A Benue man identified as Terhemen Anongo has successfully removed his second testicle to kill his sexual desire.
The 45-year-old who dropped out of the University of Ibadan as a 500-level medical student had castrated his right testicle sometime in 2021.
Anonogo who became a cart pusher told The PUNCH in March 2021 that he was battling sexual urge and his religious belief made him settle for removing his testicle to solve the problem.
"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," he said then.
He however encountered some complications and only succeeded in removing one of his right testicles.
"As I removed the right one, there was a lot of blood so I had to stop because I was afraid that I could go into shock," he said in a video interview in March 2021.
However, after about nine months, Anonogo decided to remove his left testicle because of his religious beliefs and this time, he claimed to have done it perfectly having had a horrific experience while removing his right testicle.
“Yes, I went to remove the second testicle based on religious belief. But I told this man (his friend) not to tell you (the reporter) because I don’t want to disturb you and don’t want it in public domain, still, he (the friend) told you,” he said in a phone interview on Sunday.
When asked the day he removed the testicle, he said, “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.
“I’m fine; there is no problem; I’m only waiting for when the wound will be healed so I can remove the stitches.”