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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 9 October 2015


Public toilet manager penis slashed

Twenty-Seven (27) year old Manager of a public toilet at Changli a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis nearly had his penis completely chopped off by some youth of the area for preventing them from using the facility for free.

Azure Dok who is currently battling for life with his partly severed penis, revealed to that he miraculously survived the attack by a 7-member gang.

Narrating his ordeal, he disclosed that a number of young men within the neighbourhood have always made it a point to use the facility without paying the approved fee against instructions issued by his superiors.

He therefore decided to stamp his authority by ensuring that anyone who opted to use the facility must adhere to rules governing its usage by paying the approved fees.

Azure Dok disclosed that on the day of the incident, one of the youth he failed to identify who he alleged had gained notoriety in using the facility without paying came and picked one of the old newspapers and dashed into the facility to ease himself.

According to him, he was of the view the young man will pay when he steps out but his hopes were dashed when it was realized he took a different direction afterwards.

The manager therefore decided to confront him leading to a heated argument between them until other users of the facility intervened to restore calm.

Later in the evening when he was taking his bath after the close of work just behind the toilet, he spotted 7 angry-looking boys led by the one he earlier had confrontation with approaching him.

On reaching him, they subjected him to severe unprovoked beatings until he sustained bruises on his faces and other parts of the body.

In the ensuing melee, one of them pulled out a knife and tried cutting off his penis but was rescued by residents who heard his loud screams as he was being brutalized by the youth.

The incident has since been reported to police in Tamale who confirmed to and indicated the matter is being investigated.

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