Medical school drop-out castrates self to serve God properly
A former medical student turned truck pusher has reportedly castrated himself to serve God properly.
Terhemen Anongo, a 44-year-old resident of Gboko in Benue State [in Nigeria] had removed one of the testicles himself in 2021 and almost lost his life in the process.
He had said: “You know how the issue of sexual urge torments one when you don’t have a wife, coupled with your religious beliefs. I am someone deeply involved in religion and I read about Origen Adamantius, one of the early church leaders from Egypt, who paid to be castrated so that he would not be bothered by sexual urge.
“It was in an attempt to do the same thing that I removed my right testicle but there was a heavy flow of blood, so I abandoned it (castration) and rushed to hospital.”
Anongo made headlines in March 2021 after he personally undertook the surgery, which resulted in profuse bleeding.
He was however given a second chance at life after being taken for medical attention by those around him.
The man who reportedly dropped out from the University of Ibadan medical school over alleged ill-health, stated that the castration was based on his religious belief that since he was not married, he needed to serve God faithfully, Punch reports.
Speaking on removing his second testicle, he said: “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 it very well. Somebody is always coming to dress it for me.
“I’m fine. There is no problem, I’m only waiting for when the wound will heal so I can remove the stitches.”