A 27-year-old man has lost his left eye while seeking spiritual powers that could enable him to win a lottery in Delta State.
The victim, identified as Emmanuel, was said to have asked a herbalist in Ishiagu, a community in the Aniocha South Local Government of the state, to help him acquire spiritual powers to identify lucky numbers.
A friend of the victim, Osita Uzoka, said Emmanuel had been playing the lottery, popularly known as Baba Ijebu,without having any success.
“Emmanuel played this game every day and he had not been winning. So, he went to see a juju man in a neighbouring village to help him acquire ‘spiritual sight’ so that he can win the ‘Baba Ijebu lotto games’.
“He once told me that he was worried that he had been playing ‘lotto games’ without success. But I did not know that he later sought the help of a native doctor, whom he said assured him of finding a spiritual solution,” the friend, Uzoka, told Saturday PUNCH.
Uzoka added that Emmanuel later went to the herbalist, who prepared some concoctions for him to drink and put in 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 actually happened.
“He was taken to the hospital but there was no solution. Right now, he has lost his left eye,” Uzoka added.