I am Certain My Ex-Employer Rubbed My Physique And Made Me Impotent – Benue Man Laments


Nnongu Francis

Some youths in Benue State set homes and a church ablaze over allegations by some males {that a} syndicate was making them impotent within the Guma Native Authorities Space of the state. Nnongu Francis, 25, one of many males who alleged that their genitals had been additionally affected, tells JOHN CHARLES how he thinks the drawback began

How do you’re feeling?

I’ve been feeling unusual since this factor occurred to me; I can’t have an erection. I don’t really feel like a person once more.

What occurred to you?

A man who dedicated suicide was answerable for my drawback. He touched me on the night time the issue began. I used to be with him as a result of he had promised to assist me. He promised to assist me get recruited into the Nigerian Air Drive. I used to work for him on his farm. His youthful brother is my buddy and we was collectively. Once I wished to go for the recruitment train on September 24, 2020, he requested how ready I was for the train and I advised him I strongly believed that God would assist me and that all the pieces was within the fingers of God.

What made you’re feeling that one thing was completed to your manhood?

The man mentioned that since I used to assist him on his farm, he would help me. He later requested me to come back to his home at night time. He gave me a calabash and requested me to make use of it to fetch some water from a stream. Once I returned from the stream, he poured one thing into the water and requested me to wash with the water, which I did. Then he advised me to not have intercourse with a lady for the following six days and I additionally complied. Some days later, on October 10, he referred to as me once more, and requested if I complied with the directions he gave me. I mentioned sure. On that day, I bathed and nothing was improper with me.

Later in the night time, which was a Saturday, he requested me to see him. Once I obtained there, he requested for one thing that we name Chullai in Tiv and I mentioned I didn’t have it however promised to get it. Sadly, I couldn’t get it and he requested me to come back again to him that very same night time. He gave me N50 and directed me to the place I might get Chullai. I purchased it and took it to him. Then he requested me to fetch some water. He introduced out a calabash and poured the water in it. He put the Chullai within the water and put some in his palm. He put one thing in his mouth, chewed and poured the liquid on my chest, again and brow. He did that 3 times and as he was rubbing it on my brow, he mentioned I ought to hug him. I hugged him. The following morning, he took me to the place the place I fetched water from and rubbed the concoction on my head, legs and shoulders, and mentioned I might go.

What occurred thereafter?

When I obtained residence, I found that I might not have an erection and I advised my neighbour about it. He advised me to train some persistence. I additionally referred to as the person and advised him that I couldn’t have an erection however he advised me to not fear.

The protesters have been speaking about lacking genitals, does that imply the drawback isn’t about disappearance however incapability to have an erection?

I can urinate however my manhood has shrunk and it isn’t getting arduous. I defined what occurred to the person’s youthful brother who’s my buddy and he mentioned he would ask his brother about it. Later, the person referred to as me and mentioned nothing would occur to me. He mentioned it occurred to another folks some years again and that he solved the issue for the victims. So he assured me that I might be positive however that I shouldn’t inform anybody about it, significantly the police as a result of it had occurred earlier than and he admitted that it was a mistake. However I had knowledgeable my elder brother, sister and uncle.


My elder brother additionally requested him however he was advised to be affected person with them (the person’s household) until the next day. Later, they referred to as me and mentioned I can buy one thing.

For what number of days did this go on?

It occurred inside two days, exactly October 10 and 11, 2020. However on October 11, the person dedicated suicide. Earlier than then, he had referred to as to inform me and my brother that my manhood can be restored to its regular state. He referred to as me greater than 4 instances on that day, just for me to hear that he hanged himself the next day.


Are you saying you haven’t had an erection since then?

My penis isn’t getting arduous.

Are you married?

I used to be married. We’re separated and have one youngster.

How did you get to know that you could possibly not have an erection?

Since the day he rubbed one thing on me, I’ve not had an erection. I’ve not felt sexually aroused. I’ve a girlfriend and after I requested her to come, I nonetheless couldn’t have an erection. Until now, even after I get up within the morning and I’m imagined to have an erection, I don’t have it.

When did your spouse go away you?

My spouse left me in October 2018 and it was due to a minor misunderstanding between us.

Have been you capable of have intercourse earlier than the person rubbed the concoction on you?

Earlier than the incident, I used to be having intercourse very nicely. In the direction of September ending, my girlfriend spent a complete week with me and we had intercourse all through her keep. However after the incident, one in all my girlfriends visited me however my penis didn’t reply. I’m very certain of it; I’m 100 per cent certain of what I’m saying.

Have you learnt if there are others with related circumstances in your neighborhood?

It occurred to so many individuals some years again they usually apprehended the person accountable. He promised to revive them and he did. The household of this man pleaded with me and promised that I might have an erection once more. They begged me to not inform anybody. They mentioned if I advised anybody about it, their household can be in bother.

However now the household of the person answerable for my drawback is now accusing me of killing him. They mentioned I used to be solely pretending and have threatened to kill me for accusing him wrongly.

Now that the individual has died, what do you propose to do? Are the police conscious?

The police mentioned for the reason that man is useless, they don’t have something to say. They mentioned we should always discuss to the household. However the household mentioned they’d sue us; they know I don’t have cash.

Have you ever been to the hospital to see a physician about your situation?

No, I’ve not gone.

What if it’s a medical situation?

I’ve not gone to hospital however I’m not a child that will not know when one thing is improper with them.

Some buildings, together with a church had been burnt down by some offended youths; does it have something to do together with your case?

The man that was answerable for my impotence as soon as mentioned that he was an agent for the proprietor of the constructing. He mentioned he was working for the person. The primary time it occurred to 2 males, the person begged that they need to not kill him and that he would name his boss to revive their well being. Once they requested who his boss was, he talked about a person in Abuja.

He referred to as the person on the cellphone they usually talked on the cellphone; the folks with him heard their dialog and the person assured that he would make issues proper. The person has now been arrested.

Are the elders and chiefs of the neighborhood conscious of all this stuff?

Sure, they’re conscious however they mentioned they weren’t knowledgeable in time.

What if it’s your libido that’s low?

How? Prior to now, even when I used to be solely washing my manhood with cleaning soap and water when bathing, I might have an erection. I’ve tried many issues to make it arduous however it isn’t responding.

What would you like?

All I need is for my manhood to have the ability to grow to be arduous once more and so that you can assist me inform the entire world to come back to my help as a result of I don’t know what to do.

Do you’ve anywhere in thoughts the place you assume you would possibly get an answer?

Sure, if I want I might get a person of God who would pray for me and restore my manhood.

There are stories {that a} pastor claims he has the facility to deal with impotence…

I went to the church and the pastor charged me N16,000 and requested me to convey another issues. He mentioned he would want these issues to heal me however I didn’t have the cash so I didn’t go there once more.

Is it the church that was burnt down?

Sure, that’s the church.

Do you actually assume the pastor might assist?

Sure. Once I went there, I noticed him attending to somebody with an analogous case. He mentioned the individual had misplaced his manhood for a few years and that he would get his manhood to operate correctly once more. The individual later confirmed that his manhood had been restored. However I couldn’t return to the person earlier than he attacked since I didn’t have cash.


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