A member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), who is currently abstaining from food and water for a period of 21 days has taken his faith to the next level.
The young man who preferred anonymity revealed that his male organ was preventing him from getting closer to God due to little erections on daily basis.
In a bid to remain steadfast in his faith and not yield to the temptations of the world which might steer him of the track of his fasting, the 27 year old man reportedly cut off his manhood from the rest of his body with a machete.
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.