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5 people die after feasting on dog meat at hotel

By Mason White 3:30 PM June 4, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Five people are dead and many others are sick after feasting on dog meat at a hotel, police in Nigeria said.

Rivers State Police said that the mysterious deaths has raised tension in the community, as people began questioning the owner of the hotel, Friday Dickson.

Dickson has been running the hotel, which is located in Woji, in for many years. The hotel became a popular destination among those who seek to eat dog meat.

Police said that the hotel’s menu consists mainly of dog meat.

In addition to running the hotel, Dickson is also the cook who prepares the dog meat dishes.

The five victims died just several hours after eating the dog meat at the hotel. Dickson fled from the scene, and police are currently looking for him.