There was shock and horror among residents of Idiroko in Nigeria’s Ogun State when they encountered a woman whose private part was dripping with maggots.
The woman, Iya Toheeb, reportedly came to the area in a car with some family members to seek out her ex-husband, a carpenter who lived there.
According to a report by the Nation newspaper, doctors had advised the woman to seek spiritual treatment following their inability to treat her using orthodox medicine.
“She has no wound in her private part yet maggots keep dropping from her sexual organ and that sends a signal that there is more to her problem than meets the eye, particularly since doctors have asked her relatives to seek help from native doctors for solution to her problem,” the paper quoted an anonymous source as saying.
The woman’s family members are said to have brought her to her ex-husband’s house on suspicion that he knew something about the woman’s plight and could help her find a solution. This was after he was heard saying that his ex-wife was being punished for indiscriminately having sexual relations with many men, the report said.
Another source was quoted as saying that the woman could have been used for money rituals by one of the numerous men she allegedly dated.
At the scene, sympathisers helped spread a sack on the car seat on which the woman sat as the maggots continued to drop and the stench from her body polluted the air, the report added.