Cultists suspected to be Badoo members allegedly attacked a minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Wale Solomon, who is currently battling for his life in an undisclosed hospital on the Lagos Island.
It was gathered that the father of three was sleeping with his family in their house on Obayemi Street, First Gate, Ikorodu, when the hoodlums stormed the house around 2am on Saturday, June 10.
The men were said to have smashed the mortar on the victim’s 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.
A resident, Bola Odunsi, said the incident threw the community into commotion.
She said, “They invaded First Gate on Saturday and entered the man’s house while he was asleep with his wife and kids. They came with a big mortar, which they used to smash the man’s head.
“The noise woke up the wife and on sensing danger, she rushed out and called for help. People came out and saw the man bleeding from different parts of his body. They rushed him to a private hospital in the area from where he was referred to General Hospital, Ikorodu.”
PUNCH reports that policemen from the Sagamu Road Division, who were alerted by residents, arrived in the area later, but could not find any of the culprits.
A resident said the pastor’s house was prone to attack because it was uncompleted and without a fence.
“The house is an uncompleted building; he lives there alone with his wife and children. The man has been trying to finish the building, but he appeared not to have the funds.Females
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the attack, saying the command was investigating the case.