An Akure, Ondo state man, Oluwole Aiyeloja, has said the strange voices he was hearing asked him to cut off his own penis. Aiyeloja bewildered onlookers when he suddenly stopped on the road and decided to cut off his penis with a razor last Thursday.
One of the eyewitnesses said, “We were at Obanla Junction (Akure) when we saw a well-dressed man sitting on a bench. Suddenly, he just started pulling off his clothes right there. Later, he started cutting his penis to the shock of everyone.
“It was very gory; blood started gushing out of his private part. One man had to run to him (Aiyeloja) and collected the razor from him before other people went to the ‘A’ Division Police Station to invite the police. He was later rushed to the hospital.”
The source added that the appearance of Aiyeloja did not show any visible sign that he was mentally challenged.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said the command had commenced investigation into the matter.
He said that preliminary investigation showed that Aiyeloja might be suffering from “a spiritual or psychological problem.”
Joseph said, “When we interrogated him, he said a ‘monster’ had been talking to him to take some weird decisions. He said it was the ‘monster’ that instructed him to cut his penis for donation which he did. He added that the ‘monster’ also instructed him to donate his testicles.
“He really needs help, which we are trying to give him. At present, he is responding to treatment at the police hospital.”
Joseph also said the victim would not be charged for any offence.