A bizarre incident took place along the railway lines near the Neoplan Station in Accra in which a man bit the penis of another man during a brawl allegedly over a commercial sex worker.
The victim, a Nigerien identified only as “Taller,” had his penis bitten by his friend Habib Lawani and another friend, Jibril Sumana, when they were fighting him over the sex worker whom they had all expressed interest in even though Taller was the first to have approached her.
The two men who engaged Taller in the violent brawl have also been identified as being Nigeriens and have since been arrested by the police.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs Effia Tenge, who briefed the Daily Graphic about the incident, said at about 5:50 a.m. on June 10, this year the police received information that three young men were engaged in fierce fighting along the railway line near the Neoplan Station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange.
She said the police received information that during the course of the fight one of the men had his penis bitten.
She said when the police arrived at the scene the victim had been taken to the Kaneshie Polyclinic.
As part of investigations, Mrs Tenge said a team of policemen looked for Lawani and Sumana and arrested them.
The two, who had sustained injuries, were taken to the Neoplan Police Station and after their caution statements had been taken, they were charged with causing unlawful harm.
Later, she said a team of police investigators went to the Kaneshie Polyclinic where “Taller” was receiving treatment to take his side of the story.
Taller told the investigators that his friends were thieves and that his mobile phone was stolen last week at the Chisco bus terminal, near the Neoplan Station, and that he suspected Lawani and Sumana as the persons who had stolen his phone.
Mrs Tenge said Taller also told the police that his two friends attacked him when he confronted them over his missing phone after the three of them had clashed over the commercial sex worker leading to the brawl.
She said a medical report on Taller stated that the head of his penis was badly bruised. Meanwhile, he has been treated and discharged by the polyclinic.
So far, none of the two suspects has owned up as being the one who bit Taller’s penis.