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American Woman Cries Out As Nigerian Doctors Seize Injured Husband @ Dalhatu Specialist Hospital

July 15, 2016 – American Woman Cries Out As Nigerian Doctors ‘Seize’ Injured Husband At Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital

Here is an urgent message written by a US woman on the fate of her husband currently being held at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia, Nasarawa state.

Check out the unedited email sent to NG few hours ago below;

This is in regards to Dalhau Arif Specialist Hosp in Lafia Nigeria. I am from USA my husband from US Army was in a bad motor vehicle accident on his way in a taxi on business when there was a serious accident. He was taken to that hospital by ambulance and was ready for discharge after approx 1 week. He had no memory of the accident and didn’t know how he got there. After talking to the General in chg of his base had his men and police search for him because nobody knew where he was.

When ready to lve he was told by Dr and Administrstor Samuel Balogun that he could not lve until he pd his bill $400. Being on active duty my husband is not allowed to have any $$ and no access to any. I myself being low income on disability here in the US didn’t have it either.

Now after a month he is still there although I pd via western union to Mr. Balogun 1/2 pmt of my last dollar to him with promise to pay the rest in a few wks. My husband talked to him pleading that he be discharged as he is losing money not being pd while in duty. I’m sure the hospital would make more money by freeing up his room to another patient. Keeping him without his permission against his will is being held captive is what I call kidnapping being held for money even after paying half. I never heard of such a thing.

The General flew there from Washington DC to ck things out and explain to the Administrator that he needs to return to duty asap. The General said NO!! He isn’t being reasonable at all. His explanation is that other Americans were treated there but didn’t pay so now Americans can’t lve until pd in full. Not everyone has the money right then and there in an emergency. However I did pay a lawyer we had hired the full amt to get him out. Pd him via western union as well to pay the hosp and he disappeared and never pd. The General has men and police looking for him now for fraud and stealing my money as I had to pay him $630. So as you can see how I don’t have the full $400. I could only send him $200. I have all my receipts. I have no more money right now. How long do they plan to keep him there?? Forever? Surely there must be hardship cases or send me a bill he would sign an IOU I will promise pmt by 8/4. He is not allowed out of his room. He knows nothing of that country. Is there trying to help your army fight against the terrorist activity in the area and needs to get back on active duty status or he may be in trouble with the military himself. Is there no compassion or consideration for military or Americans by the people and govt of Nigeria?

I see it said the hospital is owned by the govt. My husband and myself are extremely upset and disturbed by all of this. The lawyer that took off with the hospital money was a Chris Okoro of Chris and Clarke law chambers. He said his office was about an hr away from the hospital but had me send western union to Akure Ondo same as adm. Can somebody please check into this or let me know where to complain. I don’t want to cause a big problem by contacting Nigerian and American embassies or any other govt agency to help him get released now!! He needs to get out of there. He can’t stand being captured like a prisoner. The only answer we get is they do thinks differently in Africa!! Not like this. God is incharge of all of us abd they will have to answer to him in the end.

I have many African friends at my church who are like my family. I am also a retired medical field person and Drs abd such take an oath as well to help and save peoples lives not keeep them captive and kidnapped which is the bottom line. His name is Sgt Robert Sanders a very honorable man. Please help us! I really do appreciate it!

Thank you Ann Johnson


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  1. Yu

    July 15, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Ok woman can you contact America embassy in Nigeria

  2. Maryf

    July 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    This is rubbish! What do they want that woman to do?

  3. Endure

    July 15, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Do what the first commentator suggested.

  4. Ms ERANKO

    July 15, 2016 at 10:26 PM



    • Keeping it real

      July 16, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      I concor..there are nurses and doctors working with the American soldiers any where they are on a special operations or special arrangements with hospitals around the areas for some emergencies like she sounded.

  5. Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe

    July 16, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    File your compliant with the US Embassy with immediate effect and copy the office of Obama.

  6. betty

    July 16, 2016 at 5:51 AM

    contact the u.s embassy first.

  7. D Hunter

    July 16, 2016 at 6:33 AM

    Some Nigerians suffer worse situations at times in the hands of the Americans.
    Sometimes, they are denied Visas even when there nothing obviously wrong and all due prosseses well followed. Our students being killed from time to time for trivial reasons. Most Nigerians suffers stigmatisation, decrimination, ostrasm, maginalisation, injustice, innocence imprisonment, deaths etc… In America. So shut up and be happy woman.

    I take a stroll…

  8. fifelomo

    July 16, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    @ asiwaju said it all.

  9. Big Aunty Koks

    July 16, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    This story sounds not right. If the husband is legitimately in Nigeria assisting or fighting terrorist and the establishment that employed him wont pay his bills or made some official arrangement for same to be paid even at a later date? Also, it is so unlike American citizens to hesitate to contact their Embassy while in distress in a foreign land.
    The husband has no recollection of the accident and how he got to the hospital but he knows he is losing money by not working due to his not being released from hospital. Finally, the lady knew how to pay$200 to the hospital but could not pay the full sum of $400 demanded by the hospital because of the family’s financial circumstances, YET she had $ 630 to pay to the lawyer to have her husband released, and of course the lawyer absconded with the money. What a tale?
    Madam, contact your Embassy and they’ll sort out the situation for you without the tales.

  10. Yinka

    July 16, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    This stinks. Hospital is right. If the husband is truly in the US army, and visited by his General, there is no way that they will not sort out the bill and get him out. NO way. And you don’t have 400 dollars???? Hard to believe. Hope the husband is not a mercenary…… Contact the embassies woman. This just doesn’t ring true.

  11. bullet

    July 16, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Stop paying them it is a pure scam


    July 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    you have have money to hire a lawyer? why not use that money to pay the bill? what do you want the doctor to do treat your husband for free? can you get free medical check up or treatment free in America?
    thhis people should stop trying to paint Nigeria name black what you name is not possible in your country you when it in another mans country is that not fraud?

  13. Lizzy o

    July 16, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    Dont mind her. She can only say that to people in Nigeria. If is trueasy that he is on active service when it happened I blive the bill will be paid by employer or his personal insurance. If she need her husband let her pay the bill. I live abroad as well I know what is operating here.

  14. Samsung

    July 16, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    This is a scam. The husband is scamming the wife/facebook wife. Why will a general fly over to naija just cos of $400. i smell a rat.

  15. Truce

    July 16, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    This is a simple case, contact d american emabassy in Nigeria they will sort things out, that’s why every country has their embassy in other countries for cases like this.
    Infact contacting them should av been ur first step, unless u are not telling us d full story or some people av mislead u.

  16. sola olaniyi

    July 18, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    i smell scam here

  17. Jilo

    July 19, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    There is adequate provision for all military personnel on foreign mission. There is more to this than to meet the eye. If truly this guy involved in tragic accident all he needs to do is to contact his Brigade commander. They all have a direct number to call whenever they are in distress situation or his wife should contact his direct boss. That is why they have emergency number what about if they die in war?. I believe his wife knows where to contact but it seems somebody is playing games here. At least if the worst happens, all they need to do is to contact American Embassy in Abuja. I belief if he can speak to any official in the Embassy somebody will be there the next day. America doesn’t play with its citizens.

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