A 27 – year – old man has lost an eye in his quest for spiritual powers to help him win lottery games.
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.