Tuesday, June 30, 2020, is a day 42-year-old old Aliyu Umaru will not forget in a hurry.
It was the day Halima, the first wife of Umaru, severed his manhood with a knife.
He groaned in pains as he lay on a bed at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe State, where he was referred to after the incident occurred in Taraba State.
“I’m a veterinary medicine dealer. I trade in animal drugs. I’m 42 years old with two wives and two children.
The first wife had a male child and a female from the second. The first wife Halima is pregnant. I stay in Tella under Gasso LGA of Taraba State..
I was transferred from the Federal Medical Centre, Taraba to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe.”.
When our correspondent visited the hospital, the victim cut a pitiable sight and urethra catheter fixed to his body to pass urine as his detached manhood was kept in nylon for safekeeping.
Umaru narrated the incident in a sadness-coated voice:
“After I returned from work, I got water to take my bath and ate the food prepared by my wife before I slept. I was later awoken by a sharp pain and I screamed.
“My wife chopped off my ‘bura’ (penis). It was then neighbours were alerted. I can’t say if my food or water was laced with anything with the way I slept deeply. My wife has finished my life and it is unfortunate.”