An 80-year-old herbalist identified as Ussaini Musa, and two others have been arrested by men of the Katsina State Police Command for allegedly plucking out a policeman’s eyes to make an invisible jacket.
The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammadu Wakili, during a press conference on Wednesday identified the other suspects as Abubakar Sani, 35 and Abubakar Muhammed, 28.
While Sani resided in Katsina, Muhammed and Musa resided in Jos.
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.
Wakili said the suspects plucked out the policeman’s eyes before killing him as prerequisite for the charm to be effective is that the victim should be alive while the eyes are being removed.
The suspects allegedly told the herbalist that they wanted the invisible 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.