The man whose heavily pregnant wife cut off his penis in Taraba state has spoken out from his hospital bed.
On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 32-year-old Halima Umaru, who is 8-months-pregnant, chopped off the penis of her husband, 42-year-old Aliyu Umaru.
Aliyu, who has two wives and two children - a boy from his first wife Halima and a girl from his second wife - groaned in agony as he lay on his bed at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe State, where he was referred to after the incident occurred in Taraba State.
There was urethra catheter fixed to Aliyu's body to pass urine as his dismembered penis was kept in nylon for safekeeping.
According to a relative who spoke shortly after the incident, Halima began acting up after her husband took a new wife 3 years ago. On the day she chopped of his male member, the relative alleged that she had drugged him and this made him sleep, giving her an opportunity to attack.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Aliyu said,
Recalling the horrific incident, Aliyu Umaru said:
According to reports, Halima had been having issues with her husband and the younger wife before the incident. The victim’s younger brother, 40-year-old Usman Umaru said the act may be connected with their mum’s plea that they should relocate, which Halima didn’t support.
He stated that the second wife visited their mother residing in Jalingo, the state capital, who urged them to relocate to Jalingo.
He added: "Our mum only insisted that my brother must leave Tela with his family to Jalingo. Already, his second wife is in Jalingo. My brother said his first wife was not comfortable with the arrangement. She didn’t want to stay in Jalingo.
“We told people not to touch her. The deed has been done and we can’t reverse it. We have left her to the Almighty God. Whatever is done to her will not bring back my brother’s manhood.’’
Appealing to well-meaning individuals to assist his brother, he said, “We are underprivileged and begging philanthropists to help us facilitate his pre-and post-surgery treatment. Right now we are expected to pay about N100, 000 for the procedure and medicine.”
Aliyu Umaru is reportedly stable and being properly administered with intravenous fluid as well as other emergency drugs.