In Olakula area, Ipokia local government area of Ogun state, a woman identified as Iya Toheeb was reported on Wednesday, September 28, to have been continuously discharging maggot from her private part.
According to The Nation, the scene turned chaotic as residents trooped out to see the woman sat in a car with the assistance of family members and sympathizers. It was thought that she might have been a victim of money-making ritual after her condition allegedly defied orthodox medication.
It was gathered that the woman was also brought to one of the men she was associated with, a carpenter in the community. Of the reason for bringing the afflicted woman to the man, a source at the scene who asked not to be named, said:
“The woman was brought to the carpenter who was her former husband. Her family members believed that the man may be responsible for her worsening condition that defied treatment in hospital where she was admitted for months. Doctors were said to have advised her relatives to seek alternative medicine to her ill-health because it had gone beyond the purview of orthodox medicine.”
Another source, who did not want her name in print, said: “The woman had dated different men in the past and it is believed that she may have been used for money-making ritual going by what we heard from those who know her.”
At the scene, sympathizers helped spread a sack on the car seat on which the woman sat when the maggots continued to drop even as a stench emanating from her body fouled the air. “This is what my beauty has done to me o,” said the woman shortly before being taken away by her family members.