Janet knew that Nnanna had an unyielding spirit and an unbending will so she planned to keep him in the psychiatric hospital until his resilience would eventually exceed its yield point and reach its breaking point. In that way, Nnanna would be destroyed both emotionally and psychologically. But then, Ras Bingy had the psychological insight to penetrate the evil machinations of Nnanna’s mother. He looked around to make sure that nobody was listening. Then he moved closer to Nnanna and advised him in a very low tone. “You must deviate from your insistence that you are mentally sound………”.
Nnanna cut in with a very emotional voice, “man, are you crazy”?
Ras Bingy gave him Nnanna usual warm smile and asked. “Do you want to get out of here”?
“Yes of course”, was Nnanna’s reply.
“Then shut up and listen”, Ras Bingy told him authoritatively. Ras Bingy had the inner self-confidence of a born aristocrat and strict self-discipline of an ascetic. He told Nnanna to accept being mentally ill. The Jah man went further to tell Nnanna that after some time he should begin to pretend that he was gradually recovering since that was the only way the doctors and nurses would accept that he was responding to treatment. By this time Nnanna was listening very attentively. Ras Bingy went on,
“if you continue to insist that you are well, the doctors would conclude that you are not improving”.
Nnanna nodded, obviously encouraging him to go on. Ras Bingy further told Nnanna that if he continued to act like a normal person the doctors would misunderstand his behaviour as pretence, as an act he was putting up just for the aim of being discharged.
Ras Bingy said to Nnanna, “the doctors already perceive you as a mental patient and once you have the wrong perception of a thing you never see anything right with that thing”.
Janet was the one that was “looking after” her son at the hospital. She had gone to take her bath when Nnanna was informed that he had a visitor. When she came back to Nnanna’s ward she found his bed empty so she started asking around. When she learnt that he had gone to the waiting room to see a visitor she dressed up hurriedly and rushed towards the waiting room. When she got there! lo and behold that visitor was the one person she never wanted near her son: Ras Bingy! She simply lost control and like a snake that had been cornered, she bared her fangs and attacked Ras Bingy with the utmost savagery. She charged at Ras Bingy without warning and went after his face with her fingernails. Ras Bingy dodged and Nnanna moved in sharply between them and restrained his mother. This made it impossible for her to launch further attacks at Ras Bingy. She however made violent efforts to get at Ras Bingy as she rained verbal abuses on him.
“You devil”, “You Satan”, she shouted repeatedly at him.
Ras Bingy still maintained his “cool” even in the face of those unwarranted provocations. One of the security guards who was obviously attracted by the noise rushed in to the room. He saw Nnanna’s mother shouting at Ras Bingy as she was about to be dragged towards the hospital ward. The guard approached Ras Bingy and asked him politely to leave.
“Sir”, the guard said, “your presence is worsening the mental condition of one of our patients”.
“You’re right”, Ras Bingy, replied “by their actions you shall know them”.
Then Ras Bingy smiled and looked Janet in the eye and said,
“now we know who the real mad person in our midst is”.
He flashed his dreadlocks, turned around and walked away. Ras Bingy’s advice did the magic and Nnanna was out of the hospital within one month.