His skull was fractured by some assailants suspected to be members of the Badoo cult after they invaded his residence.

He was taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja but alas, he was not attended to.

That is the plight of Pastor Olawale (Solomon) Anthony, a minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry.

The hospital management claimed not to have any available bed space, and also demanded the payment of N2m for surgery before any other thing could be done on the cleric.

The Olawale’s family was attacked around 2am on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at their house on Obayemi Street, Lambo Lasunwon Town, opposite Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu.

The assailants were said to have smashed a mortar on the cleric’s head.

He was referred to the Ikorodu General Hospital, from where he was again referred to LASUTH.

The family members said when nobody paid them attention at LASUTH, they transferred him to the General Hospital, Lagos Island.

The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Wale Oke, however, denied that the patient was rejected by the hospital.

He said, “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.” (quite self-contradictory abi!)

However, he asked for the name and contact of the patient to look into the matter.