Three suspects held for plucking boy’s eyes in Bauchi
EMERGENCY DIGEST- Bauchi State Police Command has arrested Isaac Ezekiel, 32, over the gouging out of the eyes of one 16-year-old Uzairu Salisu.
Two other suspects arrested in connection with the crime were Nensok Bawa, 38, and Yohana Luka aka Doctor Samu, 52.
Salisu’s eyeballs were plucked out in the Jira Mountains, Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis last Friday.
Exhibits recovered from the principal suspect, Ezekiel include; The two human eyeballs in a calabash, cable wire used in perpetrating the heinous act, and a traveling bag containing some native medicine.
A statement by the spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, made available to journalists, yesterday stated that ” In April 2022, the principal suspect, Isaac Ezekiel, conspired with the suspects to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.”
It further revealed that “On 24th June 2022 at about 0900hrs the principal suspect Isaac Ezekiel lured one Uzairu Salisu ‘m’ 16-year-old, of Jahun Bauchi metropolis, into a nearby bush for a casual job on his farm. Isaac Ezekiel used a cable wire to strangulate Uzairu Salisu into a coma and used a knife to remove the two eyes for ritual purposes.”