A minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Wale Solomon, was sleeping with his family in their house on Obayemi Street, First Gate, Ikorodu.

The father of three was enjoying his sleep with his family when suddenly a loud bang was heard at the door.

Some uninvited visitors have broken into their apartment around 2am.

Wale, who woke up first and in a state of confusion, approached the spot where the noise came from.

What he saw got him transfixed and shocked, standing before him were some mean looking armed men.

The men were said to have smashed the mortar on his head and injured him in different parts of his body.

His wife was reportedly aroused from sleep by the cry of pain of the husband as she ran out of the house to call for help.

Some neighbours reportedly ran to the house and found the victim in a pool of blood, with the mortar by his side.

They were said to have alerted policemen from the Sagamu Road Division.

Anthony was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital, from where he was taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, and was further referred to the undisclosed hospital.

Policemen from the Sagamu Road Division, who were alerted by residents, arrived in the area later, but could not find any of the culprits.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the attack, saying the command has begun investigation.