A Nigerian comedian, Sirbalo, who was stabbed with a screwdriver by his own gateman, has told of how the whole thing happened.
Timothy Obotuke, the Nigerian comedian who is popularly known as Sirbalo, could have lost his life recently when his gateman attacked him, stabbing him with a screwdriver.
Explaining what went wrong to Sunday Scoop, Sirbalo said he only challenged the gateman for tampering with their electricity when he was attacked.
He said, “It was just a little misunderstanding, but the gateman didn’t understand pidgin language. He was always tampering with our electricity and I felt I should caution him on that particular day. He had burnt my phone chargers many times. When I moved closer to him and said it was the electricity that would kill him, he thought I said I would kill him. He got angry and stabbed me in the chest.”
According to him, the gateman is a Togolese and since the person who brought him to me refused to pick her calls, he begged the policemen to release him.
He narrated further, “He was asked to go back to Togo. As I speak to you, I am still recovering. For about 30 minutes after I was stabbed, I was still okay. But later, I became weak and I found myself in the hospital when I opened my eyes.
“The only issue we had with him was the habit of tampering with electricity. We lost a computer to this issue. I was even paid for an advert I needed to deliver on that day; so, I was angry when I saw that he was tampering with the electricity.”
Thanking God for sparing his life, Sirbalo said he had been discharged from the hospital but was yet to gather enough strength to shoot his comedy skits.