Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
A Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Minister Pastor Olawale (Solomon) Anthony, has been allegedly rejected by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. after his skull was fractured by some hoodlums suspected to be members of the Badoo cult. Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
According to Punch Metro, the victim’s family said apart from the hospital rejecting him, the hospital management also requested for the payment of N2m for surgery before any further discussion. Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
The suspected attackers were said to have smashed the cleric’s head with a mortar which led to a fracture of his skull.
Edith Anthony, the wife of the Pastor said: Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
“It was the cry of my baby that woke me up that night. When I woke up, I sighted a strange man in our house. He was stark naked and had a mortar in his hand.
“When I asked him who he was and what he was looking for, he asked me to shut up. He hit my head and shoulder with the mortar. I managed to run out and call for help. Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
“When he saw that people were mobilizing, he fled together with his accomplice who was outside. I shook my husband several times and saw that he was unconscious and was bleeding in the head. We rushed him to a private hospital.” Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
Debo Obayemi, a leader of the community (Orija Community Development Association) whose car was used to carry the victim to the hospital said:
“We were told that he would need to undergo an operation and it could only be done at LASUTH. They asked us to go back there. When we got there, LASUTH officials requested the payment of N2m for the operation. They also said there was no bed space. They, however, gave the family a date to come for an appointment to see a doctor. The community has been struggling to raise money, all to no avail and we don’t want him to die. He is presently at home. He needs urgent help,” he added. Mountain Of Fire Minister Rejected At Hospital After Badoo Cult Attack
Our correspondent sighted an appeal letter, dated June 19, and addressed to the Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sanai Agunbiade.
“At the moment, Mr. Olawale is helpless and he cannot afford the cost of further treatment of himself and his wife, thereby putting their lives in serious danger. He requires the sum of N2m for immediate medical treatment.”
Prof. Wale Oke, The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, refuted the claim that the patient was rejected by the hospital.
According to him, “No, it can’t be that he will be rejected and sent home. If a patient comes to the hospital and there is no bed space, what they will do is to give him first aid and refer him to another hospital. LUTH has a problem and we cannot put beds on the floor.
“There are 26 other general hospitals that he could have gone to. So, nobody would ask him to go home. If we cannot take him, there is nothing we can do. If we take him and he dies, it will be an embarrassment. But we will not ask him to go home.”
Olarinde Famous-Cole The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer said the police command is on top of the case and all efforts are been made to counter the evil acts of the deadly group.
“I, however, wish to categorically state that it is not right to tag all these murders as being Badoo-related.
“While I agree that there are patterns in some of these murders, which we are investigating, we must be careful not to give them a common name. A man could have killed his friend and fled and two days after, people would start saying the murder was committed by Badoo. We don’t have Badoo written on the forehead of anybody.
“Most of these crimes are not related to this group. We need to be specific; if not, we will just continue to run in circle,” he said.