Men of the Niger state police command have arrested two suspected ritualists after they were caught in possession of a human eye they allegedly plucked from a dead man who happens to be one of them’s brother.
Parading the suspects before newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, said one of the men was arrested at Daza village, Munya Local Government Area, by policemen attached to Gwada Division following a tipoff.
According to him, on December 1 at about 6pm, the police acting on credible information, first arrested one Buhari Ibrahim, who was in possession of the human eye. He said during interrogation, the suspect claimed to be a herbalist and that one Bitrus Imoh of Geneko village Kotonkarfe Local Government Area of Kogi State, gave him the human eye in order to prepare a charm for him.
The spokesman said that Bitrus was later arrested on Dec.7. He claimed to have removed the human eye from the corpse of his late brother who died early this year.
The police spokesman said the suspects would be charged to court, after further investigation.