*1:45pm,That Same Day*
Ebere headed straight to the ‘baba’s’ place as
she left Sonia’s mother.
From what she observed,the old woman may
not be willing to go with her the next day as
she suggested,for it baffled her how she
suddenly postponed it after already saying they
must go immediately.Moreover,the way she
reacted when she heard whom Angela’s parents
were,gave her great cause for concern.
Could there be something she knew,which she
concealed from her?
Many questions flashed through her mind as
she sat at the back of the taxi,swaying to the
tune of the gallop from the pot-holes on the bad
road,making her totally uncomfortable.On a
normal ocassion,she ought to have barked at
the driver to slow down but instead,she jeered
at the driver to add more speed to the
tyres.She just wished she could fly to her
She was ready to finish what she started;to
make sure Angela lose her marriage completely
and if possible,her life.She blessed the day
Angela whispered it into her ears that she
wanted a maid.
When the taxi finally came to a halt,she paid
the driver,looked at both side of the road as it
to make sure nobody saw her before diving into
the bush.The ‘baba’s place was not hard to
locate.Who knows how many times she had
come to him for help.
She removed her footwears and stood before
the great shrine.Nobody was there but the eyes
and the glory of the deity were believed to have
watched and protected the place.
She looked around the shrine,bundles of
money,pictures of people and other personal
items belonging to people were all over the
The red clothes tied everywhere,the large
mirror and the scary faces of the gods made
the shrine a horrible sight to behold.
“The eyes of the gods.The great one.Your
humble daughter is here”Ebere spoke out with
her head bowed low.She remained calm and
quiet for sometime.Soon,the sound of the great
‘Dibia’ could be heard emerging from
nowhere,breaking the silence
“What troubles you my daughter?”He asked as
he went for a seat.
“Great one,my heart is heavy.Your daughter is
getting older by the day.Had it been i got
married to mike,by now i would be seeing my
children,playing and calling me mummy.Ever
since then,no man has ever said anything
about marriage to me.Despite all i do for
them”Ebere sobbed as she opened her
handbag and brought out Angela’s pictures and
“Hold your peace.The great one has read your
mind.You want me to make her husband
irresistible to her maid and at the same
time,wipe her out from the face of the
earth”The old man,whose teeth has turned
brown,with chalk circled around his
eyes,said,looking into a little calabash
murmuring some incantations.
“Yes.yes great one.Yes”She responded nodding.
The old man smiled and pointed to a corner
inside the shrine.
“Go there and drop something for the gods”he
said as he stood up and went before the
mirror.He stood before it and started making
“Look here young woman”he ordered
Ebere,pointing at the mirror.
Ebere’s eyes went to the mirror.She almost fell
down out of shock.She couldn’t believe
monitoring someone with mirror can be possible
but in that mirror was Sonia and David.Sonia
was on bed while David was dressing up to
She glanced at her wristwatch it was
2pm.David should be at work by this time.she
The ‘Dibia’ murmured something and sprinkled
some water on the mirror.Ebere could see Sonia
shiver as a result of that.Sonia felt something
enter her body as she screamed out David’s
The dibia waved his hand across the mirror and
“That charm will desert her whenever they are
caught together.As for the woman you want
dead,organise boys to kidnap her right
away.She must be brought here today”He
**2.05pm that same day**
David was already dressed up.Sonia only
watched him weakly.She couldn’t explain what
she felt all over her body few minutes ago but
she felt it.She felt the shock and the awe that
“Are you going out?”She suddenly asked.
“Of course i am.I need to get back to the
office”he replied as he hurried to the door.Sonia
ran up and help him tight begging him to stay
with her a little longer.
“I cant stay here all alone”She
pleaded,caressing him as she embraced him
“Why not spend more time with me?”She
muttered as she held him speechless with her
David responded to all her moves.She was the
reason why he left his office when he couldn’t
bear the longing desire for her any longer.But
they already have had a little good time,he
thought,some more may not be bad.
He sucked hungrily at her lips,while his hands
sought for her bossoms.Sonia just couldn’t
understand what was happening. This was
something she has sworn to put an end to,but
now and again,she couldn’t bear this man
walking out without satisfying her S#xual urge.
She worked on his shirt,carefully unbuttoning
The cab pulled up in front of the
compound.Angela lazily staggered out.Right
since she left home,she had not been
herself.She had visited the public toilet more
than ten times.She couldn’t remember eating
anything that could be responsible for the
inceasant purge which also came with
headache and high body temperature.As a
result,she deemed it best to go home.
“Madam.you no wan pay me my money.I be
father christmas? I dey carry for free?”The
angry driver addressed Angela who was bent on
getting into the house.She turned back and
gave him the amount they agreed on.
On getting to the compound,she saw her
husbands car parked there.She wondered what
he might be
doing at home.He should be in the office.She
gently opened the door and surveyed the
parlour.Nobody was there but on the floor a
cloth was lying them.She picked it up and
examined it.It was the top Sonia was wearing in
She held her aching head.
“I hope its not what i’m thinking”She soliloquied
as she made into the bedroom quietly.
On approaching there,she paused to examined
what she was hearing.She could hear soft
moans from the bedroom.
She barged into the room immediately,almost
slumping at the sight she beheld.She felt her
world crashing.Right before her was her dear
husband on the bed with Sonia.They were not
even aware of her presence.