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MY STORY (PART 1)
BY
OSAHON GODWIN ODUWARE
I WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR STUDIES AND INNOCENTLY DISCOVERED SOME SECRET CAMERAS (WHICH WERE
LIGHT BULBS, SMOKE ALARMS, CURTAIN FITTINGS ETC) THAT WAS BEING USED TO MONITOR MY FLAT (SITTING ROOM,
BEDROOM, BATHROOM/TOILET ETC). I ALSO DISCOVERED THAT MY SYSTEM/INTERNET WAS BEING HACKED. I INVITED THE
POLICE FOR INVESTIGATION AND OBSERVED THAT THEY WEREN'T SINCERE WITH ME, BECAUSE, THEY TOLD ME THAT I
MIGHT BE GOING PARANOID (NO PROPER INVESTIGATION WAS DONE). I HEARD THEM SAYING "NO ONE HAS EVER
DISCOVERED OUR SECRET CAMERA" AND FROM THAT MOMENT THEY DISTURBED/THREATENED ME WITH SOUNDS
(WHICH I HAVE COME TO DISCOVER WAS AIDED BY TECHNOLOGY). THEY GAVE ME NO BREATHING SPACE. I WAS
CONCERNED FOR MY SAFETY AND DECIDED TO INFORM MY BROTHER, WIFE (I HAD JUST GOTTEN MARRIED AND I WAS
MAKING ARRANGEMENT FOR HER TO JOIN ME IN THE UNITED KINGDOM), MANAGER (WORK), AND A CLOSE FRIEND (IN
THE UNITED KINGDOM).
MY BROTHER ARRANGED FOR A CLOSE FRIEND (I KNEW HIS BROTHER AND FAMILY) TO COME OVER. HE CAME LATE THAT
NIGHT AND REQUESTED THAT I COME TO OPEN THE MAIN SECURITY DOOR FOR HIM (IT WAS A BLOCK OF FLATS). I SENSED
DANGER AND INFORMED THEM (MY BROTHER AND THE CLOSE FRIEND) THAT I CANNOT COME OUT OF MY FLAT THAT
NIGHT FOR ANY REASON. HE HAD NO OPTION BUT TO LEAVE. IN THE MORNING MY BROTHER EXPLAINED TO ME THE
EXTENT HE WENT TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENT FOR THE FRIEND TO COME THE PREVIOUS NIGHT AND I EXPLAINED THE
REASON FOR MY ACTION TO HIM. HE DECIDED TO MAKE ANOTHER ARRANGEMENT WITH THE SAME FRIEND TO COME
OVER THAT DAY AND I ACCEPTED THAT I WOULD LEAVE THE FLAT WITH HIM. I HURRIEDLY PACKED SOME ITEMS (TEXT
BOOKS, DOCUMENTS, CLOTHES, ETC) AND WAITED FOR HIM (HE WAS WORKING). DURING THE PERIOD OF WAITING I WAS
THREATENED BY SOUNDS LIKE HELICOPTER, SIRENS ETC (WHICH I HAVE COME TO DISCOVER WAS AIDED BY TECHNOLOGY).
I DIDN'T FEEL SAFE AND I HAD TO INFORM MY BROTHER AND WIFE. I DECIDED THAT THE BEST SOLUTION WAS TO INVITE
THE POLICE SO THAT THEY CAN PROVIDE SECURITY AS I LEAVE THE FLAT. I TRIED TO MAKE CALLS TO THE LOCAL POLICE
NUMBER BUT IT WASN'T GOING THROUGH AND I SUSPECTED THAT MY PHONE WAS BEING HACKED. I DECIDED TO CALL
THE POLICE EMERGENCY NUMBER AND PROVIDED MY DETAILS/ADDRESS. DURING THE PERIOD OF WAITING FOR THE
POLICE TO ARRIVE I WAS THREATENED BY MORE SOUNDS (WHICH I HAVE COME TO DISCOVER WAS AIDED BY
TECHNOLOGY). A SHORT WHILE LATER I HEARD A KNOCK ON MY DOOR AND A VOICE SAYING IT WAS THE POLICE. I PEEPED
THROUGH THE DOOR AND DISCOVERED THEY WERE 2 MALE UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICERS AND I DECIDED TO TAKE THE
'RISK' TO OPEN THE DOOR. I ASKED THEM TO SHOW ME THEIR I.D. CARDS WHICH THEY DID SO I ALLOWED THEM INTO THE
FLAT AND EXPLAINED THE REASON WHY I CALLED THEM. THEY LOOKED AROUND THE FLAT, ASKED ME SOME QUESTIONS,
AND THEY LEFT.
AFTER THEY LEFT, I WAS THREATENED BY MORE SOUNDS (WHICH I HAVE COME TO DISCOVER WAS AIDED BY
TECHNOLOGY). I TRIED CALLING THE POLICE EMERGENCY NUMBER AGAIN BUT IT WASN'T GOING THROUGH. I SUSPECTED
FOUL PLAY AND DECIDED TO INFORM MY BROTHER OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. WHEN I EXPLAINED TO HIM THE SITUATION
HE SUGGESTED THAT SINCE I CAN'T REACH THE POLICE I SHOULD TRY THE FIRE SERVICE NUMBER. I EXPLAINED TO HIM
THAT THERE WASN'T ANY FIRE IN MY FLAT AND ASKED WHAT I WOULD TELL THEM (THE FIRE SERVICE OFFICERS) WHEN
THEY ARRIVE. HE REASONED WITH ME AND WE CONCLUDED THAT IN THAT SITUATION WE HAD LITTLE OR NO OPTION. SO
HE SUGGESTED THAT WHEN THEY (THE FIRE SERVICE OFFICERS) ARRIVE I SHOULD GIVE THE PHONE TO THEM SO HE CAN
SPEAK WITH THEM. HENCE, I CALLED THE FIRE SERVICE NUMBER AND PROVIDED MY DETAILS/ADDRESS. WHEN THEY
ARRIVED I EXPLAINED THE ACTUAL SITUATION TO THEM AND TOLD THEM THAT MY BROTHER WOULD EXPLAIN FURTHER
TO THEM. HE SPOKE WITH THEM ON PHONE AND WHEN HE WAS THROUGH I ASKED THEM IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TO LEAVE
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THE FLAT WITH THEM DUE TO MY STATE OF INSECURITY. THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE NOT POLICE OFFICERS SO THAT
WASN'T THEIR ROLE AND THEY LEFT.
AFTER THEY LEFT, I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM MY MUM'S NUMBER. THE VOICE SOUNDED AKWARD AND I CUT THE
CALL IMMEDIATELY AND DECIDED TO CALL BACK. WHAT I HEARD HER TELLING ME WAS THAT SHE WAS INFORMED THAT I
HAD BLOWN UP MYSELF. I WASN'T HAPPY AND I TOLD HER THAT IT WASN'T TRUE. I DECIDED TO CALL MY WIFE AND
FAMILY MEMBERS AND ADVISED THEM TO BE SECURITY CONSCIOUS. AT THIS MOMENT I DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO TRUST
AND SUSPECTED THAT MY PHONE WAS BEING HACKED SO I DEVISED MY OWN SECURITY MEASURE IN CONFIRMING
PHONE CALLS.
I WAS THREATENED BY MORE SOUNDS (WHICH I HAVE COME TO DISCOVER WAS AIDED BY TECHNOLOGY) AND I DECIDED
TO CALL THE POLICE AGAIN. TWO (2) FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS ARRIVED A SHORT WHILE LATER AND I EXPLAINED TO
THEM WHY I HAD TO MAKE THE CALL. THEY TOLD ME THAT I HAD CALLED THE FIRE SERVICE EARLIER WITHOUT ANY FIRE
AND I TRIED TO EXPLAIN TO THEM. THEY ASKED IF I HAD PEOPLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND I PROVIDED THEM WITH
SOME NUMBERS. THEY FURTHER ASKED FOR MY VISA AND I PROVIDED IT. AT THIS POINT THEY STARTED COMMUNICATING
WITH THEIR RADIOS. THEY THEN ASKED HOW I CAME INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND I EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT I
CAME FOR STUDIES AND I SHOWED THEM MY MASTERS CERTIFICATE AS PROOF. I ALSO SHOWED THEM SOME OTHER
DOCUMENTS. THEY THEN MADE FURTHER COMMUNICATION ON THEIR RADIOS AND INFORMED ME THAT I HAVE TO
COME WITH THEM. I ASKED FOR THEIR PERMISSION TO TAKE SOME ITEMS WITH ME (LAPTOP & DOCUMENTS) AND THEY
TOOK ME AWAY.
THEY DROVE ME TO A HOSPITAL, HANDED ME OVER TO SOME STAFF, SPOKE BRIEFLY WITH THEM AND LEFT. I ASKED THE
STAFF WHY I WAS THERE AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY'VE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO EXAMINE MY MENTAL STATE. THEY
TOOK ME TO A ROOM AND ASKED ME SEVERAL QUESTIONS. I EXPLAINED ALL I HAVE BEEN THROUGH TO THEM AND THEY
TOOK NOTES ALL ALONG. I STATED CLEARLY TO THEM THAT FROM MY CONVERSATION WITH THEM IT SHOULD BE EVIDENT
THAT I HAVE NO MENTAL DISORDER. I HEARD THEM DISCUSSING AMONG THEMSELVES SAYING "THIS GUY IS MENTALLY
OKAY". THEY LEFT ME TO HOLD A BRIEF MEETING.
I INFORMED MY BROTHER THAT I'VE BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY SOME POLICE OFFICERS AND PROVIDED HIM WITH
THE ADDRESS. HE INFORMED THE FRIEND WHO I WAS PREVIOUSLY WAITING FOR IN MY FLAT AND TOLD ME THAT HE
WOULD BE WITH ME SOON. WHEN HE ARRIVED HE INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO THE STAFF AND I EXPLAINED WHAT I HAVE
BEEN THROUGH TO HIM. I TOLD HIM THAT I WANT TO LEAVE WITH HIM BUT ONE OF THE STAFF TOOK HIM AND
DISCUSSED WITH HIM PRIVATELY. HE CAME BACK AND EXPLAINED TO ME THAT HE HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT I CANNOT
LEAVE WITH HIM BECAUSE THEY (THE HOSPITAL) NEED TO OBSERVE ME FOR A WHILE. HE HAD NO OPTION BUT TO LEAVE.
AFTER HE LEFT I WAS INFORMED BY THE STAFF (WHO LEFT EARLIER FOR A MEETING) THAT THEY HAVE BEEN MANDATED
UNDER THE LAW TO DETAIN ME UNDER MENTAL FACT 2 CATEGORY. I REMINDED THEM THAT FROM MY CONVERSATION
WITH THEM IT IS OBVIOUS THAT I AM OKAY BUT THEY SAID THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE. THEY EXPLAINED THAT THEY
DON'T HAVE ENOUGH BED AND I WOULD'VE TO BE TAKEN TO ANOTHER HOSPITAL.

TO BE CONTINUED...

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MY STORY (PART 2)
BY
OSAHON GODWIN ODUWARE
I WAS TAKEN TO THE CYGNET HOSPITAL HARROGATE THAT NIGHT. I WAS SUSPICIOUS OF THE WHOLE ARRANGEMENT AND
I DECIDED NOT TO EAT ANYTHING. I RAN OUT OF CREDIT ON MY MAIN PHONE LINE AND I NOTICED THAT COULDN'T TOP IT
UP VIA SMS AS I'VE ALWAYS DONE. LUCKILY FOR ME I HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED ANOTHER PHONE/LINE DUE TO MY
SUSPICION THAT MY PHONE WAS BEING HACKED. I REQUESTED FOR THE HOSPITAL'S ADDRESS/CONTACT AND
FORWARDED THE INFORMATION (WITH THE NEW PHONE/LINE) TO MY BROTHER, PASTOR (AT THE MOMENT) AND A
CLOSE FRIEND IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BEFORE GOING TO BED A STAFF ASKED ME IF I WOULD NEED ANY SLEEPING PILL
AND I REFUSED. I LAY DOWN ON MY BED TO SLEEP. AFTER A WHILE I HEARD SOME DISCUSSION GOING ON OUTSIDE MY
ROOM AND SOMEONE SAYING "IF HE KNOWS ABOUT OUR SECRET THEN HE HAS TO BE ELIMINATED". I IMMEDIATELY
PRETENDED TO BE ASLEEP AND I COULD HEAR SOMEONE COMING INTO MY ROOM AND UNZIPPING HIS SHIRT. I TRIED TO
STAY STILL. AFTER A WHILE, I HEARD THE PERSON LEAVE THE ROOM AND TELL THEM OUTSIDE MY ROOM THAT "HE'S
SLEEPING LIKE A BABY". DURING THE NIGHT I COULD NOTICE THAT SOMETHING WAS BEING PUMPED INTO MY ROOM
FROM THE IN-BUILT TOILET/BATHROOM AND I HAD TO OPEN THE WINDOWS.
IN THE MORNING, THE HOSPITAL GAVE ME A FORM TO FILL AND I PLEADED WITH A STAFF THAT I DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING
RELATED TO MENTAL DISORDER ON MY RECORD, BECAUSE, I KNEW THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME. SHE
INFORMED ME THAT IT WAS TOO LATE. I WENT THROUGH THE FORM AND TOLD THEM THAT I WOULD ONLY ACCEPT TO BE
OBSERVED WITHOUT ANY DRUG OR INJECTION. I OVERHEARD SOME STAFF SAYING "HE'S GOING" WHICH MADE ME
SUSPICIOUS. THEY BROUGHT FOOD FOR ME TO EAT WHICH I REFUSED. A SHORT WHILE LATER MY PASTOR (AT THE
MOMENT) CAME WITH A CHURCH MEMBER TO VISIT ME AND OBSERVED THAT THE HOSPITAL LOOKED LIKE A "MAXIMUM
PRISON" (I CAME AT NIGHT SO I NEVER REALLY OBSERVED THE HOSPITAL PROPERLY). HE EXPLAINED THAT IT WAS
DIFFICULT LOCATING THE PLACE, BECAUSE, ON HIS SAT-NAV THE POSTCODE THE HOSPITAL GAVE ME DIDN'T CORRESPOND
TO THE ADDRESS. I TOLD HIM WHAT I HEARD THE STAFF SAYING AND EXPLAINED TO HIM THAT I HAVE REFUSED TO EAT
THE HOSPITAL'S FOOD AS A RESULT AND WOULD NEED HIS ASSISTANCE TO GET FOOD EXTERNALLY. HE TOLD ME NOT TO
WORRY THAT HE DOESN'T THINK THE HOSPITAL WOULD GO TO THE EXTENT OF POISONING ME. HE CALLED A STAFF AND
TOLD HER TO BRING THE FOOD WHICH I HAD EARLIER REJECTED. SHE BROUGHT IT INTO THE ROOM AND LEFT. WE PRAYED
OVER IT AND I ATE IT. A SHORT-WHILE LATER HE LEFT AND PROMISED TO KEEP IN TOUCH. I WENT TO COMPLAIN AT THE
RECEPTION DESK ABOUT THE POSTCODE/ADDRESS MISMATCH AND A STAFF (LADY) EXPLAINED THAT SHE MADE A
MISTAKE IN THE POSTCODE AND GAVE ME ANOTHER POSTCODE.
DURING THIS PERIOD MY BROTHER WAS MAKING URGENT ARRANGEMENT TO BRING MY WIFE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
AS HER VISA (POST-STUDY WORK DEPENDANT) HAD JUST BEEN ISSUED. MY WIFE WAS STAYING WITH HER TWIN SISTER IN
LAGOS WHO WAS MARRIED. THIS WAS A SHORT ARRANGEMENT WE MADE AFTER OUR MARRIAGE (DUE TO HER
SUGGESTION) TO ENABLE ME COMPLETE THE MANDATORY 3 MONTHS DURATION FOR KEEPING THE REQUIRED AMOUNT
FOR HER VISA IN MY BANK ACCOUNT. DUE TO THE DISTANCE BETWEEN WHERE MY BROTHER AND MY WIFE WERE
RESIDING IN LAGOS, HE MADE AN URGENT ARRANGEMENT WITH HIS PASTOR SO THAT THEY COULD MEET IN HIS HOUSE.
MY BROTHER PURCHASED A FLIGHT TICKET FOR MY WIFE, GAVE HER SUFFICIENT MONEY, AND MADE ARRANGEMENT
WITH CLOSE FRIENDS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TO MEET HER AT THE AIRPORT WHEN SHE ARRIVES TO GIVE HER THE
NECESSARY SUPPORT. MEANWHILE IN THE HOSPITAL I ASKED FOR INTERNET CONNECTION AND THEY TOLD ME THAT MY
LAPTOP NEEDED TO BE SCREENED FIRST. I WAS EVENTUALLY GIVEN INTERNET CONNECTION. I QUICKLY USED THE
OPPORTUNITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH MY BROTHER VIA SKYPE VIDEO CALL AND I COULD HEAR THE HOSPITAL STAFF
SAYING "HE HAS ALREADY REVEALED HIMSELF". I CHATTED BRIEFLY WITH THEM AND HE INFORMED ME THAT THEY
NEEDED TO FINALIZE PACKING MY WIFE'S LUGGAGE AND HAVE A SHORT REST, BECAUSE, MY WIFE NEEDED TO TRAVEL THE
FOLLOWING MORNING. WE ENDED THE SKYPE CONVERSATION. I WANTED TO QUICKLY CONFIRM CERTAIN THINGS FROM
MY BROTHER BUT I HAD RUN OUT OF CREDIT ON MY PHONE SO I HAD TO USE THE HOSPITAL'S LINE. AFTER THE CALL, I
HEARD SOME CONVERSATION GOING ON AND SOME BAD THINGS BEING SAID ABOUT ME AND SOMETHING RELATED TO
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TRACKING MY BROTHER'S LOCATION. I WENT ONLINE TO TOP-UP THE CREDIT ON MY PHONE AND SENT AN SMS TO MY
BROTHER AND MY WIFE THAT THEY SHOULD PUT OFF THEIR PHONE.
I WENT INTO MY ROOM AFTERWARDS AND LAY DOWN TO SLEEP. I NOTICED AGAIN THAT SHORTLY AFTER SOMETHING
WAS BEING PUMPED INTO MY ROOM FROM THE IN-BUILT TOILET/BATHROOM WHICH WAS MAKING THE ROOM
UNCOMFORTABLE. I COMPLAINED TO A STAFF (WHO HAD EARLIER INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A NURSE) BUT I WASN'T
SATISFIED WITH HIS EXPLANATION. I DECIDED TO SIT ON A CHAIR JUST OUTSIDE THE ROOM AND STARTED READING A
MAGAZINE. A SHORTWHILE LATER I HEARD A VEHICLE MOVING WITH SPEED OUTSIDE AND I HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE
A GUNSHOT. I THEN HEARD THE VEHICLE DRIVING AWAY IN A HURRY. I TRIED TO REMAIN CALM AND LATER WENT TO MY
ROOM.
EARLY THE NEXT MORNING, I WENT TO THE STAFF (WHO INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A NURSE) AND TOLD HIM THAT I
WANTED TO BE RELOCATED FROM THE HOSPITAL. I ASKED HIM IF THE HOSPITAL WAS AN NHS HOSPITAL AND HE STATED
THAT IT WAS A PRIVATE HOSPITAL. I INSISTED THAT I WANTED TO BE RELOCATED TO AN NHS HOSPITAL. HE MADE SOME
PHONE CALLS AND TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS NO BED AVAILABLE IN THE ENTIRE UNITED KINGDOM. I BECAME
SUSPICIOUS, PRETENDED THAT I HAD A STOMACH UPSET, AND MADE A PHONE CALL TO THE EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
NUMBER AND EXPLAINED MY SITUATION TO THEM. I PROVIDED THE HOSPITAL ADDRESS WHICH I WAS GIVEN. A
SHORTWHILE LATER, I HEARD SOMEONE MAKING SOME ENQUIRIES AT A DOOR BUT IT APPEARED THE PERSON WASN'T
ALLOWED IN. I BECAME MORE SUSPICIOUS AND STARTED CALLING THE EMERGENCY AMBULANCE NUMBER AGAIN. WHILE
I WAS DOING THIS THE STAFF (WHO INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A NURSE) BEGAN TO THREATEN ME TO END THE CALL. I
TOLD HIM THAT SINCE HE HAS INFORMED ME THAT THE HOSPITAL WASN'T AN NHS HOSPITAL AND THERE WASN'T ANY
BED AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM THEN I HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO CALL THE AMBULANCE. WHILE I WAS MAKING
THE CALL, A HUGE MAN (WHO SEEMED TO BE A SECURITY) CAME IN AND INSISTED THAT I HAND-OVER THE PHONE. HE
AND THE STAFF (WHO INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A NURSE) PUSHED ME TO THE FLOOR AND TRIED TO PIN ME DOWN (MY
FACE DOWNWARDS). I STRUGGLED WITH THEM AND TOLD THEM TO LEAVE ME ALONE. THEY OVERPOWERED ME AND
STARTED PULLING MY TROUSSERS. I STRUGGLED TO TURN MY HEAD AROUND AND NOTICED A BLACK LADY SHAKING HER
HEAD AS SHE LOADED AN INJECTION FROM WHAT SEEMED LIKE A BOTTLE. I HEARD THEM ASKING HER SOMETHING LIKE
"HOW LONG ...?" AND SHE RESPONDED "5 SECONDS". SHE CAME TOWARDS ME AND THEY PINNED ME DOWN (MY FACE
DOWNWARDS). WHEN I NOTICED THAT I WAS GOING TO BE INJECTED I DECIDED TO BE STILL, KNOWING THAT
STRUGGLING COULD BREAK THE INJECTION NEEDLE AND LEAD TO FURTHER COMPLICATIONS. AS THE NEEDLE WAS BEING
INSERTED INTO MY BUTTOCKS I SHOUTED "JESUS!" TWICE. I FELT SOMETHING ON MY HEAD AND SHORTLY AFTER I
NOTICED THAT THEY ALL LEFT ME ALONE. I STOOD UP GRADUALLY AND NOTICED BLOOD STAINS ON THE HANDS OF THE
HUGE MAN (WHO SEEMED TO BE A SECURITY). I WENT TOWARDS THE STAFF (WHO INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A NURSE)
AND TOLD HIM CALMLY THAT I WANT TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL. I NOTICED THAT MY NAME WAS BEING CANCELLED FROM
WHAT SEEMED LIKE A REGISTER.
A SHORTWHILE LATER SOME PEOPLE CAME IN AND TOOK ME OUTSIDE TO AN AMBULANCE. I WAS THEN TAKEN TO
ANOTHER HOSPITAL (SEACROFT HOSPITAL).

TO BE CONTINUED...

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MY STORY (PART 3)
BY
OSAHON GODWIN ODUWARE
I ARRIVED SEACROFT HOSPITAL (LEEDS) AND I WAS TAKEN TO THE MENTAL PATIENT'S WARD. I WAS TOLD TO DROP MY
HANDSET AND LAPTOP WITH THE STAFF ON DUTY BUT I WAS INFORMED THAT I COULD REQUEST FOR MY PHONE TO
MAKE CALLS IN A DESIGNATED ROOM (WHICH WAS JUST BY THE WARD'S ENTRANCE/EXIT DOOR) OR USE THE PHONE
PROVIDED THERE. I WAS GIVEN A ROOM AND I WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE MY DOCUMENTS WITH ME. I WAS TOLD THAT
THEY NEEDED TO TAKE MY BLOOD SAMPLE FOR SOME TEST AND I ASKED THEM POLITELY WHY THEY HAD TO DO SO AGAIN
SINCE THEY HAD ALREADY DONE SO AT THE PREVIOUS HOSPITAL (CYGNET HOSPITAL, HARROGATE). THEY GAVE AN
EXPLANATION WHICH I WASN'T SATISFIED WITH BUT I HAD NO CHOICE. I WAS TAKEN TO A ROOM (WHICH LOOKED LIKE A
LABORATORY) AND I SAW SOME EQUIPMENTS/DEVICES WHICH I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THEY ATTACHED (TAPED)
SOME THINGS ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF MY BODY WHICH WERE CONNECTED TO SOME DEVICES. AFTER A WHILE I WAS
TOLD THAT THEY WERE THROUGH. IT'S WORTHY OF MENTION THAT THEY NEVER USED ANY VISIBLE NEEDLE (OR
INJECTION).
I TOOK PERMISSION TO CALL MY BROTHER AND PASTOR TO INFORM THEM THAT I HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO ANOTHER
HOSPITAL. I WENT TO THE DESIGNATED ROOM TO MAKE THE CALL AND WHILE I WAS IN THAT ROOM I HEARD SOMEONE
(IT SOUNDED LIKE A FEMALE'S VOICE) EXCLAIM "HIV NEGATIVE!". AFTER THAT I COULD HEAR (FAINTLY) SOME DISCUSSION
GOING ON. I DECIDED TO GO ON A FAST AND ASKED A STAFF ON DUTY FOR A BIBLE WHICH I WAS GIVEN. I STAYED IN MY
ROOM AND STARTED READING MY BIBLE AND PRAYING (MOST TIMES IN TONGUES). AS I WAS READING THE BOOK OF
PSALMS (CHAPTER 105) I WAS CONVINCED THE HOLYSPIRIT LED ME TO THAT SCRIPTURE. WHEN I READ VERSES 17
THROUGH 19 (I HAVE READ THIS SCRIPTURE BEFORE NOW) I GOT FRESH INSIGHT FROM IT. I WAS REALLY STRENGTHENED
BY IT AND KEPT MEDITATING ON IT. I CALLED MY PASTOR (AT THE MOMENT) TO SHARE IT WITH HIM. I WAS ALSO
INFORMED THAT THEY (CHURCH LEADERS) WERE PRAYING FOR ME.
I READ THE CHAPTER TO THE END AND PRAYED FOR A WHILE WITH THESE SCRIPTURES. AS I WAS PRAYING WITH THESE
SCRIPTURES I HEARD SOME PEOPLE SAYING "BRING HIM DOWN, HE MUST COME DOWN". IT SEEMED LIKE A PROTEST AND
I COULD HEAR SOUND OF IRON BARS BEING HIT. I HEARD WHAT SEEMED LIKE A GUNSHOT TO SCARE THE PEOPLE AWAY. I
IGNORED IT AND CONTINUED PRAYING. LATER ON I WAS INVITED BY A STAFF TO COME FOR FOOD (THE WARD HAD A
GENERAL EATING MINI-HALL) BUT I EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT I WAS ON A FAST. IT'S WORTHY OF MENTION THAT THERE
WERE OTHER MALE PATIENTS IN THE WARD WHO LOOKED LIKE GANGSTERS WITH CULT-LIKE TATOOS ON THEIR ARMS.
ONE OF THEM WORE A BLACK (MILITARY-LIKE) DRESS WITH A SKULL/BONE SYMBOL ON IT. THEY KEPT MEETING AT
DIFFERENT AREAS TO DISCUSS AND IT APPEARED TO ME THAT THEY WERE PRETENDING TO BE MENTALLY ILL.
OCCASIONALLY PEOPLE WHO SEEMED TO BE THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS VISITED THEM (THEIR FACES SEEMED VERY
FAMILIAR).
AT NIGHT BEFORE I WENT TO SLEEP I DECIDED TO OBSERVE MY BED AND NOTICED THAT IT LOOKED STRANGE (IT WASN'T
MOVABLE AND IT APPEARED THINGS WERE CONNECTED UNDERNEATH). I PADDED UNDERNEATH THE MATTRESS WITH
SOME EXTRA BED SHEETS BUT WHEN I WAS ABOUT SLEEPING I NOTICED SOME GASEOUS STUFF COMING FROM BENEATH
THE BED/MATTRESS. I OPENED SOME WINDOWS AND DECIDED TO SLEEP FACING UPWARDS. IT'S WORTHY OF MENTION
THAT OUTSIDE THE WINDOW (JUST OVER THE FENCE) APPEARED WHAT SEEMED LIKE A WOODS (FOREST).
THE NEXT DAY MY WIFE CAME AROUND WITH MY BROTHER'S FRIEND (SAME PERSON SENT TO MEET ME AT THE FIRST
HOSPITAL). IT WAS A MIXED FEELING AS I WAS HAPPY MEETING MY WIFE AND SAD THAT SHE WAS MEETING ME IN SUCH A
CONDITION (SINCE WE HAVEN'T MET SINCE I LEFT NIGERIA FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM AFTER OUR MARRIAGE). I
EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT I WAS ON A FAST AND PLEADED WITH THEM TO ARRANGE FOR FOOD WHEN I'VE COMPLETED
THE FAST, BECAUSE, I DIDN'T WANT TO EAT THE FOOD PROVIDED BY THE HOSPITAL. I TOLD THEM TO GO TO MY FLAT AND
HELP ME GET SOME BOOKS AND CLOTHES. I PROVIDED A SKETCH OF HOW TO GET TO THE FLAT (IT WAS A BLOCK OF
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FLATS) THOUGH MY BROTHER'S FRIEND ALREADY KNEW THE LOCATION. LATER ON MY WIFE CAME WITH THE BOOKS AND
CLOTHES BUT HAD TO LEAVE AFTER THE VISIT DURATION EXPIRED. I HAD MY BATH AND FRESHENED UP.
DURING THIS PERIOD I WAS IN CONSTANT TOUCH WITH MY BROTHER. ALSO, MY PASTOR (AT THE MOMENT) VISITED AND I
EXPLAINED TO HIM (AND MY WIFE) THAT I DIDN'T WANT MY WIFE TO STAY IN MY FLAT BECAUSE OF WHAT I HAVE BEEN
THROUGH (MY BROTHER HAD ALREADY GIVEN HER SUFFICIENT MONEY TO BOOK A NEARBY HOTEL FOR THE PERIOD). MY
PASTOR ASSISTED MY WIFE AND THEY BOOKED A HOTEL NEARBY. HE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT TO HASTEN MY DISCHARGE
FROM THE HOSPITAL MY WIFE COULD UTILIZE THE LAW AND REQUEST THAT I SHOULD BE RELEASED TO HER. WE STARTED
PLANNING ON HOW TO TAKE THIS ROUTE.
AFTER MY FAST WAS OVER (I THINK IT WAS 3 DAYS) MY BROTHER'S FRIEND BROUGHT FOOD AND CAME ALONG WITH MY
WIFE. WE ATE AND DISCUSSED UNTIL THE VISITING PERIOD WAS OVER AND THEY LEFT. MY WIFE KEPT BRINGING FOOD
FOR ME DAILY AND ON ONE OCCASION I LEFT HER BRIEFLY IN THE GENERAL EATING MINI-HALL TO GET SOMETHING BUT
WHEN I RETURNED I NOTICED A STAFF HURRIEDLY LEAVING HER AND MY WIFE WIPING TEARS FROM HER EYES. I WAS
CONCERNED AND I ASKED HER WHAT THE MATTER WAS AND SHE TOLD ME SOMETHING ENTERED HER EYES BUT SHE
ASSURED ME THAT SHE WAS OKAY.
I WAS GIVEN A DRUG DAILY (WHICH I HAVE COME TO DISCOVER WAS TO CLEAR MY MEMORY) USUALLY BY A BLACK MALE
STAFF AND HE EXPLAINED TO ME THAT HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO ENSURE THAT I TAKE IT IN HIS PRESENCE. I INSISTED THAT
I MUST PRAY OVER THE DRUG BEFORE TAKING IT AND HE ACCEPTED. I ALWAYS PRAYED A SIMPLE PRAYER ALONG THIS
LINE, "FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR THIS IS BLESSED IN JESUS NAME", BEFORE TAKING THE DRUG. ON EACH OCCASION MY
MOUTH WAS INSPECTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKING THE DRUG TO BE CERTAIN THAT I HAVE SWALLOWED THE DRUG. HE
WAS VERY NICE TO ME.
FEW DAYS AFTER I ENDED MY FAST, I REMEMBERED THAT I HAD A JOB INTERVIEW. THIS WAS THE FINAL INTERVIEW AS I
HAD DONE THE FIRST STAGE (ONLINE TEST/PHONE INTERVIEW) WHICH WAS SUCCESSFUL. I CALLED MY BROTHER TO
INFORM HIM AND TO GET HIS ADVICE ON HOW TO HANDLE THE SITUATION. HE SUGGESTED THAT I CONTACTED THE FIRM
TO REQUEST THAT THE INTERVIEW BE POSTPONED SINCE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. I FOLLOWED HIS ADVICE BY
CONTACTING THE FIRM AND I ALSO OBTAINED A LETTER FROM THE HOSPITAL (WHICH CONFIRMED THAT I WAS
ADMITTED) WHICH I GAVE TO MY WIFE TO HELP ME POST TO THE FIRM. THE FIRM ACCEPTED TO POSTPONE THE
INTERVIEW WITH SOME CONDITIONS. I INFORMED MY BROTHER AND MY WIFE OF THE FIRM'S DECISION.
I (ALONG WITH MY WIFE) HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH THE DOCTOR IN CHARGE OF MY CASE (WHO LOOKED ASIAN) AND
HIS TEAM. I HAD MET HIM PREVIOUSLY AT THE FIRST HOSPITAL I WAS TAKEN TO. HE PROMISED TO ASSIST IN HASTENING
MY DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL. AT TIMES I PLAYED TABLE-TENNIS WITH MY WIFE WHEN SHE VISITED AND WE
USUALLY SAT IN THE GENERAL EATING MINI-HALL TO CHAT. ON ONE OCCASION WHILE WE WERE CHATTING I NOTICED
(FROM THE WINDOW) A TIPPER VEHICLE DUMPING WHAT SEEMED LIKE BODIES INTO THE WOODS (FOREST) AND I COULD
HEAR WHAT SEEMED LIKE BONES BEING CRUSHED. FEW DAYS BEFORE I WAS DISCHARGED I WAS TOLD TO TAKE A WALK
OUTSIDE THE WARD WITH MY WIFE. I NOTICED THAT AS I PASSED A RECEPTION TOWARDS THE HOSPITAL'S MAIN
ENTRANCE/EXIT SOME PEOPLE WERE TAKING OUR PHOTOS WITH THEIR MOBILE PHONES.
I WAS FINALLY DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL (I WAS THERE FOR ABOUT A WEEK) AND AS THE DOCTOR IN CHARGE OF
MY CASE EXCORTED US OUT OF THE WARD ONE OF THE GANGSTER-LOOKING PATIENT SHOUTED OUT LOUD "GONE!
GONE!!". THE DOCTOR TURNED BACK AND PUT HIS HAND ON HIS OWN MOUTH SIGNALLING TO THE PATIENT TO KEEP
QUIET. AS WE WALKED TOWARDS THE MAIN ENTRANCE/EXIT OF THE HOSPITAL I TRIED ASKING THE DOCTOR WHY THE
PATIENT SHOUTED THOSE WORDS, BUT MY WIFE ANGRILY TOLD ME TO FORGET ABOUT IT. THE DOCTOR SHOOK HANDS
WITH US AND LEFT. WE WENT TO THE NEARBY HOTEL WHERE MY WIFE WAS LODGING.
FEW DAYS LATER WE LEFT THE HOTEL FOR MY FLAT. ON THE WAY, I REFLECTED ON WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND I
EXPLAINED TO MY WIFE THAT I WAS FORCEFULLY INJECTED IN THE SECOND HOSPITAL I WAS TAKEN TO AND I WANTED TO
CALL THEM TO CONFIRM WHAT THEY INJECTED ME WITH. MY WIFE TOLD ME THERE WAS NO NEED AND ADVISED THAT I
SHOULD PUT THE PAST BEHIND.

TO BE CONTINUED...
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MY STORY (PART 4)
BY
OSAHON GODWIN ODUWARE
WE ARRIVED AT MY FLAT IN LEEDS AND STARTED TO TIDY UP (IT WAS IN A REAL MESS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS). MY WIFE
WASN'T HAPPY AT THE STATE OF THE FLAT AND I APOLOGIZED TO HER AND TOLD HER THAT SHE CAN CLEARLY SEE WHAT I
HAVE BEEN THROUGH. WHEN WE WERE DONE WITH CLEANING THE FLAT, WE WENT TO A NEAR-BY AFRICAN SHOP
(WHICH WAS DOWN THE ROAD) TO BUY SOME FOOD STUFF. I WANTED US TO LEAVE THE FLAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR
OBVIOUS REASONS BUT THERE WERE CERTAIN CONSTRAINTS CHIEF OF WHICH WAS THE FACT THAT I DIDN'T KNOW
WHERE MY NEW JOB LOCATION WOULD BE (IN THE UNITED KINGDOM MOST ACCOMMODATION IS STRICTLY A BINDING
CONTRACT WITH A MINIMUM OF 6 MONTHS). MY PASTOR (LEEDS) VISITED WITH 2 CHURCH MEMBERS AND WE
DISCUSSED THE ISSUE. WE REASONED TOGETHER AND DECIDED TO SEE THE PRESENT ACCOMMODATION CONTRACT
THROUGH (IT HAD JUST 1 MONTH LEFT) AND WAIT FOR THE OUTCOME OF MY PENDING JOB INTERVIEW. THEY PRAYED
OVER THE PLACE AND LEFT. IT'S WORTHY OF MENTION THAT I HAD AN AGREEMENT WITH MY CURRENT FIRM (BASED IN
YORK) AND DECIDED TO LEAVE DUE TO REASONS I DISCUSSED ONE-ON-ONE WITH MY MANAGER CHIEF OF WHICH IS THE
FACT THAT I WAS BEING ANTAGONIZED. I HAD MADE A SACRIFICE TO RESIGN FROM MY PREVIOUS JOB (IN LONDON) FOR
THIS JOB DUE TO SIMILAR REASONS.
I KNEW PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED INTO BELIEVING THAT I HAD MENTAL CHALLENGES (WHICH WAS A WELL THOUGHTOUT PLAN) SO I DECIDED TO AVOID SPEAKING TOO MUCH ON WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND INSTEAD FOCUSED ON
THE FUTURE. I DEPENDED ON GOD FOR WISDOM ON HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THIS. MY WIFE TOLD ME THAT THE WATER
FROM THE KITCHEN SINK TASTED LIKE HARD-WATER (IN THE UNITED KINGDOM MOST PEOPLE DRINK WATER FROM THE
KITCHEN SINK). I HAD NOTICED THIS EARLIER; HENCE, I WAS MAINLY DRINKING FROM THE COLD TAP SINCE I KNEW IT
DOESN'T GO THROUGH THE HEATING CHAMBER. I TOLD MY WIFE TO ENSURE THAT SHE TAKES WATER FOR COOKING
FROM THE COLD TAP WHILE I STARTED BUYING DRINKING WATER FROM THE SUPERMARKET.
I OBSERVED THAT I WAS BEING FOLLOWED EVERYWHERE I WENT BY POLICE OFFICERS. THERE WAS A DAY I WAS WAITING
FOR THE LIFT AT THE FLOOR OF MY FLAT (I HAD PRESSED THE LIFT DIRECTION BUTTON TO INDICATE THAT I WAS GOING
DOWNWARDS) AND I COULD HEAR WHAT SEEMED LIKE AN ARGUMENT ON THE FLOOR ABOVE. I HEARD SOMEONE
CLEARLY SAY "THE AGREEMENT WAS TO ELIMINATE HIM" AND THE OTHER FELLOW TRYING TO HUSH HIM AS HE ENTERED
THE LIFT FROM THE FLOOR ABOVE. WHEN THE LIFT DOOR OPENED AT MY FLOOR LEVEL I DISCOVERED IT WAS THE
CARETAKER IN CHARGE OF THE BUILDING.
I GOT IN TOUCH WITH THE FIRM WITH WHOM I HAD A PENDING INTERVIEW (THROUGH THE AGENCY I APPLIED) AND GOT
THE INTERVIEW RE-SCHEDULED. ALSO, I GOT AN INVITATION FOR INTERVIEW WITH ANOTHER FIRM A SHORT WHILE LATER.
I WAS GIVEN A JOB OFFER AFTER THE INTERVIEW WITH THE FIRST FIRM AND GIVEN SOME DAYS TO ACCEPT THE OFFER. I
ATTENDED THE INTERVIEW WITH THE SECOND FIRM AND I WAS INVITED FOR A TEST/FINAL INTERVIEW SOME FEW DAYS
LATER. I WAS VERY POSITIVE FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE FINAL INTERVIEW WITH THE SECOND FIRM AND I DECIDED TO
DELAY THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE JOB OFFER FROM THE FIRST FIRM (WE WERE YET TO AGREE ON THE SALARY). DURING
THIS PERIOD I SOUGHT ADVICE FROM MY BROTHER AND SOME FRIENDS. SOME DAYS LATER, I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE
SECOND FIRM AND THEY INFORMED ME THAT I WAS THE BEST (TECHNICALLY) AMONG THOSE THAT WERE INTERVIEWED
BUT THEY FELT I AM TOO QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB, HENCE, I WOULD NOT ENJOY THE ROLE. I ACCEPTED THE JOB OFFER
FROM THE FIRST FIRM AND STARTED LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION IN THE NEW LOCATION (BRISTOL).
IT WASN'T EASY SEARCHING FOR ACCOMMODATION IN BRISTOL FROM LEEDS AND THE DATE TO RESUME WORK WAS
VERY CLOSE. DURING THE PERIOD THAT I DELAYED ACCEPTING THE JOB OFFER I HAD BEEN INFORMED BY THE FIRM
(THROUGH THE AGENCY) THAT THEY WERE CONSIDERING GIVING THE ROLE TO SOMEONE ELSE, SO I DIDN'T WANT TO RISK

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ASKING FOR AN EXTENSION TO THE RESUMPTION DATE. HENCE, WE (MY WIFE AND I) HAD TO RELOCATE TO BRISTOL AND
LODGED IN A HOTEL. I RESUMED WORK (LODGING AT A HOTEL) WHILE TRYING TO GET AN ACCOMMODATION. PRIOR TO
MY RELOCATION, A LOT OF MONEY HAD BEEN SPENT SETTLING OUTSTANDING BILLS (COST OF LIVING IN THE UNITED
KINGDOM IS VERY HIGH) AND MORE MONEY WAS BEING SPENT ON HOTEL BILLS.
I GOT A NEW FLAT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF MY PASTOR IN BRISTOL (WE WERE LINKED BY MY PASTOR IN LEEDS) AND I
NEEDED TO PAY THE REQUIRED AMOUNT FOR THE TENANCY CONTRACT. I COMBINED THE REMAINING MONEY I HAD
WITH WHAT WAS LEFT FROM THE MONEY MY BROTHER GAVE TO MY WIFE BUT IT WAS STILL SHORT OF THE REQUIRED
AMOUNT FOR THE TENANCY CONTRACT. I THEN REMEMBERED THAT MY WIFE'S SALARY FOR THE JOB SHE LEFT IN NIGERIA
WAS DUE AND I WAS GLAD WE COULD USE THAT TO COMPLETE THE MONEY (USING MASTER CARD). WHEN I ASKED HER
ABOUT THE SALARY SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE HASN'T GOTTEN ANY ALERT. I THEN SUGGESTED THAT SINCE SHE WAS IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM THE BEST THING WOULD BE TO CONFIRM ONLINE AND SHE INSISTED THAT SHE HAS ALREADY DONE SO.
I DECIDED TO CHECK THE ACCOUNT ONLINE AND DISCOVERED THAT THE SALARY HAD ALREADY BEEN PAID BUT IT WAS
TRANSFERRED TO HER TWIN SISTER'S ACCOUNT. I ASKED HER WHO TRANSFERRED THE MONEY AND SHE TOLD ME SHE
WASN'T AWARE. I THEN CONTACTED HER BANK (THE PHONE WAS PLACED ON SPEAKER) TO INFORM THEM OF THE
TRANSFER AND THEY CONFIRMED THAT NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE THE TRANSFER WITHOUT HER PERMISSION (DUE TO
THE SECURITY CHECK THEY HAD IN PLACE). SHE LATER OWNED UP THAT SHE DID THE TRANSFER AND I TOLD HER TO
RETRIEVE THE MONEY SINCE WE NEEDED IT URGENTLY. WE EVENTUALLY PAID THE REQUIRED AMOUNT FOR THE TENANCY
CONTRACT.
IN MY NEW FLAT I NOTICED THAT WHEN I WAS USING THE BATHROOM OR THE KITCHEN SINK I COULD HEAR SOMETHING
BEING PUMPED INTO THE PIPE ABOVE. I ADVISED MY WIFE TO ENSURE THAT SHE TOOK WATER FOR COOKING FROM THE
COLD TAP AND I CONTINUED BUYING DRINKING WATER. WE PRAYED OVER EVERYTHING WE ATE OR DRANK. I OBSERVED
THAT DIFFERENT PEOPLE KEPT COMING TO THE FLAT ABOVE ME AND THEY SEEMED TO BE DOING A KIND OF SHIFT
SCHEDULE. ALSO, I OBSERVED THAT A MAN WHO WAS BELOW MY FLAT USUALLY SMOKED A CIGARETTE AT THE
WINDOW/DOOR OF HIS FLAT (WHICH WAS FACING THE ROAD), BUT HE ALWAYS HURRIEDLY SHUT HIS WINDOW/DOOR
WHENEVER I WAS PASSING BY ALONG THE ROAD. IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED. IT IS
WORTHY OF MENTION THAT I SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY ON A SUNDAY MORNING (WE ARRIVED VERY EARLY FOR CHURCH
SERVICE) TO GIVE MY WIFE AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT TRANSPIRED IN LEEDS THOUGH SHE KEPT INSISTING THAT I PUT THE
PAST BEHIND.
AFTER WE HAD SETTLED AT THE NEW FLAT (IT WAS RENTED UNFURNISHED) I STARTED LOOKING FOR A JOB FOR MY WIFE
AND SHE GOT A JOB AS A CARE ASSISTANT WITH THE HELP OF MY PASTOR'S WIFE. SHE WAS PLACED ON NIGHT SHIFT. I
ENCOURAGED HER BY LETTING HER KNOW THAT THE JOB WAS TO SUPPORT ME FINANCIALLY AND I INFORMED HER OF MY
PLANS TO SACRIFICE TO SAVE FROM MY INCOME SO THAT SHE CAN DO A MASTERS PROGRAMME IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
AFTER A WHILE, MY WIFE INFORMED ME THAT SHE SUSPECTED SHE WAS PREGNANT AND WHEN SHE WENT FOR A TEST IT
WAS CONFIRMED. SHE GOT AN APPOINTMENT FOR A SCAN TO BE DONE. ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT, I WAS AT
WORK AND I GOT AN SMS FROM MY WIFE STATING THAT THE SCAN SHOWED THAT THE BABY WAS DEAD. AFTER SEEKING
COUNSEL FROM MY MUM WE WERE ADVISED TO DO ANOTHER SCAN. ANOTHER SCAN WAS DONE AND MY WIFE
INFORMED ME AGAIN THAT THE RESULT WAS THE SAME (THE BABY WAS DEAD). I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL (ST. MICHAEL'S
HOSPITAL, BRISTOL) WHERE WE WERE TOLD THE OPTIONS WE HAD AND IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT WE SHOULD LEAVE THE
DEAD FOETUS TO COME OUT NATURALLY. SOME DAYS LATER MY WIFE COMPLAINED OF CERTAIN DISCOMFORT SO WE
HAD TO RETURN TO THE HOSPITAL (ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, BRISTOL) WHERE SHE WAS GIVEN A DRUG TO AID THE DEAD
FOETUS TO COME OUT. SOME DAYS LATER (AT NIGHT) MY WIFE APPEARED TO BE IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN SO I HAD TO
RUSH HER TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY GAVE HER SOME PAIN-RELIEF DRUG CONTINUALLY THROUGH A TUBE PLACED IN HER
MOUTH AS THEY REMOVED THE FOETUS BY INSERTING WHAT LOOKED LIKE PINCERS IN-BETWEEN HER LEGS.
OCCASIONALLY, I WAS TOLD TO GO TO THE PASSAGE OUTSIDE THE ROOM. AFTER THE PROCEDURE, MY WIFE STILL FELT
SOME PAIN AND IT WAS OBSERVED THAT SOME REMAINS WERE STILL LEFT, SO SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE THEATRE (TO
SUCK OUT THE REMAINS) WHILE I WAITED IN THE ROOM. SHE WAS BROUGHT BACK AFTER SOME HOURS (I WAS AWAKE
ALL NIGHT) AND WE STAYED THERE UNTIL SHE WAS DISCHARGED.
AFTER MY WIFE HAD RECOVERED I STARTED NOTICING SOME STRANGE BEHAVIOR IN HER. I'M NOT USED TO
COMPLAINING WHEN A FOOD IS NOT WELL PREPARED. MY WIFE SERVED A MEAL AND I NOTICED THAT THE SOUP WAS
VERY SALTY, SO AFTER I HAVE FINISHED THE MEAL I MENTIONED IT POLITELY THAT THE SOUP WAS SALTY. I WAS SHOCKED
BY HER RESPONSE THAT SHE DOESN'T TASTE HER FOOD WHILE COOKING. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS I HAD TO EAT THE
SAME MEAL FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS.

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I ENDURED A LOT OF NEGATIVE ACTIONS AT WORK. AT A POINT I DECIDED TO MAKE AN INTERNAL APPLICATION FOR A
ROLE WHICH WAS ADVERTISED BY THE FIRM SINCE I KNEW IT WOULD UTILIZE MORE OF MY SKILLS. I WASN'T ALLOWED A
SHIFT TO THE NEW ROLE FOR REASONS THAT WERE NOT SATISFACTORY; HENCE, I HAD TO CONTINUE WITH MY INITIAL
ROLE. A SHORT WHILE LATER THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT INVITED ME FOR A MEETING WHERE HE MADE IT KNOWN
TO ME THAT HE WASN'T SATISFIED WITH MY PERFORMANCE (I KNEW IT WAS A PLAN). HE INFORMED ME THAT AT THE
END OF THE 6 MONTHS PROBATION PERIOD (WHICH HAD ABOUT 1 MONTH LEFT) A FINAL DECISION WOULD BE MADE. AT
THE END OF THE PROBATION PERIOD IT WAS DECIDED THAT I COULD NOT CONTINUE WITH THE JOB FOR REASONS WHICH
I FELT WAS BIASED. IN MY FINAL STATEMENT AT THE MEETING I POLITELY TOLD THEM (THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
AND HIS IMMEDIATE BOSS) THAT IN A PLACE ONE MIGHT NOT BE VALUED BUT SOMEWHERE ELSE HE WOULD BE LIKE A
KING. THEY SEEMED TO MAKE MOCKERY OF THE STATEMENT IN THEIR CLOSING REMARK. I LEFT THE FIRM WITH MY HEAD
HELD HIGH. IT'S WORTHY OF MENTION THAT IN MY JOB IN LONDON (WHICH WAS AN APPLICATION DEVELOPER ROLE) I
HAD A COLLEAGUE WITH THE SAME ROLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW WHAT A WEB BROWSER IS.
I STARTED TRYING TO GET ANOTHER JOB AS MY VISA HAD ABOUT ONE-AND-HALF MONTH TO EXPIRE. IT WAS A DIFFICULT
SITUATION, BECAUSE, WITH THE NEW RULES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM I NEEDED A FIRM WITH A SPONSOR LICENSE TO
ENABLE ME MIGRATE FROM THE POST-STUDY WORK (PSW) VISA TO A TIER-2 (GENERAL) VISA. I GOT AN INVITATION FOR
AN ONLINE TEST WITH A FIRM. I TOOK THE TEST AND A FEW DAYS LATER I WAS INFORMED (VIA EMAIL) THAT I WAS
SUCCESSFUL. I WAS INVITED FOR THE NEXT STAGE, BUT THE SCHEDULED DATE WAS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF MY VISA.
WE STARTED MAKING PREPARATIONS TO COME BACK TO NIGERIA AND WE INFORMED OUR FAMILIES. DURING THIS
PERIOD MY WIFE TOLD ME THAT SHE SUSPECTED THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT AGAIN. I WANTED HER TO GO FOR A TEST
BUT SHE SUGGESTED THAT SINCE WE WERE ALREADY PLANNING TO RETURN TO NIGERIA WE SHOULD PERFORM THE TEST
WHEN WE GET TO NIGERIA. SOME DAYS LATER SHE NOTICED SOME SLIGHT BLEEDING AND I ADVISED THAT WE SHOULD
GO TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT SHE DECIDED TO OBSERVE IT FOR A WHILE. FEW DAYS LATER (LATE AT NIGHT) SHE
COMPLAINED OF SOME PAINS AND I HAD TO CALL MY PASTOR (IN BRISTOL) SO THAT WE COULD TAKE HER TO THE
HOSPITAL. WHEN HE ARRIVED SHE INSISTED THAT SHE WAS NOW OKAY SO HE HAD TO LEAVE. I CALLED MY BROTHER WHO
WAS A MEDICAL DOCTOR TO EXPLAIN THE SITUATION TO HIM AND HE INSISTED THAT SINCE BLEEDING WAS INVOLVED
SHE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY (AT THIS MOMENT WE WERE ALREADY PACKING OUR THINGS IN
PREPARATION FOR OUR RETURN TO NIGERIA). I GOT HOME AND INFORMED MY WIFE OF MY BROTHER'S SUGGESTION BUT
SHE SAID SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. SOME DAYS LATER (LATE AT NIGHT) MY WIFE APPEARED TO BE IN
EXCRUCIATING PAIN SO I HAD TO CALL MY PASTOR (IN BRISTOL) AGAIN. HE ASSISTED ME TO TAKE HER IN HIS CAR TO THE
HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS TREATED. SHE WAS DISCHARGED THE FOLLOWING DAY AND WE RETURNED HOME.
I VISITED THE BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL TO SETTLE MY BILL AND INFORMED THEM THAT I WAS LEAVING THE UNITED
KINGDOM DUE TO THE FACT THAT MY VISA WAS GOING TO EXPIRE. I CONTACTED MY TV/INTERNET PROVIDER (SKY) AND
INSTRUCTED THEM TO END THE DIRECT-DEBIT ON MY BANK ACCOUNT AND INFORMED THEM THAT I HAD TO LEAVE THE
UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE SAME REASON. THEY EXPLAINED THAT THEIR SYSTEM WAS DOWN. ALSO, I CONTACTED THE
TENANCY AGENCY AND EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT I HAD TO LEAVE THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE SAME REASON. THEY
COMMUNICATED WITH THE LANDLORD AND WE HAD AN AGREEMENT FOR THE AMOUNT I NEEDED TO PAY TO TERMINATE
THE TENANCY CONTRACT WHICH I EVENTUALLY PAID.
AS THE TIME FOR OUR DEPARTURE DREW NEARER, I NOTICED SOME MORE STRANGE BEHAVIOR IN MY WIFE. ON ONE
OCCASION (AT ABOUT MIDNIGHT) MY WIFE WAS INSISTING THAT I DRINK TEA WHICH SHE PREPARED (SHE KNEW I AM NOT
FOND OF TEA) BUT I REFUSED AND SHE DIDN'T SEEM HAPPY. SOME DAYS LATER SHE INSISTED THAT I TOOK SOME SNACKS
AND I ACCEPTED. I TOLD HER TO TAKE A BITE FROM IT BUT SHE SAID SHE HAD ALREADY EATEN. I PLEADED WITH HER TO
TAKE JUST A BITE BUT SHE REFUSED. I PRAYED FOR THE SNACK AND ATE IT. LATER ON SHE ASKED ME IF I FELT ANY PAIN IN
MY BODY AND I TOLD HER I WASN'T FEELING ANY PAIN. I STARTED WONDERING WHAT HER MOTIVE WAS.
A NIGHT BEFORE WE WERE TO LEAVE BRISTOL FOR LONDON (AS SOON AS I CLOSED MY EYES TO SLEEP), I NOTICED SOME
GASEOUS STUFF BEING PUMPED FROM BENEATH MY BED (JUST BELOW MY HEAD) AND I QUICKLY HELD MY BREATH. I
NOTICED SOME MOVEMENTS BELOW THE FLAT AND I COULD HEAR SOME DISCUSSION WHICH CLEARLY INDICATED THAT I
WAS BEING MONITORED. I SENSED DANGER AND DECIDED TO USE WISDOM. OCCASIONALLY, I TACTFULLY TURNED MY
HEAD AWAY FROM THE SOURCE OF THE GAS TO CATCH SOME BREATH. AT A POINT, MY WIFE (WHO SHOULD BE MY HELPMEET) STARTED SHAKING MY BODY IN A WAY WHICH SEEMED THAT SHE WAS TRYING TO EXAMINE IF I WAS STILL ALIVE.
SHE PUT HER HEAD ON MY CHEST AND DID OTHER THINGS TO CHECK IF I WAS STILL BREATHING. DURING THIS PERIOD I
HELD MY BREATH AND TRIED TO STAY STILL. AFTER A WHILE, I HEARD THE PEOPLE BELOW THE FLAT SAYING "HE CANNOT
SURVIVE FOR THIS LONG" AND IT SEEMED THAT THEY LEFT. I STAYED THIS WAY ALMOST THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. IN THE
MORNING, I REMAINED IN MY SLEEPING POSITION AND I NOTICED MY WIFE QUIETLY GET UP TO HAVE HER BATH. AFTER
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