Police Arrest Herbalist, Two Others For Removing Officer’s Eyes For Rituals

The Katsina State Police Command has revealed that it has arrested 80-year-old herbalist Ussaini Musa, and two others for allegedly plucking out the eyes of a police sergeant in Jos, Plateau State, northern Nigeria.

According to the police, the suspects allegedly plucked out the eyes of the officer as part of items to make an invincible jacket.

Muhammadu Wakili, the state Commissioner of Police, on Wednesday, during a press conference, identified the other suspects as Abubakar Sani, 35 and Abubakar Muhammed, 28.

It was learned that Muhammed and Musa were based in Jos while Sani resided in Katsina.

The Police Commissioner said the victim, Sergeant Umana Ishaya, a mobile policeman on special duty at Operation Safe Haven, Jos, was in mufti when the incident happened.

The Katsina State CP said the suspects plucked out the eyes of the sergeant before killing him.

It was revealed that the suspects allegedly told the herbalist that they wanted the invincible jacket to enter a house where huge sums of money were kept.

The herbalist reportedly told them to get the eyes of a human being who was alive as part of items to make the jacket.

The CP said, “The suspects have confessed to the crime, each stating the roles he played. They will be arraigned immediately investigation is completed.

“The victim’s eyes were among exhibits recovered from the suspects.”

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