A bizarre incident has occurred at Obanla area of Akure, the Ondo State capital as a middle aged-man, identified as Oluwole Aiyeloja willingly cut off his penis with a razor blade.
Oluwole again tried to slice his scrotum before some 'good samaritans' around quickly rushed at him and wrestled from his hands the razor blade.
The 'good samaritans' also invited the police from A Division Station who promptly rushed him to the hospital.
A recharge card seller, who transacts business close to the scene of the incident, Olaolu Oluyede narrated that Oluwole's act caught her by surprise just like every other person.
She said "I was busy attending to a customer when someone called my attention to a well dressed man sitting on a bench close by
"While people were still in a shock as to why a well dressed man will suddenly starting putting off his clothes in public, he then did the unthinkable. He started slicing his penis to the shock of every one
"It was very gory. There was blood everywhere. A man had to rush at him and wrestle the blade from him before others called in the police from A Division Station who rushed him to the hospital." She narrate
Speaking on whether Oluwole is mentally challenged, she said his dressing looks like that of normal human being.
Confirming the incident , the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, Femi Joseph, said preliminary investigation showed that oluwole might be suffering from a spiritual cum psychological problem.
"When we interrogated him, he said a 'monster' had been talking to him to take some weird decisions. He said it was the 'monster' who told him to cut his penis for donation which he did. He added that the 'monster' also instructed him to donate his testicles"
Joseph, however, said Oluwole would not be charged for any offence despite causing harm to himself as the concern of the police for now is how to get him necessary help.
"If he had tried to commit suicide, which is a criminal offence, we would have charged him, but we don't actually know how to situate his condition."
" He really needs help which we are trying to give him. At present, he is responding to treatment at the police hospital"
The police spokesperson also commended the 'good samaritans' who ensured he got the attention of the police, emphasising that Nigerians must always be their brothers keepers.