Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sans Yeux

I watched Newsline with my mom again, hoping that I would catch a cheerful story. There were a few weddings, the usual bank stuff. I thought, o.k, no bad news today. No such luck. There were about 3. Here's one.

It's a story about a 7 year old who was kidnapped and had his eyes plucked out. His father found him (after an agitated search) in a sugar cane farm sans yeux. The man, Mr A, who kidnapped him had been commisoned to get a pair of eyes for someone's juju. The jazz was so that Mr. B could be invisible. I am not even going to pretend to understand that. The medicine man (they were all caught by the police) claimed that he asked for eyes to be obtained from a cemetery. Mr A claims he just brought the boy and that Mr. plucked out the eyes, Mr B claims that Mr. B was the one that plucked out the eyes. While they are busy passing the buck, the young boy has lost his sight forever.

Baba Alaye and Olawunmi are quite right, our society has issues.

No more Newsline stories. And no, I am not running away from the unpleasantness of the stories.


  1. Why are you so hard up on baba a's character??

  2. Eh? je ne comprend pas! Hard up? As in? Kindly show me a trend.

  3. Plucked his eyeballs out!! How wicked!! Thank God they were caught. I hope the judge sentences them to a taste of their own medicine cos they dont deserve to still have their own eyesight after what they did to that innocent young boy.


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