A Medical Director of a Lagos-based hospital, DE-ELLZ Women & Children Hospital, Olarenwaju Ekujimi, said that the 500-level medicine dropout, Terhemen Anongo, who castrated himself, needs urgent medical psychiatry and psychological help.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Anongo had performed a medical procedure on himself for the second time to remove his second testicles.
Anongo claimed that he did it because he needed to do away with his sexual urges since he did not have a wife, and did not want to go against his religious beliefs.
Speaking to The PUNCH in a telephone conversation, Ekujimi said that Anongo’s action was probably caused by excessive sexual desires or low sexual libido, which might have led to depression and phycological trauma.
He said his condition may have been compounded by religious indoctrination as well.
The Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist stated that Anongo had rendered himself impotent and sterile with grave implications to his reproductive health, but with little or no challenges to his overall health, if the procedure was properly carried out by the medical dropout.
He said, “The most important thing is the fact that the man becomes impotent, at the same time becomes sterile. Impotent means you cannot get an erection, sterile means you cannot impregnate a woman.
“Besides the effect they have in terms of reproduction and erection, they also affect some metabolic functions. Those metabolic functions may be affected, but they are not life-threatening. There are other hormones that can subsist for it, but they are not vital hormones.
The Medical Director explained that a battle with erectile dysfunction or excessive sexual desires might have triggered the action of the medical dropout.
“The truth is that it is a two-way thing, he might be having medical challenges with his erection, that embarrasses him all the time, and he is tired of it.
“Erectile dysfunction or inability to achieve an erection is a major issue, and a major cause of depression, and marital disharmony. Gradually, the person enters depression, he is not speaking out, but he can take such drastic steps.
“On the flip side, maybe he has excessive sexual desires which had put him in different troubles, maybe he has been involved in incest and other illicit sexual behaviours.
“He could have been treated if he visited the psychiatry. Some drugs or some psychotherapy could have been administered to reduce it,” he said.
Ekujimi added that Anongo’s action must have been compounded by religious indoctrination, which might have had a negative impact on his psychological state.
He added that Anongo should have been psychologically examined before he did the procedure on himself.
“The story of smacks of somebody with a psychiatric issue. Ordinarily, he is somebody who should be taken in, and cross-examined properly.
“It is not appropriate to carry out such a dangerous procedure on yourself, in fact, any procedure at all. There is a psychiatric issue here, there are some psychological undertones to such actions,” Ekujimi added.
He also warned that there may be many dangers associated with administering such a procedure as it could lead to damage to a major vessel, an infection, or death.
Four welders embezzle N15m disbursed by Edo govt.
The quartet of Isaac Ogundimu, John Odaro, Andrew Egharevba, and Omorogbe Jacob has been found guilty of embezzling the N15 million disbursed by the Edo State Government.
The money was disbursed by the Edo State Government to the Edo State Welders Association for the empowerment of welders in the state.
The four men, who are executive members of the association, then diverted the money for their personal use.
However, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin, declare the men guilty on Friday.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, who confirmed the development on Monday, said the suspects were arraigned in 2017 on a 15-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing by conversion, and forgery.
Upon arraignment, the four defendants pleaded not guilty setting the stage for a full trial.
To prove the allegations against the defendants the prosecution counsel, Moses Arumemi, Austin Ozigbu, Onyeka Ekweozor and Ibrahim Mohammed, called five witnesses and tendered eight exhibits while the defendants filed a no-case submission which was dismissed by the court and they were ordered to enter their defence.
However, Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele in her judgment found the defendants guilty, convicted and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment or a fine of N650, 000 each.
Bogoro crisis: Dogara stripped of traditional title in Bauchi
A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been suspended by the Emir of Bauchi, Rilwanu Adamu, as Jakadan Bauchi.
The suspension followed the attacks on the convoys of the Emirs of Bauchi and Dass, Biliyaminu Othman, on December 31, 2021, by hoodlums on their way to Mwari for the 21st anniversary of a late leader and crusader, Peter Gonto.
Adamu, while speaking to journalists at a press conference in his Palace on Monday, said the suspension is with immediate effect.
The monarch, who was represented by the Galadiman Bauchi, Sa’idu Jahun, said, “More surprisingly, he did not sympathise nor showed any sign of remorse towards what happened to their Royal Highnesses, the Emirs of Bauchi and Dass.
“The Emirate Council, therefore, decided to suspend his title of Jakadan Bauchi until the determination of the case by the court.”
had reported that the convoys of the two Emirs who were on their way to a book launch/anniversary lecture and Foundation launch, of Gonto, when they were attacked after it turned violent and had to turn back to Bauchi with some vehicles in their convoys damaged. The windscreen of the Emir of Dass was among the vehicles partly destroyed.
Dogara, who represents Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Constituency in the House of Representatives and is in his fourth term, had written a letter to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, informing him of security threats if the event is allowed to hold.
But despite the warning, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda, gave approval for the event to hold just as he ordered the full deployment of police tactical teams to provide security to lives and properties before, during and after the memorial anniversary and book launch of the grandfather of Dogara’s wife.
Shortly after the memorial lecture and book launch commenced at the Government Secondary School, Mwari in Bogoro LGA, women and youths besieged the venue of the event forcing it to end abruptly.
They later set the venue on fire burning down chairs, canopies, musical equipment and many other properties. Ten houses were later confirmed by the Bauchi State Police Command in a statement, as having been burnt during the crisis.