Hussein Emmanuel had his eyes gouged out by his friend and other accomplice for ritual.
The 18-year-old from Sara village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area was deceived by his best friend identified as one David Arafat who had promised to secure a job for him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to Daily Trust, David allegedly connived with another accomplice, Jerry and led Hussein to a river in Sara village where they attacked him and gouged out his eyes.
Emmanuel Iliya, the victim’s father disclosed said that David asked his son for money in order to assist him to secure employment in Port Harcourt. The devastated father said he borrowed N5,000 from a friend in order to assist his son make the journey.
An uncle of the victim, Haruna Iliya, who spoke to Daily Trust said that the suspect knew the victim through another friend, Amos Munga, who has travelled to Ibadan.
He explained that the victim was earlier taken to Abuja by David, whom he said has a wife and a child there, but the victim was sent back home by the suspect to look for more money for his onward journey to Port Harcourt.
Bauchi State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Mahmood Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said that the police will provide details on the issue later as investigation is ongoing. The suspect is still at large.
Source: Daily Trust