A doctor known as Dr Penking on Twitter has narrated how he saved the life a cultist who attacked and almost shot him dead the same night in Lagos State.
According to him, the robbers who were cultist attacked him on his way home and collected his wallet containing N6,000 after beating him up.
The doctor disclosed that he couldn’t go home anymore that day and had to return to the hospital and the thief who robbed him was brought in for gun shot injury.
He wrote; “I once worked in a hospital in Lawanson, Surulere. One evening around 9pm, I was on my way home when two men intercepted me. It happened around Boluke Pharmacy by Otunba bus stop. The light was bright and people were passing by but nobody stopped.
“They showed me a pistol and asked me to bring my phone and all my belongings. There was no way I was giving out that phone. That was the very night I was expecting a text message that could change my whole
“They cocked the gun and threatened to shoot but I stood my ground.They took my wallet.
“Luckily I had left my debit cards in the hospital at the suggestion of one of the nurses on night duty. The wallet contained about 6k. They hit my head and dealt with me severely then left.
“When I crossed the road, a small group of sympathizershad formed just observing from afar..”Ehh Doctor, sorry o. They collect your phone?” They were so surprised when I told them they didn’t get my phone.They even doubted me. “Ehh Doctor touch your pocket. You sure?”
“Then they started advising me. If you wan waka this kind time cross to this side. You see say that pharmacy side dey lonely.I had to go back and sleep in the hospital cos I didn’t see myself doing corperate begging.”
Cult fights erupts in Aborishade atleast 3 times in a week. It was so bad that residents around came to beg my MD that when it’s 1 a.m, we should switch off the hospital generator so that when gunshot sounds, they can hear and lie down on the ground.
That night was one of them. I don’t want to talk about how myself, the nurses and the patients all lay on the floor. It was a very long night.
The interesting part is that at about 4 a.m, a patient was rushed in with a horrible forearm gunshot injury. He had bled till he was just hanging on a thin line.I rushed over to intervene.
Behold it was one of the men who had dealt with me the previous night and collected all my money. I looked at him. He looked at me. I looked at him. He looked at me. We looked at each other.
I swung to action. Established haemostasis. Stabilized. There was an indication for blood transfusion so I gave him one pint of blood.
I saved his life not because of him but for the Hippocratic Oath.When he was discharged, he coudn’t look at me. I told him i had forgiven him. 2 days later he brought back my wallet with 6k inside.
“I later learnt that the attack that day was not an individual attack but a gang attack. The first day I entered, intel had reached them that a new Doctor had come.
I was never attacked again since that day. Anytime I walked past you would hear,
Clear Road for Dockay” ọlọrun jiya awọn ọta (God punish your enemies)
It happened throughout the street. At a point it felt like everybody in that street was a cultist. PUNISH THEM WITH KINDNESS!!!”