An angry commercial driver had bitten off and swallowed portion of a finger of one Mr Iboko Kenneth, who is a member of Ebonyi State’s Ministry of Capital City Development taskforce in a bid to escape arrest.
The incident happened at Onuebonyi Junction in Abakaliki metropolis, the capital of Ebonyi State on Tuesday.
Kenneth and other officials of the Ministry of Capital City Development were inspecting to ensure that there were no illegal parks within the capital city when the action went down.
The action left Kenneth in pains, and his colleagues in total confusion, but before they could recover from their shock, the driver had escaped from the scene, with the dismembered finger in his stomach.
The government had earlier directed all the commercial transport companies to relocate to a new park known as the Akubaraoha Central park provided for them in the state capital.
New Telegraph reports that on getting to the Onuebonyi Junction, some drivers were seen loading passengers which angered the ministry and the taskforce.
It was at that point that Kenneth attempted to arrest one of the defiant drivers.
But the driver grabbed one of his fingers, and bit it off. The driver reportedly swallowed the finger and escaped while his vehicle was impounded by the taskforce.
The victim was taken to the emergency unit of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) for treatment.
Reacting, the Commissioner for Capital City Development, Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi described the incident as “terrible, unexpected and barbaric.”