Benue Man Castrates Self to Serve God.

Information has it that a forty year old former University of Ibadan medic, identified as Mr Terhemen Anongo has complied with the biblical injunction which says, “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell”(MTT 5:30), by castrating himself to be more dedicated to the service of God.

Mr Terhemen who is an indigene of Tarka LGA resident in Gboko, Benue State said, his joystick was the major stumbling block to the service of God as it has been distracting him ceaselessly.

In order to escape any further sexual distraction and the Bermuda triangle between the legs of beautiful ladies in an age of pervasive nudism, Mr Terhemen decided to follow the example of Origen Adamantius, an early Christian scholar ,ascetic and theologian of the Patristic Christian era who was the first Christian to pay physicians to surgically remove his genitals in order to ensure his reputation as a respectable theologian.

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Mr Terhemen at the hospital

How did the episode start? Mr Terhemen, a final year medical student of UI was forced to drop and abandon the programme sometime in 2007 due to a psychiatric challenge that he faced and has been battling with it till today. Although, he is physically fit, energetic, highly articulate, vibrant, intelligent, easygoing, inquisitive, social, lovable and nonviolent.He however believes strongly that his immediate family is responsible for his predicament hence he is hostile to them and has made every one of them to desert his late father’s house at the Gboko GRA where he lives alone without a wife.

It was gathered that his joblessness   has made him to be pushing wheelbarrow to make ends meet. Reading the Bible and newspapers is part of his hobby. On daily basis, after returning from the market where he usually goes to find his daily bread, Mr Terhemen dresses weirdly like a Taliban to attract attention and goes out to preach. Recently, he told his coterie of listeners that women were his Achilles heels to the service of God and that he would remove his genitals to escape from this unquenchable sexual libido.

He turned deaf ears to all pleadings not to do it but instead consulted three clinics in Gboko to have him castrated. His ugly requests were all turned down. As a former medic,he knew the process and decided to get all the surgical equipment and drugs ready for the operation to be carried out by himself. On that fateful day, that was 28/01/2021 he got set for the operation and first administered to himself a local anesthesia before using a surgical knife to cut the right scrotum.

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A source told The News Grip that he succeeded in removing the testicle inside and was trying to do justice to the left one before he was compelled to stop because of blood that was oozing and gushing out uncontrollably. In that condition, he managed and trekked to Baki Clinic, Gboko where he was treated and discharged after staying in bed for four days.

Asked whether or not he would remove the remaining testicle when he finally recuperates, Mr Terhemen was quick to reply, “No, I won’t try it again”, adding that it was even idiotic and anathema of him to do self- castration because Matthew 5:30 and Mark 9:43 where he derived his inspiration cannot be given a literary interpretation. He finally regretted his action and prayed God to give him a wife so as to bear his own children.


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