Tony alighted from the car and got into the
house.David was dressed and seemed ready to
leave.Tony looked around the parlour and saw
empty bottles on the centre table in the parlour
and eyed David.
“What happened? Why weren’t you picking my
calls?”David asked him.
“There was a problem.I knocked someone
down.Are you going out?”Tony tried averting
“I know you are a rough driver.Did you kill the
person?”David asked,smiling at him.
“God forbid.She is getting better”Tony smiled
“I’m about going to the police station to know if
they have any news for me.From there to my
inlaws and from there to the streets if no good
news.I cant stop searching for Angela”David
“Its still too early David.Don’t worry,your wife
will return to you.Relax your mind.God is in
control”Tony advised him.
Ebere was packing some clothes into some
travelling bags,with fear all over her.The fear of
Angela coming for her with the police and the
fear of the gods coming for her.The old dibia
had told her to make sure she produced Angela
for the sacrifice because he already promised
the gods her blood or else the gods would come
The door swung open,leaving Ebere perplexed
because she thought she bolted it.Sonia
removed the glasses from her eyes and stared
at Ebere murderously pointing a short black
gun at her.
“No.Sonia please.Don’t do it please,i am
begging you”Ebere pleaded,shedding tears
with her kneels on the ground.
“You are heartless.You don’t deserve to
live.Couldn’t you at least have had mercy on
me? What would my going to prison profit you?
Souls like you deserve to rot in hell”Ebere told
her with tears rolling down her own cheeks.
“I can make up for everything.Please bring
down the gun”Ebere pleaded.
“Its too late.very late.I have killed before.Yes i
killed paul and regretted it but i will never
regret killing you.Go to hell while i go to
prison.Goodbye”Sonia whispered to Ebere
before sending her down with a killing shot.
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Streams of blood oozed from Ebere’s arm as she
lay on her foam,motionless.
Sonia quicky ran up to her with heart beating
so fast and fixed the gun into her hand to make
it appear she shot herself,while making sure she
avoided blood stains.
Sonia shook with fear on seeing the policemen
on duty.She had thought they wouldn’t be out
by now.It was still too early,she thought,with an
uncertain feeling all over her.She couldn’t put
herself together that the taxi driver noticed her
fidgeting.She had passed a police checkpoint
the previous day with her mother with much
confidence that she wouldn’t be spotted,but
this morning,the feeling was different.
“Driver stop!”She finally told the taxi
driver,removing her eyes from the policemen to
make him believe the reason she asked him to
stop was not connected to the police.
“You say make i stop?”The young man with a
black-sleeveless-top asked,still moving the
“You deaf? Stop me here!”Sonia yelled,hitting
“See me see wahala o.Sofri tell me nah.You
want make we get accident?”He hissed and
parked at one side of the road.
Sonia produced #200 note from her bag,gave it
to him and came down from the taxi without
“Haba.wait make i give you your change na”He
“Keep the change”She replied vaguely and
made her way into the bush.
“I hope say no problem sha?”He called after
Ebere who was no longer in sight
“Who are you talking to,mr.man?”The horrible
voice of one angry looking policeman jolted him
back to his driver seat.
“Na the persenger wey i carry”He replied.
“Why did you stop the person here.Is it a man
or a woman”The policeman asked again.
“Na one girl o.She say make i stop am here”
“Is this the place she told you she would be
“Noo.Where she dey go still far”
The policeman smiled and looked into the
bush.He saw her running;falling and getting
“Baba Toure,Sergeant Okoro,Ibrahim. Make una
show!”He called on three other policemen who
came to him immediately.
He gathered the three of them together and
made their eyes follow his finger as he pointed
to the person running into the bush.
“Go and get her here.I suspect something”He
instructed and eyed the taxi driver.The three
policemen dived into thd bush with their guns.
“Mr.man,come down from that motor.You are
not going anywhere until they return with
her”He told the taxi driver.
“Hia! Ololoo, wetin i do na? Wetin i do sir”The
young man asked with a pleading voice.He
never wanted to have anything to do with
The popular saying’ i no follow na #5000′ was
registered somewhere in his brain.
“Angela my daughter.Nwa m o”Mrs uwa ran up
to her daughter with tears of joy trailing down
her cheeks.Her husband was still at the door.
She ran her hands across Angela’s face and
“Oh look at my daughter.Who did this to you?
Where happened to you?”She rained endless
questions on Angela who couldn’t utter any
word but allowed the tears that gathered in her
own eyes to drop.
“i am happy you are alright”her father
said,allowing a smile to cross his face for the
first time in days.
“I saw hell.i was kidnapped”Angela cried.
“Kidnapped? Who kidnapped you? Did you see
their face?”Her father asked.
“i saw their faces.i know them.i do.they wanted
to sacrifice me to their god but my God saved
me”she cried more.
“Thank God.its not my daughter they will use
for sacrifice.Tell us about it”her mother urged
“For goodness sake.you should let her have
some rest.she shouldn’t be disturbed”the
doctor’s voice echoed as he entered the room.
Just then,the door barged open with full force
and David ran into the room,with Tony closing
the door after him.
“Angelaaa”he ran up to her and kissed her
“She needs rest”The doctor referred to David
who paid deaf ears to his words.Here is
Angela,the woman that gave him sleepless
nights and restless days and there he stood
telling him about rest.
“She would be fine.I guess you are her
husband.I need to see you in my office”The
doctor said to him and finally left,realising it
would be impossibe to shoo him off his wife.
“Mr David.Your wife was lucky not to have
sustained serious injuries from the accident and
most especially,her pregnancy was not affected
in any way.Its a miracle”The doctor told David
with a friendly smile.
David’s eyes opened wide in amazement.
“Did you say pregnancy?”He asked,not
believing his ears.
“Of course.Two months pregnant.Aren’t you
aware of that?”The doctor asked surprised.
“Wow,God be praised.Thank you doctor”David
couldn’t contain his joy as he shook the doctor’s