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Court remands 107-year-old Kano witch doctor who plucked Almajiri boy’s eye


A Kano State Chief Magistrates’ Court, has ordered the remand of 107 year with doctor, Furera Abubakar and Isah Hassan, 17, in a correctional centre for allegedly plucking out the eye of a 12-year-old Almajiri boy.

The prosecution counsel, Mr. Lamido Soron-Dinki, told the court on Wednesday, that the defendants committed the offence on March 19, at Rimin Hamza Quarters, Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State.

Abubakar and Isah, both residents of Dantsinke Quarters, Kano State, are standing trial on two charges bordering on criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit culpable homicide.

Soron-Dinki alleged that on the same date at 9:00 p.m, the defendants conspired, deceived and lured Mustapha Yunus to a nearby stream and plucked out his right eye with a sharp knife.

“As a result, the victim sustained grievous hurt and was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.”

The plea of the defendants were, however, not taken.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened the provision of sections 97 and 229 of the Penal Code.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Muhammad Jibril, subsequently ordered the remand of the defendants in a correctional centre.

Jibril adjourned the matter until April 11, for further mention.

The Kano State Police Command had on March 29, arrested the defendants.

Isah, the first defendant, was allegedly ordered to bring a human eye to be used in preparing an “appear and disappear” charm by the second defendant, Abubakar.