The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested three suspects over forceful removal of the eyes of 16-year-old Uzairu Salisu.
The command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil stated this today in Bauchi when he answering questions from journalists.
He said the police have arrested three suspects, adding that they include “the prime suspect that lured the boy to the Rock side and committed the act, the person that asked them to bring the two human eyes, and the person that led the suspect to the person who asked them to bring two human eyes”
He said “We are still expanding our investigations until we arrest all the people that have a hand in this dastardly act.”
The police spokesman said the Commissioner of Police Umar Mamman Sanda vowed to get to the root of the matter, and assured that the police will ensure that culprits behind the dastardly act are brought to book to serve as deterrence to others.
Wakil said the suspects may be charged with culpable homicide because their intention was to kill the boy, by tying his neck with cable until he became unconscious before he brought out a knife and removed his two eyes.
“But please allow us to complete our investigations, in order to charge them appropriately,” he said.
It would be recalled that last Thursday, Uzairu Salisu of Kwanan Gulmanmu Jahun in Bauchi metropolis was found with his two eyes removed at Jira Rock called Dutsen Jira in Bauchi metropolis.