AKURE, NIGERIA. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, Femi Joseph, said that a middle aged man identifed as Oluwole Aiyeloja cut off his own joystick with a razor blade and also tried to cut off his “balls” before horrified onlookers wrestled him to the ground and took the razor blade from him to stop him. The ‘good samaritans’ then restrained him and invited the police from A Division Station who promptly rushed him to the hospital. The bizarre incident reportedly occurred at Obanla area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
A recharge card seller, who transacts business close to the scene of the incident, Olaolu Oluyede narrated that Oluwole’s act caught her by surprise just like every other person.
“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 starting putting off his clothes in public, he then did the unthinkable. He started slicing his joystick to the shock of every one.
It was very gory. There was blood everywhere. Men had to rush at him and wrestle the blade from him before others called in the police from A Division Station who rushed him to the hospital.”
Speaking on whether Oluwole is mentally challenged, she said his dressing looks like that of normal human being.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, Femi Joseph said Oluwole Aiyeloja claims a ‘monster’ had been talking to him to take some weird decisions. Oluwole Aiyeloja said it was the ‘monster’ who told him to cut his joystick for donation which he did. Oluwole Aiyeloja added that the ‘monster’ also instructed him to donate his testicles.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, Femi Joseph, however, said Oluwole Aiyeloja would not be charged for any offence despite causing harm to himself as the concern of the police for now is how to get him necessary help.
“If he had tried to commit suicide, which is a criminal offence, we would have charged him, but we don’t actually know how to situate his condition. He really needs help which we are trying to give him. At present, he is responding to treatment at the police hospital”
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The police spokesperson also commended the ‘good samaritans’ who ensured he got the attention of the police, emphasising that Nigerians must always be their brothers keepers.