Nigeria: Arise TV Anchor, Reuben Abati, Proves Mettle in Erection Matters

25 September 2020

Arise TV anchor, Reuben Abati, gave his colleagues a bellyful of laughter on live television after he took exception to a comment by a Ghanaian police commander who told his officers to reduce their "sexual rounds."

Ahead of Ghana's general election in December, Afful Boakye-Yiadom, the Accra Region Commander of the Ghana Police Service, on Monday advised police officers on election duty to "eat well and reduce their sexual rounds" in order to save energy for their assignment.

Mr Abati, a former presidential spokesperson, did not take kindly to the advice.

"I think it's phallocentric, it smacks of phallophobia and it's an attack on the erection industry because there is an industry called the erection industry," he told his co-anchors during Arise TV's flagship programme, The Morning Show, during the week.

"And the thing is that the male organ has always been vilified. The Greeks and the Romans, they venerated it, they worshipped it."

Mr Abati went on to reel out authors and books on the male organ and frowned on the "assault on the erection industry."

There is a book, The History of the Penis, and there is another book by Tom Hickman God's Doodle: 'The Life and Times of the Penis". But what has been established is the position held by David Friedman in his book "A Mind Of Its Own" (also on the penis). He concluded in the book The Cultural History of the Penis that the male organ has a mind of its own.

"So I don't know how this police chief is invading people's privacy on the basis of just a statement that has not been tested scientifically. We can take that on a lighter note but as an assault on the erection industry, that's not part of police work."

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