Five persons have been confirmed dead at Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, after eating dog meat alleged to have been cooked by one Friday Dickson, popularly called Etiaba who ran a popular inn in the area.
The mysterious deaths have created fear in the community as people ponder the reason since Etiaba had been in the area for a long time, running an inn where he cooks only dog meat in Mini-Woji Road at Woji Town.
Mr Brain Ogbondah, a member of the community, spoke to the Vanguard revealing that five people who ate the dog meat prepared by Etiaba, among others, had been confirmed dead some hours after eating the unconventional meat.
He said the situation forced an emergency meeting by the council of chiefs and elders, with a view to tracking down other members of the community who may also have eaten the dog meat.
He said the suspect fled the community after the five people were confirmed dead.