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UI 500-level medicine dropout removes his two testicles over religious belief

A 500-level drop out of medicine from the University of Ibadan (UI), Terhemen Anongo, has disclosed he removed his second testicle to kill sexual urge.

The 44-year-old in an interview with The Punch said he is 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”.

The dropout turn cart pusher had removed the first testicle last year (2021) and recently removed the second one.

On why he removed the testicle, he had said, “You know how the issue of sexual urge torments one when you don’t have a wife, coupled with your religious beliefs.

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“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.

“It was in an attempt to do the same thing that I removed my right testicle but there was a heavy flow of blood, so I abandoned it (castration) and rushed to hospital.”

He said, “Yes, I went to remove the second testicle based on religious belief.

“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.”

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