A 45-year-old man who was bitten by a stray dog got his revenge on the animal by biting it back and killing it in Adafienu, a coastal community in the Volta Region of Ghana.
The man, Justice Aflakpui, popularly known in the community as ‘Efo’ was relaxing at home, enjoying his locally brewed wine on Saturday afternoon when a stray dog slipped into his house and bit him on the ankle, said his brother.
As narrated by Justice’s brother, “he was in pain after the dog bite”.
“Out of anger, he chased the dog that had quickly ran to a nearby bush to take revenge. Fortunately for him, he got hold of it, strangled it, and bit it back,” he said.
According to Victor, Justice’s brother, his brother then left the dog and came back to continue his drink.
“I heard the dog bark and cry like it was in real pain and within a few minutes, it stopped. I went there to check what had happened only find out the dog had died – with foam coming out from its mouth,” he recounted.
Speaking with some of the community folks, they said an incident like this had never happened in the community before.
“I find it strange that a human being can bite a dog in revenge for the dog to die within minutes. This has never happened in this community before. Even after the dog bite, he is perfectly fine and says there’s no need going to the hospital for an injection,” one woman said.
When asked the man what he actually did to the dog, he said he wouldn’t like to comment on it because what the dog wanted was exactly what it got in return.
“It attacked me in my own house and I attacked back, that’s all,” he said.