By Suzan Edeh
BAUCHI—AN 18-year-old job seeker, Hussein Emmanuel, has had his eyes plucked out by his friend, David Arafat, who promised to assist him secure a job in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The victim is an indigene of Sara village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, Bauchi State.
A source said Hussein’s best friend, David, delayed the proposed journey to Port Harcourt by two days to carry out his plan.
It was learned that David connived with one Jerry and led Hussein to a nearby river in Sara village, where they attacked him with a chain on his neck and removed his two eyes.
The victim’s Father, Emmanuel Iliaya, said that David, Hussein’s friend, asked him for money to assist his son get a job in Port Harcourt.
According to Mr. Iliaya, he borrowed N5,000 from a friend to assist his son make the journey, not knowing that David had the plan of removing his son’s eyes.
Contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mahmood Mohammed, said the case was still under investigation.
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