The Niger state police command has arrested two suspected ritualists after they have been caught in possession of a human eye, which they allegedly plucked from a dead man
It was gathered that the eyeball was for the dead brother of one of the suspects.
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.
He explained that on December 1 at about 6 pm, 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 December 7. He claimed to have removed the human eye from the corpse of his late brother who died early this year.
The police spokesman added that the suspects would be charged to court, after further investigation.