I’m Sure My Ex-Employer Rubbed My Body And Made Me Impotent – Benue Man Laments

Some youths in Benue state set fire to houses and a church over allegations by some men that a union was rendering them powerless in the Guma local government area of ​​the state. Nnongu Francis, 25, one of the men who claimed that his genitalia were also affected, tells JOHN CHARLES how he thinks the problem started.

How you feel?

I’ve been feeling strange since this happened to me; I can’t get an erection. I no longer feel like a man.

What happened to you?

A man who committed suicide was responsible for my problem. I got the night the problem started. I was with him because he had promised to help me. He promised to help me get drafted into the Nigerian Air Force. I used to work for him on his farm. His younger brother is my friend and we used to be together. When I wanted to go to the recruiting exercise on September 24, 2020, he asked me how prepared I was for the exercise and I told him that I firmly believed that God would help me and that everything was in God’s hands.

What made you feel like they did something to your manhood?

The man said that since I used to help him on his farm, he would help me. Later he asked me to come to his house at night. He gave me a gourd and asked me to use it to fetch water from a stream. When I came back from the stream, he poured something into the water and asked me to bathe in the water, which I did. Then he told me not to have sex with a woman for the next six days and I complied too. A few days later, on October 10, he called me again and asked if I was following the instructions he gave me. I said yes. That day, I took a bath and nothing happened to me.

Later that night, which was Saturday, he asked me to see him. When I arrived, he asked me for something we called Chullai on Tiv and I told him I didn’t have it, but I promised to get it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it and he asked me to come back with him that night. He gave me N50 and told me where to get Chullai. I bought it and took it to him. Then he asked me to go get water. He took out a gourd and poured water on it. He put the Chullai in the water and put some in his palm. He popped something into his mouth, chewed, and poured the liquid onto my chest, back, and forehead. He did it three times and while rubbing it on my forehead he said I should hug him. I hugged him. The next morning, he took me to where I got the water from and rubbed the mixture on my head, legs and shoulders and said I could go.

What happened after?

When I got home, I discovered that I could no longer have an erection and I told my neighbor about it. He told me to have some patience. I also called the man and told him that I couldn’t get an erection, but he told me not to worry.

The protesters have been talking about the lack of genitalia, does that mean that the problem is not the disappearance, but the inability to have an erection?

I can pee, but my manhood is down and it’s not hard for me. I explained what happened to the younger brother of the man who is my friend and he said that he would ask his brother about it. Later, the man called me and said that nothing would happen to me. He said it happened to other people a few years ago and that it solved the problem of the victims. So he assured me that it would be fine but that I shouldn’t tell anyone, especially the police because it had happened before and he admitted it was a mistake. But I had informed my older brother, sister and uncle.

My older brother asked him too, but they told him to be patient with them (the man’s family) until the next day. Later, they called me and said I should buy something.

For how many days did this last?

It happened within two days, precisely on October 10 and 11, 2020. But on October 11, the man committed suicide. Before that, he had called us to tell my brother and me that my manhood would return to normal. He called me more than four times that day, only to find out that he hanged himself the next day.

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

My penis doesn’t get hard.

Are you married?

He was married. We are separated and we have a son.

How did you know you couldn’t get an erection?

Since the day he rubbed something on me, I haven’t had an erection. I have not felt sexually aroused. I have a girlfriend and when I asked her to come over, she still couldn’t get an erection. So far, even when I wake up in the morning and am supposed to have an erection, I don’t.

When did your wife leave you?

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

Were you able to have sex before the man rubbed the concoction on you?

Before the incident, I was having really good sex. Towards the end of September, my girlfriend spent an entire week with me and we had sex throughout her stay. But after the incident, one of my friends visited me but my penis did not respond. I am very sure of it; I am 100% sure of what I say.

Do you know if there are other people with similar cases in your community?

It happened to so many people a few years ago and the person responsible was arrested. He promised to restore them and he did. This man’s family begged me and promised that he would get an erection again. They begged me not to tell anyone. They said that if he told anyone, his family would be in trouble.

But now the family of the person responsible for my problem accuses me of having killed him. They said he was just pretending and threatened to kill me for wrongfully accusing him.

Now that the person has died, what do you plan to do? Are the police aware?

Police said that since the man is dead, they have nothing to say. They said we should talk to the family. But the family said they would sue us; they know I have no money.

Have you been to the hospital to see a doctor for your condition?

No, I have not gone.

What if it is a medical condition?

I have not been to the hospital, but I am not a child who would not know when something is wrong with them.

Some buildings, including a church, were burned down by angry youths; Does it have something to do with your case?

The man responsible for my impotence once said that he was an agent for the building owner. He said he was working for the man. The first time it happened to two men, the man begged not to be killed and that he would call his boss to get his health back. When asked who his boss was, he mentioned a man in Abuja.

He called the man on the phone and they talked on the phone; the people who were with him listened to his conversation and the man assured that he would do things right. The man has now been arrested.

Are the elders and heads of the community aware of all these things?

Yes, they know but they said they were not informed in time.

What if it’s your libido that’s low?

How? Before now, even if I only washed my manhood with soap and water when bathing, I still had an erection. I have tried many things to make it difficult but it is not responding.

What do you want?

All I want is for my manhood to get tough again and for you to help me tell the whole world to come to my aid because I don’t know what to do.

Do you have a place in mind where you think you might find a solution?

Yes, if I wanted to, I could get a man of God who would pray for me and restore my manhood.

There are reports that a pastor claims he has the power to treat impotence …

I went to church and the pastor charged me N16,000 and asked me to bring some other things. He said that I would need those things to heal me, but I didn’t have the money, so I didn’t go there again.

Is it the church that was burned down?

Yes, that’s the church.

Do you really think the pastor could help?

Yes. When I went there, I saw him treating someone with a similar case. He said that the person had lost his manhood for many years and that he would get his manhood to function properly again. The person later confirmed that his manhood had been restored. But I couldn’t get back to the man before he attacked because he had no money.

Source: The PUNCH