A baby whose stepmother chopped off his penis when he was just two months old has died.
Dauda Buhari had been due to come from his home in Nigeria to the UK for genital transplant surgery.
However, he died in his village of Wada in Nigeria after contracting malaria, the Daily Post of Nigeria reported.
Dauda’s penis was sliced off by his then 17-year-old stepmother Bara’atu Rabiu in June.
She is currently being detained in jail but has never revealed why she carried out the act.
Mariam Kolo, the director general of Child’s Right Agency said Dauda had ‘slight malaria but he died even after he had been administered his prescribed drugs’.
The baby had needed a number of corrective surgeries after the incident and was due to have treatment in Britain.
But Kolo said his death was not connected to any complications from surgery.
Instead, it has been attributed to the illness, with Kolo noting he was doing well following a number of operations.