A 25-year-old man from Babana-Borgu in New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger State, Aliyu Mohammadu, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly cutting off the genitals of his 17-year-old cousin, Farouk Ibrahim, over N3,500.
It was learnt that the suspect was not in good terms with his cousin until the ugly incident.
It was reliably gathered that Mohammadu had been complaining of his missing money in his room, which he claimed his cousin stole.
When our Correspondent spoke to him on Sunday, Mohammadu said: “My cousin was the one that stole the N3,500 that I kept in my room, but he kept denying that he never touched the money.
“By the time I confronted him on his way to the farm, he told me to go and look for the money where I kept it, warning me that I should not disturb him again about it.
“That was when I got annoyed and attacked him with my cutlass and cut off his manhood.
“My cousin was very rude to me after he made away with my N3,500.
“He also fought with me.
“That was why I cut off his penis and left him in pool of blood.”
When asked if he caught him stealing his money, Mohammadu confirmed that he saw him, but that he ran away and started raining abuses on him.
He said: “I have no regrets over what happened.
“What I need is my N3,500.
“Otherwise I am going to do more harm in the family.
“I have two wives and two children to carter for.
“I need my money to look after them.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Niger State Police Command, Peter Sunday, said the suspect was arrested for cutting off his cousin’s manhood by operatives of New Bussa Division.
According to Sunday: “Mohammadu used cutlass to cut off Ibrahim’s manhood and he was rushed to a specialist hospital in Ilorin, Kwara State, where he is currently undergoing treatment.”
He said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.