A Sophia cattle farmer is threatening to take the Mayor and City Councilors to court after his stolen bull ended by being slaughtered under suspicious circumstances at the city abattoir.
The irony of the situation is that Arnold Benjamin, to whom the animal belonged to, is a worker at the Council.
Benjamin, of “C Field” Sophia, said that the bull was stolen last week and bought by a butcher who took it to the city abattoir.
The 300-plus pound bull is estimated to be worth in the vicinity of $120,000 but the butcher admitted that he bought it from someone, to whom he issued a receipt, for a mere $38,000.
It is customary that the abattoir holds animals for a mandatory 24 hours before slaughtering. This is to ensure that none of the animals are stolen and to make other checks.
“After missing my animal, I made checks, including at the abattoir. It was surprising that the abattoir had already killed the animal. I want to know why they did this knowing they got to wait the 24 hours.”
Benjamin has already complained to the abattoir and to M&CC.
He said that he will be asking police to prosecute the butcher for buying stolen property.
“Right now, for me, I am concerned and I want somebody to tell me why this happened.”
Calls to the abattoir yesterday went unanswered.
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