Thursday, 30 June 2011


I want to visit a prison, a psychiatric hospital and an orthopaedic hospital. These are places i have never been to and believe me, it has become a home for others.

I had a chat with a friend who has visited a prison before and i kind of had an insight, not that i ever thought Nigerian prisons are like Fox river penitentiary in prison break or the very tush corrective institutions i see on tv. I can imagine how uncondusive Nigerian prison rooms will be, how uncomfortable their beds are, the status of their bathrooms and toilets. It must be terrible for the convicts who are innocent and paying the price for a crime they did not commit.

I can imagine how those that are awaiting trials for years would have given up on being remembered. Its very disheartening most especially to think they are innocent convicts in prison, its really so sad.

I always thought that people in psychiatric patients were mainly people who have been jazzed, i can't believe i have been so myopic because i always believed that being insane meant that a person has been afflicted by witches (that's what happens when one watches a lot of Africa magic). Now i have realized that it could be as a result of drugs, depression, emotional breakdown, shock, trauma, stress and the list goes on and on.

As regards an orthopaedic hospital, i interpreted it to mean broken bones, and considering the number of "okada" accidents we have in Lagos on a daily basis, i can imagine how over-populated igbobi will be.

God is really faithful, i am indeed grateful to be alive!!!!

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