A middle aged man, Oluwole Aiyeloja on Saturday cut off his male organ with a razor blade at Obanla junction in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The development stunned many people who witnessed the drama which has generated reactions in the town.
Just as residents and passers-by were still expressing surprises on the incident,Oluwole attempted to slice his scrotum with razor blade in his hand before people around vehemently resisted his action.
Symphatisers reportedly invited the police from “A” Division Police headquarters who promptly rushed him to the hospital where he is still receiving medical treatment.
A witness,Olaolu Oluyede said Oluwole’s action caught residents of the area unaware saying”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 be putting off his clothes in public, he then did the worse by cutting his penis”.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph confirmed the incident.
He added that preliminary investigation conducted by the police showed that the victim was suffering from both spiritual and psychological problems.
Joseph said, the man in his statement said he heard a voice that directed him to cut his penis and he obeyed the directive.
The PPRO said the victim had not committed any criminal offence, and therefore would not be prosecuted over the matter.