Settlers of Mararaba Liman Katagum in Bauchi Local Government area of Bauchi State are still wondering with one hand akimbo and head bow about the bizarre incident that greeted them recently as a 25-year-old Tukur Illiyasu sliced off the manhood of a 12-year-old Ayuba Halilu and disappeared with it.
The suspect was alleged to have cut off little Ayuba’s penis and vanished with the organ after begging the boy to accompany him to the bush in the village to fetch firewood.
The boy, who was also hacked in the throat by his captor, miraculously survived the ordeal after being hospitalised for nearly three months leaving him without John Thomas.
Narrating his ordeal in the hand of the stonyhearted man, dejected Ayuba said they were going quietly when something inexplicable happened to him and he went blank. According to him, when he came to, he found himself in deep pains. His penis was gone and he felt pains on his throat.
He said: “The distance between the bush and the Mararaba Liman Katagum community is about one and a half kilometres.
“On their arrival in the bush, Ayuba stepped on a thorn and requested Tukur to remove the torn from his foot. But on approaching the boy, he removed a very sharp object and cut his throat as well as his private part.”
Ayuba who is still recuperating at home, said he started crying for help in Fulfude language, asking the older man why he had brought him to the bush in order to kill him.
It was gathered that Tukur, after cutting of Ayuba’s manhood flee to an unknown destination leaving the boy in the pool of his blood who narrowly made his way to Mararaba Liman Katagum.
However, the father and some elders of the community reported the incident at the Yalwa police station, and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) immediately assigned a police constable to convey Ayuba to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi along with some of his family members, including his father.
After the doctors treated Ayuba and examined his condition, his father was advised to take his son to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe where he has been hospitalised since January.
Halilu, Ayuba’s father said: “I have spent over N168, 000 for the treatment of my son. It has not been easy for us.”
It was learnt that the father of Tukur, the man who allegedly cut off Ayuba’s penis, has been invited by the police.
“The DPO sent for the father of Tukur who resides in Sabon Garin near Kundat village in Duguri district of Alkaleri Local Government area. His father was ordered by the DPO to bring his son since January, but up till now he has not produced his son to the police,” Halilu said.
Ayuba’s family is not happy with the police for what they tagged as the law enforcement agency’s nonchalant attitude towards the inhuman act.
They indeed expressed concern that the police did not obtain any statement since the incident occurred on Januray 3. The family also observed that that the police are not making enough efforts to arrest Tukur who has since fled the area.Culled from Daily Post