A 16-year-old boy identified as Salvation claimed that his manhood shrank and was unable to urinate after he shook hands with a stranger called Usman in Abuja.
The incident happened in the Kurudu area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Monday.
According to a witness, Usman, an electrician from Nasarawa State, went to the area in search of a brothel.
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 alarm.
The incident attracted the attention of passers-by who pounced on Usman and were about lynching him before soldiers from the Post-service Amy Estate came to his rescue.
Narrating how the incident happened, Salvation said he had never set his eyes on Usman before the incident.
“I locked my brother’s shop around 7:45 pm to go and watch Arsenal’s match. This guy (Usman) came to ask me 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 the alarm and people held him (Usman),” he said.
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 had been restored.”
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.