NIGERIA POLICE ARREST THREE SUSPECTED ‘RITUALISTS’ WHO PLUCKED EYES OF TEENAGER
The Police Command in Bauchi State has come out to say that it arrested three suspects, who allegedly plucked the eyeballs of a teenager for a ritual purpose.
The arrested suspects are ISAAC EZEKIEL (32), NENSOK BAWA (38) and YOHANA LUKA (52), who is popularly called “Doctor Samu”.
The information was made public in a statement issued on Monday by the Command’s spokesman, AHMED WAKILI and obtained by Brave Views.
The statement confirmed that a 16-year-old boy, UZAIRU SALISU was found in his pool of blood on Friday at Dutsen Jira, in Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis, with two of his eyes removed.
The Bauchi State Police spokesperson, WAKILI noted that the Command had begun investigation into the crime.
He also stated that the victim had been taken to hospital for medical attention.
Furthermore, the Police PRO said in the statement that the prime suspect, a 32-year-old ISAAC EZEKIEL from Rafin Zurfi in Bauchi metropolis had been arrested and “voluntarily confessed to have perpetrated the crime”.
He stated that the Police operatives recovered the eyeballs in a calabash, following a prompt search of the prime suspect’s house.
The statement added that the Police operatives also recovered a cable wire used in perpetrating the act and a travelling bag containing some charms.
It read in parts: “Our findings revealed that in April, the prime suspect conspired with the two others to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.
“On June 24, at about 0900hrs, the principal suspect lured the victim into a nearby bush for a casual job on his farm. He then used a cable wire to strangle him until he fell into a coma.
“Thereafter, he used a knife to remove the boy’s two eyes for ritual purposes.
“Investigation is still in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court”.
He said the Commissioner of Police had charged the Command’s operatives to “remain fierce, tireless and relentless” in their fight against crime and criminality in the state