The principal suspect, one Tacha Tali, who was arrested with two dry human eyes last week, July 26, according to the State Commissioner of Police, Chris Olakpe, was paraded alongside three of his suspected accomplices.
“Tacha Tali was arrested and during the course of investigation, he confessed that he was the one who killed Goltona Salihu and plucked his eyes for ritual purposes,” the police commissioner said.
Olakpe said Tali named three persons that assisted him in carrying out the dastardly act; Nengak Sunday, Ngonap Tapyitda, and Kulime Nangkum, the latter being the herbalist among them.
The police boss added, “On February 22, 2013, one Salihu Miri of Shwar village in Kanke Local Government Area reported that his son, Goltona Salihu, left home to graze cows and he did not return. A search party was organised and they later found the corpse of his son without eyes in a decomposing state.”