A 44-year-old man identified as Terhemen Anongo, has reportedly removed his testicles “to avert sexual desire”. It was gathered that the medical school drop-out, resides in Gboko, Benue State.
Terhemen came into the limelight in March after he personally undertook the surgery, which resulted in profuse bleeding.
The timely intervention of those who knew about his plight saved the situation as medical practitioners rallied round to give him attention.
Anongo, who is understood to have dropped out from the University of Ibadan medical school over alleged ill health, had said the castration was based on his religious belief that since he was not married, he needed to serve God faithfully.
Speaking on telephone with newsmen in Makurdi on Sunday, Anongo, who is now turned a wheelbarrow pusher, revealed, “I went to remove the second testicle based on religious belief. I removed it on Monday. The first one had little hitches but this one having learnt from that experience, I did (remove) it very well. Somebody is always coming to dress it for me.”