A 27-year-old man (name withheld) said to be a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), reportedly hacked off his manhood with a machete in order to fast and pray better.
The man was said to have joined the ongoing 21 days fasting and prayer programme organised by the church.
According to reports, the RCCG member was initially doing well with abstinence from food and water but on Sunday, January 18 revealed that his male organ was preventing him from getting closer to God due to little erections on daily basis.
Neighbours who had witnessed the incident attacked the RCCG member, thinking he wanted to use his manhood to perform a ritual.
He quickly explained to his neighbours what his aim was before he was taken to the hospital.
He reportedly said: “The penis has a mind of its own and it is capable of doing things which are totally out of my control. It usually gets erect every now and then, and konji sets in. And you know that konji is one of the things that leads people into sin.
The erections were making me weaker spiritually and in the fast. That is why I cut it off. Even Jesus Christ said that we should cut off anything which will make us sin, " he explained further
He is now at the hospital responding to treatment, hoping his manhood will grow back on his body after the 21 days of fasting and prayers.