Unknown gunmen, Saturday stormed Umudiji Umuohama Village, Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, abducted a Special Adviser to the former Chairman of Nnewi South Council Area, Hon. Uzozie Chukwujekwu.
The rampaging gunmen were said to have invaded the compound of the victim at 12 midnight and abducted him after shooting his son in the stomach.
A member of the community who spoke with Sunday Vanguard, but pleaded anonymity, said that the gunmen were said to have enraged against Hon Chukwujekwu, following his alleged refusal to willingly open the gate of his compound for them, until they forced their way into the family compound.
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The only son of the victim who was said to be fatally wounded by the gunmen was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.
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The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspected ritualist, Isaac Ezekiel, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy, Uzairu Salisu.
Two accomplices, Nensok Bawa, 38, and Yohana Luka, aka Doctor Samu, 52, were also arrested in connection with the crime, which happened at Yelwa community, in the Bauchi area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened around 9am on June 24 when Ezekiel lured Salisu to do a casual job for him on a farm in the community.
Salisu was said to be doing the job when the suspect allegedly used a wire to strangulate him till he lost consciousness.
Afterwards, the 32-year-old reportedly used a knife to pluck out the two eyes of the minor and abandoned him on the farm.
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The ward head, Mohammed Lawal, who was among the people who found the minor writhing in pain, alerted the police to the incident.
The victim was said to have identified Ezekiel as the culprit, leading to his arrest.
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