Three men, Isaac Ezekiel (32), Nensok Bawa (38) and Yohana Luka (52), have been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for plucking the eyes of a 16-year old boy, Uzairu Salisu.
The state police command through its spokesman, Mohammed Ahmed Wakil, in a statement said it recovered the plugged eyes from the suspects.
The police said the prime suspect, Isaac Ezekiel, has voluntarily confessed to the crime suspected to be for money ritual.
The statement read: “Three men, Isaac Ezekiel (32) of Rafin Zurfi, Yelwa, Bauchi Metropolis; Nensok Bawa (38) of Kabwir District, Kanke LGA, Plateau State; and Yohana Luka alias Doctor Samu (52) of Golbong, Amper District in Kanke LGA of Plateau State, are in police custody for he crime.
“A prompt search of his house by the police led to the recovery of the victim’s eyeballs and more exhibits. The two human eyeballs in a calabash, a cable wire used in perpetrating the heinous act and a travelling bag containing some native medicine were found in the house.
“Findings revealed that sometime in April 2022, the principal suspect, Isaac Ezekiel, conspired with the two other suspects to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.
“On June 24, 2022, at about nine o’clock in the morning, the principal suspect, Isaac Ezekiel, lured one Uzairu Salisu (16) of Jahun, Bauchi Metropolis, into a bush for a casual job on his farm. He then used a cable wire to strangulate him into a coma and used a knife to remove his eyes for a ritual purpose.”