not be rushed to the hospital because of the excreta that covered his body, so had to be cleaned up first.
“By the time we finished cleaning him of the shit, he was bleeding so much and on the way to the hospital he died” she added
The man was living alone as his daughters were married and lived away from him. He has since been taken to his village for funeral.