The corpse of a four-year-old boy, Eleazar Ishiya, has been found inside a manhole adjacent to Mr. Biggs in the Jabi area of Abuja, three days after he was declared missing.
Family sources said the boy was declared missing on Friday, March 3, at Filin Ball, Jabi Daki Biyu, and his corpse was discovered three days later.
A witness, Joel Joseph, said, “When we saw his body inside the manhole, his grandmother attempted to jump inside, but I took hold of her and pushed her away.”
“I jumped inside the pit, where I found the body already rotten.
“His tongue, anus, and genitals were chopped off, while his eyes were also plucked out.
“It’s apparent that his killers are ritualists, and they might have dumped him inside the pit in the night.”
The victim, who was described by his mother, Precious Ishaya, as “smart,” was a nursery school pupil and the only child of the family.
The mother said, “On that fateful Friday, Eleazar was about to be bathed.
“He took a N10 note to buy sweets from a neighborhood shop and went missing.
She said, “I am not disturbed by his death, rather by how horribly he was tortured to death. I rest my case before God.
“I don’t know the perpetrators because I am not a spiritual-eyed being.
“The boy’s blood can infiltrate his heartless killer(s) because he is innocent. They should consider themselves dead already.
“I could not muster the courage to see his defaced body; it was later that I managed to see his body in pictures.”
Daily Trust reports that there was no immediate response from the FCT Police Command on the incident.