3 men gang rape mother of four and steal her eyeBy Mason White 5:32 PM March 17, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after being gang raped and blinded by three men, police in Nigeria said.
Bauchi State Police said that the three suspects, who allegedly belong to a cult, were arrested by police.
They were charged with assault after they were accused of gouging out the eye of the mentally challenged woman. The suspects, Bitrus Yakubu, 45, Sabo Rabo, 40, and Mohammed Sani, 30, attacked 30-year-old Zainab Mohamed as she was walking home.
The suspects said that a doctor, 35-year-old Usman Sambo, offered them N1 million ($6,000), for the woman’s eye. The doctor did not reveal why he needed the eye.
According to the initial police investigation, the suspects attacked the woman while she was walking home after attending a ceremony. The suspects stopped their attack only after passersby began to gather at the scene.
The victim is a mother of four children. Police said that the suspects confessed to the allegations.