Calabar residents raise alarm over mysterious disappearance of private parts
Reports of male reproductive organs mysteriously disappearing have sparked anxiety and apprehension in Calabar, Cross River State, causing concern among residents of the city.
Vanguard reports that in the past two weeks, there have been multiple cases of male organs vanishing after contact with strangers through handshakes or physical contact.
Over ten cases have been reported, with some victims having their organs returned by the perpetrators, while others have not been as fortunate.
“An organ was said to be sold for six hundred thousand naira last week but owing to market forces and high demand the price has gone up to one million per organ” Chibuike, a spare parts dealer revealed.
He said the organs are used for ritual purposes to make money and more people will fall victim if nothing drastic is done by the authorities to stop the ugly state of events in the city.
“People now put bitter kola in their pockets or hold their private organs tightly while walking on the street or inside commercial vehicles”.
Cases of organ disappearance are said to have occured at Atimbo, Ekpo Abasi, 8 Miles, Watt Market, Atakpa street and some other places in the city.
“It happened in my area, State Avenue by Afokang this morning. Someone lost his penis and it took severe beating of the snatcher before he returned the organ” Blessing Ngi, a resident of Calabar South said.
However, the Cross River Police Command Spokesman, Ms Irene Ugbo, said there is nothing as such thing as stealing of private parts in the city.
“Have you seen anyone whose private part was stolen? Bring him here for medical examination. People should discountenance the rumours and go about their normal businesses,” she stressed.