A man who accidentally severed his own testicles while asleep is currently receiving surgery.
Kofi Atta, a 47-year-old farmer from Ghana who goes by the name Wofa Atta, fell asleep in a chair and claimed he picked up a knife while dreaming of butchering meat.
He claimed he accidentally cut his testicle while he was sleeping.
The farmer from Assin Akomfede asked for help while still in a dreamlike condition, and when two neighbors arrived, they discovered him home alone and bloodied.
He was rushed to St Francis Xavier hospital in Assin Fosu.
Speaking to BBC Pidgin he said: “I was sitting in my chair when I dozed off. In my sleep, I dreamt that I was cutting some meat in front of me.
“I don’t remember how I picked up the knife, even I am confused.”
He explained that he was still unsure of what had happened when his neighbours arrived, although he stood up and felt a sharp pain in his genitals.
Perhaps as a result of the loss of blood, Kofi only came out of the dream state when in hospital. That’s when he realised he hadn’t been chopping meat for a family meal, but rather his own testicles.
The victim’s wife, Adwoa Konadu, disclosed that the latest incident is not the first time her husband has carried out such activity while sleeping.
She said that he frequently moves, converses, and occasionally fights while he is asleep. It was during one of such episodes that Wofa Atta ended up damaging his genitals.