A mild drama ensued at Kurudu area of the Federal
Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja on Monday after a 16- year-old boy reportedly lost his manhood after
shaking hands with a stranger.
The boy, Salvation from Abia State, had claimed that his manhood shrank and that he was unable to urinate after shaking hands with one Usman.
According to a witness, Usman, an electrician from
Nasarawa State, went to the area in search of a
Usman’s first point of contact was Salvation, who
after showing him the direction to the brothel
noticed some physical changes on him and raised
The incident attracted the attention of passers-by
who pounced on Usman.
When PREMIUM TIMES arrived the scene of the
incident, Usman was in the custody of soldiers who had rescued him from the mob.
Narrating the incident, a teary-eyed Salvation said
he had never set his eyes on Usman until that night.
“I locked my brother’s shop around 7:45 p.m. to go
and watch Arsenal match. This guy (Usman) came
to ask me to ask for ‘Ashawo’ (sex worker) joint is
in this area. I pointed the way to him and
afterwards, he shook my hand.
“When he shook my hand, I just felt a change in my body, I felt something left me. I tried to urinate but I couldn’t. That was how I raised alarm and people
held him (Usman),” he said.
After the alarm, residents and traders in the area
reportedly accosted Usman, beat him up and were
about lynching him before soldiers from the Post-
service Amy Estate came to his rescue.’
Usman, a father of two, however denied using
charms to ‘take’ Salvation’s manhood.
“I came to the area and asked him where I can get
an Ashawo joint. He showed me the place and that
was all. Before I knew what was happening, people
were already beating me, accusing me of taking his manhood. I don’t have any ‘juju’ and I don’t know
anything about it. Today is the first day I will
attempt to visit an Ashawo joint,” he said.
After hours of pacifying Usman to undo the charm,
one of the sympathisers suggested Salvation be
taken to a brothel to “test if the manhood has been
Heeding the advice, Salvation was led to a brothel
where he was reportedly able to ejaculate with the
aid of a sex worker.
Usman, however, remained in custody of the
soldiers perhaps for his safety.