Horrific self-inflicted injury
A man is recuperating in hospital after he cut off his manhood while dreaming.
Kofi Atta, a farmer from south Ghana, was rudely awaken in excruciating pain after dozing off in a chair and dreaming about preparing food on August 12 .
Meet Kofi Atta
Atta, 47, claims he has no idea how he ended up clutching the knife in his sleep, and told BBC News Pidgin he woke in pain to find himself sitting in a pool of blood.
‘I no remember how I carry de knife, even me I dey confused,’ Atta said to BBC reporters.
‘I dey sit inside chair wey I doze off, so as I dey sleep I dream say I dey cut meat wey dey in front of me.’
Cry for help
Upon realising what he had just down with his own words, Atta began shouting for help and two neighbours came to his aid.
The farmer was rushed to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in critical condition, but underwent treatment and was stabilised.
Speaking four days after the accident, Atta told reporters he had been given fluids and various injections.
Doctors say he will need surgery after he completely severed his genitals.247