A 27-year-old man has lost an eye in his quest for spiritual powers to help him win lottery games, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports.
Emmanuel (surname withheld) reportedly sought help from a witch doctor in Ishiagu village, near Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State to acquire spiritual sight to see lucky numbers.
A friend of the victim, Osita, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Ogwashi-Uku that the incident occurred on January 12, 2019.
“He went to see a juju man to help him acquire spiritual sight so that he could be wining lotto games, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijebu.’
“He once told me that he was worried that he had been playing lotto games without success,” Osita said.
According to him, Emmanuel later sought the help of a witch doctor who assured him of spiritual solution.
Osita narrated how Emmanuel later went to the witch doctor who reportedly prepared some concoctions for him.
He said the witch doctor gave Emmanuel the prepared substance to drink and to also rub on his eyes.
“He never told anyone what he did, but when he started feeling some discomfort in his left eye, he cried out.
“I heard about it from one of our friends; so, I went to see him, that was when he told me what transpired.
“He was taken to the hospital following a swollen eye, but no solution. Right now, he has lost his left eye,” Osita said.
An elder brother to Emmanuel, Justin, told NAN that the family is devastated by the incident.
“We don’t want to say anything about it. We are really shocked by Emma’s desperation. For now, we want to forget about the whole incident. He has his life to live,” Justin said.
NAN gathered from village sources that the witch doctor, whose name was not given, has since gone into hiding.
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