Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ebola-- Policemen flee as monkey, owner storm station in Bayelsa

lol... The fear of Ebola is the beginning of wisdom played out yesterday as a monkey and its owner stormed the “A” division of Bayelsa State Police Command and caused pandemonium. There was confusion as policemen scampared for safety.Checks indicated that the owner of the monkey simply identified as Madam Ebitare, was arrested by a patrol team of the division at Swali market for still selling live and dried monkeys to Bayelsans.

She was said to have been taken to the station and upon arrival, policemen ran for their lives when she alighted from the patrol van with her monkey.
Eyewitnesses said the commotion she caused attracted the attention of some top officers at the station who immediately ordered the patrol team to take her and the monkey outside the premises.
According to the Sun,The monkey heightened the confusion when it broke off from its owner, forcing many people who were watching the drama to flee for their safety.
The owner pursued the monkey and caught up with it. Her case was subsequently referred to the Ministry of Health.

  • “The incident shocked many. We have alerted the Ministry of Health on the continued disregard to the purchase of bush meat and eating of bats,” An official said..

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