Infant whose penis was cut-off by step-mother undergoes surgery
Buhari Muhammad has only gone through the first treatment of a series of surgeries.
A toddler named Buhari Muhammad, whose penis was cut by step-mother, Bara’atu Muhammad has undergone a reconstructive surgery aimed at restoring his organ.
The Director-General of the Child Rights Protection Agency, Mariam Kolo, made this known to newsmen
Kolo revealed that the operation was conducted at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Bida, Niger State, but it is only the first in many to come.
“He was operated upon by four neurologists and he is responding to treatment.
“Several other tests will still be conducted to prepare him for the next operation,” she noted
It was reported that Muhammad’s genital was mutilated by his 17-year-old step mother, Bara’atu Muhammad
due to hostility between the victim’s mother and the culprit, when he was barely a month old.
The incident occurred in Dafe community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger in June 2016.
Bara’atu is currently being held at the Minna prison according to a statement by DSP Bala Elkana, a spokesperson for the Niger State Police Command.
“Under the Police Criminal Law, the suspect is an adult, she is above seven years; therefore, she can be convicted and hanged for the offence,” Elkana said.