I left the hospital one night at about 1:45 am. We had a rape case that left the little girl bleeding seriously and I didn't know how I could jump into my car and drive home without any certainty to that little girl's life. I had made Mami a promise to be back home early and I was looking for the right words to compose my apology. By 1:30, the Doctor knocked on my office door. I had dozed off. She is stable now, he said, reassuringly. Thank you, was the only word I could find because having to see a child in that condition is a lifetime trauma no one prays for. I got up, picked my car keys, and decided to go home. At 12, Mami had called to inform me that if it will run late, I should stay back in the hospital. I couldn't, I needed to get home. 10minutes away from the hospital, I was on a lonely road alone. What I saw in split seconds were tires thrown on my path. Like 5 tires. I quickly applied brakes but didn't wind down. There were over 12 boys who surrounded my car, some having guns and others, marchets. One of them released a bullet into the air to warn me they weren't joking. Still, I remained calm in the car even as they tried to force my door open. Finally, the leader shot one of my tires. Reluctantly I opened my door but sat inside because I had recognized one of them. Unfortunately, he was the one they ordered to bring me out of the car and he had a marchet in his hand as he approached me. I named him Daniel because he was in prison for 8months for cult activities but he was serving for a crime his friend committed. I paid his fine at the court and took him out when he narrated his story to me. He promised he was going to live a good life and abandon his old ways Sir! He exclaimed when he saw it was me. This na father, this na father, he kept shouting, clear road, he said as he walked back to his leader. Immediately, all the guys who were pointing guns and the ones holding matchets withdrew back. I came out of the car and greeted the leader. Daniel said something to him inaudibly. Father, he approached me, you get spare tire? I nodded. Abeg open for me make I change this tire. He took out the spare and the Jack then started taking out the tire. Goat no dey chop rope wey dem use drag am to wia grass dey, He was making certain proverbs as he took out the tire and fixed the spare. The leader sent Daniel with 2 other boys to take me home safely. Somewhere along, I parked and gave them money to go home because I didn't want them to know my house. Hear me! Sometimes you grumble in your heart because for some strange reasons, people always come to you for help and you're wondering why you... In some of those things you do, you have unknowingly paid for your freedom on the day the enemy will lay an ambush for you. All these beautiful dreams I have would have ended that night had the Lord not positioned Daniel there to recognize me. My children come to my room every morning to hug me before they brush their teeth. All that would have ended that night but God remembered one incident that I paid for my freedom and He freed me.