A Ghanian man has accidentally cut off his own genitals in his sleep after reportedly dreaming about cutting up meat.
According to a report by BBC's Nigerian-based online news site, the 42-year-old named Kofi Atta said he was taking a short afternoon nap wherein he dreamt that he was chopping meat. Soon enough, he felt pain in his genital area and was shouting for help to his neighbors.
In his dialect, the Ghana farmer shared: "I no remember how I carry de knife, even me I dey confused." He was then taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, but surgery is needed to aid the damages done.
"Right now I dey hospital for here, all dem dey give me be fluids den some injections but I dey need surgery," he said. "I no get money to fuel ambulance wey go carry me go Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for surgery."
The Ghanaian news channel, GHOne TV, reported that Kofi was dreaming of butchering goats at the time. His wife had been traveling away from the time. When she rushed home, she found her husband holding a knife and his manhood.
42 year old man is currently battling for his life after he Allegedly cut off his penis with knives whiles dreaming of slaughtering a goat to help his wife prepare an evening meal. #GHOneNews pic.twitter.com/Oc1lMC6wGy— Serwaa Amihere (@Serwaa_Amihere) August 15, 2022
Although it's a truly rare case, it is believed that Kofi suffered from parasomnia, a phenomenon wherein abnormal or underisable behavior is done while sleeping. These include sleepwalking, confusional arousal, night terrors, and more.
Parasomnia can be triggered by traumatic effects or passed down through genetics.