A middle aged man has cut off his male organ with a razor blade at Obanla junction in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Oluwole Aiyeloja had pulled off his clothes in public before cutting his penis on Friday.

Just as residents and passers-by were still expressing surprises on the incident Aiyeloja attempted to slice his scrotum with razor blade in his hand before people around vehemently resisted his action.

Symphatisers reportedly invited the police from “A” Division Police headquarters who promptly rushed him to the hospital where he is still receiving medical treatment.

According to the eyewitness, the appearance of Aiyeloja did not show any visible sign that he was mentally challenged.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Femi Joseph confirmed the incident.

He added that preliminary investigation conducted by the police showed that the victim was suffering from both spiritual and psychological problems.

Police officials say the man wrote in his statement that he heard a voice that directed him to cut his penis and he obeyed.

The PPRO said the victim had not committed any criminal offence, and therefore would not be prosecuted over the matter.