A Ghanaian man is being treated at a hospital after accidently cutting his genitals while sleeping.
Kofi Atta, a 47-year-old farmer, claimed he severed part of his testicles after falling asleep in his chair and dreaming he was cutting meat.
“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,” he told BBC News Pidgin.
Neighbors who heard his screams for help and likely thought he was being attacked raced to his home to help.
They discovered him alone in the room, bleeding, and brought him to the hospital, where he has been since the event earlier this month.
Atta is now seeking the assistance of well-wishers in gathering the funds necessary for him to have surgery as directed by specialists at the clinic.
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