Eight cows were killed on Thursday by lightning on a mountain in Oyinmo Quarter, Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The incident happened barely a month after 36 cows were killed by lightning in Ijare town in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
Instead of disposing the dead cows, herdsmen have roasted them and started selling them to unsuspecting butchers in Akoko area.
This has forced the Ondo state government to ban sales of beef allegedly struck to death by thunderstorm in Ikare-Akoko.
The Director of Environmental Health Services in Akoko Northeast local government, Yemisi Adeniyi and her counterpart from Akoko Northwest, Ojo Anthony, said they had arrested some butchers from taking the cow meat to markets.
They cautioned the people of Akoko to stay away from beef in the next few days to avoid consumption of such traditionally and medically allegedly killed by lightning.