Ani Ikoneto, a 60-year-old herbalist in Calabar, had his private parts chewed off and devoured by his dog during the yelutide season.
According to neighbors, the man, who lives at 12, Jebbs Street in Calabar South, went on a drinking binge on Christmas Eve and returned home inebriated.
“We had gone to bed when he returned, but several folks were remained outside.”
“He went into his room and slept without closing the door, and he excreted on himself due to too much alcohol.”
“His outside dog smelled the excrement and walked inside to eat it.”
“During the procedure, the dog mistook his private parts for meat or excreta,” Itoro, his neighbor, explained.
According to him, the man raised the alarm, prompting neighbours to rush into his apartment and discovered 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 was taken to his village, Ikoneto on Boxing Day for burial.