President Son And I – Batch H
Dad: yes,she is the reason for my dismissal
Richard: how can my mother be the reason for your dismissal?
Mr.President: my ears are filled up,please Mr Oyege,let’s hear out these woman first before coming to you,young woman please continue,*just then the first lady came out from the house with a woman following behind,I guess the woman is Clara’s mom because Clara has same face as hers*
First Lady: I have been
Woman: do you know her?
First Lady: she is a hardened criminal,security,take these criminal out of here
Mr.President: no one dares such,am so disappointed in you
First Lady: *made a confused face* disappointed in me! how?
Richard: i hate you mum
First Lady: Richard,even you?
Mr.President: shut up,woman,speak
First lady: *quickly interferes* she would speak of nothing *climbing down the little stairs* now leave at once
Clara: are you hiding anything?,well nothing to hide because she was already speaking before you interfered
Woman: keep shut Clara
Clara’s Mom: I said quiet *turned to her husband* can someone explain what is going on here? am so confused*
First Lady: so am I
Sharon: oh mum spare me these lies
Mr.President: woman I said speak
Warder Bisi: I please with these woman *pointing the first lady*to spare my life but she asked the man to kill me
First Lady: what such of cooked up lies is these *looking around to see if we beloved warder Bisi*
Clara’s Mum: what! who is killing who and for what reason?
Mr.President: stop interrupting her and listen. please continue
Warder Bisi: the man recognized as Tanko asked
Me: Tanko! I know him,he is the leader of the gang that had been responsible for the kidnap so far
Clara’s Mom: you mean my daughter sent him after you?
Vice President: if you don’t know what to say or contribute to these issue just keep shut and listen
Mr.President: same tanko has been responsible for your kidnap?
Me: and that of my family
First Lady: honey don’t tell me you believe these things they say about me
Mr.President: oh don’t honey me,you shame me
Richard: oh my God,oh my God,God why these kind of mother
Warder Bisi: when he has lead me into the bush to a secret hideout he asked that I be tied there till evening,then by night fall two men came to pick me up from the dark house I had been keep and lead me deep into the bush on torchlight and as God may have it he sent a saviour to me,the torchlight somehow flashed across one of the men leading me face and to God be the glory,it was my son,my son I hadn’t seen for years,I shouted his name “John” like I had always fondly called him,he pointed the torch properly on my face and discovered it was his mother he has been leading to kill,he was shocked and called me “mother,its you?” I replied him “yes my son,what have you become” I heard the other guy called him “Obele,your mum?”
FLASH BACK BY WARDER BISI
Obele: yes gentle,na my mama I dey go kill I no know
Gentle: Jesus,na every body these Firstlady wan dey kill self?
Warder Bisi: what have you gotten yourself into
Warder: no son,you have to help me or kill me
Obele: God forbid I kill my mother
Warder Bisi: then help me
Obele: with what?
Warder Bisi: the girl you took to prison
Obele: girl,prison? who
Gentle: you mean the one the Firstlady assigned us to kidnap and take to prison?
Warder: yes,yes my son,she needs urgent help now
Obele: mama,how,I don’t even know these girl,myself and gentle weren’t around when she was kidnapped
Warder Bisi: please son,you have to help,I will tell you all you need to know about her,please save her or just kill me here now because it would be a shame I promised to help her yet I live and can’t help,better I die
Obele: don’t talk like these,mother,these would be hard
Gentle: very hard
Warder Bisi: please son just try and once you succeed promise me to become a better person
Obele: hmmm,I will
Warder Bisi: what of your father?
Warder Bisi: son *staring at the other boy in the dark which only the torch light gave light,Obele noticed and understood at once*
Obele: he is my good friend,you can trust him
Warder Bisi: okay,her name is Precious Oyege,she is pregnant for the president son,I checked the prison record only to find out her name wasn’t on them *she told them everything she knows about me*
Gentle: for now ma,we can only promise to keep an eye on her till after the election then we give a full help
Warder Bisi: she would have been dead by then
Obele: please mama permit these,that’s the only way we can help
Warder Bisi: make sure she is safe
Gentle: Obele,we must look for a way to get your mother to safety before the boss send others to check what is keeping us
Obele: yes its true,mother,you have to leave now *brought out a phone from his pocket and gave to her* that’s my phone but you can have it with the sim,pick no call from that phone except my call
Warder Bisi: how do I know when you call?
Obele: I will hide the number and flash you five times before calling,so I would know where to find you,then I can get you a new sim
Warder Bisi: okay
Gentle: mama,you must keep away from public eyes till everything is settled
Obele: yes mama
Warder Bisi: I know
Obele: if you keep these way you would burst out to the road,from there I believe it would be more easy for you,make use of the torchlight of that phone,we talk more when we meet again on a more safe place
Gentle: mama go now
TO THE PRESENT
Warder Bisi: that was how my life was saved
Myself and Ella: Jesus
Clara: evil woman
Clara’s Mom: so its been you and not my daughter,any you Precious or what are you called,you have been claiming its my daughter
Warder Bisi: you won’t blame her,I also found out the first lady was aware she never met with your daughter before so she decided to frame up your daughter believing Precious will riot in jail
Firstlady: am yet to understand why these woman is still here,does what she is saying make any sense?
Sharon: mum,you are still denying
Firstlady: quiet you fool,someone stands here and lie against your mother and you believe her?
Sharon: and who is my mother! you? God forbid,I disown you as being my mother,I will make sure you pay for your sins even if every other persons accept saving you
Firstlady: *walked up to her and slapped her* you fool,all I did I did for the good of you and your brother
Richard: enough mum,don’t even mention me,oh now you accept you did? where are my babies
Firstlady: I know nothing about them,I only heard she gave birth to triplets
Mr.President: you are such a dramatic lair,so I had been married to the devil all these years,Warder,please tell us all you no especially about these babies
Warder Bisi: hmmm.
Mr.President: speak up
Warder Bisi: my son and his friend Gentle later visited me after five days of my rumored death,they told me they were keeping an eye on her. there was a certain time a pastor offered helping you again right? *she turned asking me*
Me: *though still in shock* yes but he was killed
Warder Bisi: so I was told
Richard: my mum even killed an innocent pastor?
Michael: hmmm,please ma continue,I don’t want to let out what’s in my mind now
Clara: you couldn’t spare even a man of God
Firstlady: I did these for your good Richard
Richard: what good is in killing *so angry and spoke harshly*
Warder Bisi: the deed is done,just listen,I don’t know where your babies were taken to but I certainly believe your mother here,the Firstlady knows
Michael: Firstlady? you still call these witch of a woman first lady?
Firstlady: who is these son of a no body talking to
Michael: bia first lady abi first witch let me tell you,as I am right now I don’t mind killing you and spending the rest of my life in jail,yes am a son of nobody not the son of a wicked first grade witch
Firstlady: you speak to your first lady in that manner*red eyes*
Richard: oh spare me that,you brought these upon yourself
Warder Bisi: tell us were you kept those innocent children,didn’t you do enough by sending her to prison? as if that wasn’t enough you still had her kidnapped when she left prison,I know you know the where about of those babies,my son told me you asked for the babies to be killed but Tanko decided selling them?
Clara’s Mum: you asked for your grandchildren to be killed?
Richard: you asked for my babies to be killed? *crying*
Sharon: you are worst than the word wicked,you are cruelly wicked
Ella: *walked weakly to the wall and sat there* I can’t believe these
Firstlady: eh,eh,my son can not marry an Igbo girl
Warder Bisi: so you decided killing her and her babies were the best?
Firstlady: you dare not question me
Mr.President: *slapped her* you idiot,instead of being remorseful you are talking trash
Firstlady: you slapped me?
Mr.President: and I will slap you again if you don’t keep shut,don’t forget Mr.Oyege here is yet to speak the evil you did against him,warder,speak on
Warder Bisi: the only reason my son could escape with her while she was pregnant was because he doesn’t want to endanger her more *walked close to the Firstlady* now you killed him,you killed my son*crying* you won’t go Scott free,I will use even my last earning to fight you
Firstlady: *gave a wicked laughter* what evidence do you have
Warder Bisi: enough evidence,your excellence sir,please permit gentle to come here
Mr.President: where is he?
Warder Bisi: your securities held him at the gate
Mr.President: *to a soldier* herly you,go bring the young man in
Clara: you ain’t just wicked,you are such a fool,after all the already presented evidences against you,you still ask for more
Mr.President: look the way children are insulting you because you have drawn your self to the mud,Mr Oyege,you said she is responsible for your dismissal at work
Dad: yes his excellence
Mr.President: can you tell us how,what transpired between you both
Dad: I was a bank manager at Union back of Nigeria, had been the manager there for over five years. when you distributed the workers salary last year for the month of July through my branch,the Firstlady paid me a surprise visit at the office
FLASH BACK BY MY DAD
Dad: welcome ma,its an honour to have you here
Firstlady: thank you,Mr Oyege right?
Dad: yes ma
Firstlady: now that am in your office,I wouldn’t want to waste much time beating around the bush so I would just go straight to the reason that brought me her
Dad: that’s okay ma
Firstlady: I brought a fair proposal to you,these proposal would surely enrich you for live if you would cooperate with me
Dad: ma,am yet to understand!
Firstlady: my husband just paid about five hundred billion to be dispatch to every state to pay workers
Dad: yes,yes ma
Firstlady: am aware you are yet to do that
Dad: that would be done by tomorrow ma
Firstlady: hmmm,nice,but what if I ask you not to dispatch these money to any state?
Dad: *smiles* that’s not possible ma because the President’s order was enough
Firstlady: I don’t want you to dispatch these money
Firstlady: don’t question me,have you forgotten am the first Lady and as such you don’t have rights to question me
Dad: sorry ma,just that the president gave orders
Firstlady: quiet,is the president not my husband? now listen,these deal would earn you five billion why I take the rest so reason like a man!
Dad: and the government workers?
Firstlady: oh spare me that,who cares,if they don’t have a month salary of theirs would they die,how much are they going to earn from these money? let us who can make better use of these money have it
Dad: I can’t eat people’s sweat all in the name of greed
Firstlady: are you saying am greedy just because I want to favour you? these is an opportunity any reasonable man would embrace
Dad: if you don’t mind leave my office now
Firstlady: am if I don’t?
Dad: I right be forced to call in the securities on you and you know how embarrassing it would be
Firstlady: *stood angrily* obviously you are tired of working,I promise you I would be back*started walking to the office exit but stopped right at the door* let me warn you,that money mustn’t be dispatched
Dad: get out of my office
Dad: she left threatening me and when she learnt I had dispatched the money accordingly she worked my dismissal.
Michael: and you lied to us dad? *Richard sat on the floor while Sharon broke out with tears*
Vice President: unbelievable
Clara: arrest these thief
State CID: she can’t be jailed as long as her husband is in seat
Gentle entered lead by soldiers,I had seen him twice with Tanko
Me: *in tears* Richard,I give you 72hours to convince your evil of a mother to provide my babies else heaven would get loosed on us
Michael: I bet you heard my sister well and need no further explanation, just 72hours or,well I shouldn’t be giving you a clue. dad, Precious let’s get out of here,because it sinks already with so much blood of the innocent,who knows how much more lives she is wasted.
Ella was already at one corner crying,I guess she just couldn’t believe the first lady could be that mean and heartless,Sharon also couldn’t help with tears that her father the President had to keep comforting her and as for Richard he just sat on the floor like a man who is really tired of life its self.
Warder Bisi and Gentle just stood still watching the first lady meanly probably hoping they could just attack her at the moment,I could still see the pains she is feeling for the lost of her son Obele through her eyes.
As we turned to take our leave I heard the President instruct the soldiers
Mr.President: take her in side and keep watch over her,make sure she doesn’t leave these premises till I say so
Mr.President: meaning you are under house arrest*turned and started walking away while the soldiers seized the Firstlady
Clara: she isn’t even regretting her evil deeds
Clara’s Mom: am highly disappoint in you
Michael: Precious I said let’s leave,what are you still waiting for*he held my hand and drew me along with him as he walked behind my grieved father.
we took a cab down to the airport,darkness was already fast approaching.
We had a silent flight back to delta,all arriving empty handed apart from Michael and my dad whom a lest had phones but I had none anymore at the moment due to the earlier occurrence.
when we had gotten to asaba Michael finally broke the long natured silence
Michael: father how could you,how could you had kept such thing from us,you lied to us that you got dismissed due to you having same surname,you should had told us the truth
Dad: *inhaled* am really sorry,I never knew a day like these would come,these was the main reason I was against her relationship with the president’s son at first knowing his mother is evil,on seeing the young man in person I felt I shouldn’t punish them for the sins of the mother so I let them be,am really sorry my children
Michael: its okay father,I understand and am really proud of you,you did the right thing
Dad: what about you Precious?
Michael: father we need to hurry,its already late
Dad: what says your time?
Michael: 8pm dot
Dad: can still get a bus to our destination then.
We got a bus down to our destination, on getting to our gate I felt the eagerness to see my mom once again,I opened the gate since it wasn’t locked yet and got inside first,there Juliet was in my mother’s room lying right beside her,I was shocked seeing my mother lie in a dying state
that was all that would leave my mouth as tears started welling down my cheek,Juliet heard my voice
Juliet: *waking up* sister Precious?
she jumped on me screaming,I held her weakly as tears ran down my eyes like a leaking well wall,her scream woke my mom
Mom: Precious,you are back? you are really alive?
I let go of Juliet in a slow motion like one who just heard a ghost speak
Me: mum,its me,am alive,its Precious your daughter*bent over close to her bed,its so obvious she can’t stand anymore,I held her hands as tears ran down the cheek of the both of us*
Mom: oh thanks be to God,I can now die a happy woman now
Me: no no mother,don’t say such,you will not die,am here now
Juliet: mum is bedridden due to the shock she suffered when she heard of your disappearance,sister Precious,where had you been? *she chipped in looking moody*
Me: its a long story sweety but don’t worry,am fine and safe now,mother would be fine too.
Mom: my daughter,my God would put your enemies to shame and he would fight even your unseen battles
Me: amen mum *I helped her dry her tears not minding mine*
Michael: mother all would be well again soon *I raised my head to see Michael and dad standing in the room,I hadn’t noticed when they came in*
Mom: *she turned her head properly to see him* oh my son mike,God would surely reward you for all you did and went through just to find your sister
Michael: mother its nothing,Juliet,hope mother has eaten
Juliet: yes brother
Dad just stood watching,I could easily feel the sorrow that has found a dwelling place in him,I held mother’s hand and cried greatly on her chest,I couldn’t just control myself seeing my loving mother in that state,dad and Michael tried consoling me,even Juliet joined in the tears as she busted out crying too,I held her closely to my chest and we cried together,though I felt the pains and heaviness of my already filled b—-t milk but with wouldn’t be wise telling my mother of my missing kids.
By the next morning I took up responsibilities of caring for my mother like bathing her,changing her,feeding her and carrying her about then secretly care for myself because I knew I wasn’t strong enough being that I only gave birth 4 days back.
News where already everywhere flying,news of the first lady’s evil.
most news headline were
The First Lady’ Mrs. Jumoke 1)Williams Identified As The Sponsor Of Criminals In The Country.
2) The first lady embezzles the country fund to sponsor robbers
3) The first lady sells grandchildren out of hatred for their mother
4) The first lady identified as the brain behind the kidnap of Mr Oyege and family etc.
5) Miss Oyege Precious and family gives the first lady 72 hours to find sold triplets.
6) The President places the first lady under house arrest till further notice
I felt relieved seeing those headline but I truly wonder how a human created by God became so wicked and heartless.
Right now I was so ready to find my children.
Ella on her own part had been disturbing Michael on phone calls but Michael refused taking any call from her
Juliet: brother your phone had been ringing and its aunty Ella calling,why ain’t you taking her calls
Michael: leave the phone where I kept it,our family no longer has any business with any member of the Williams family
Juliet: but why brother? what about your work?
Michael: oh that one,dropped already,I don’t need anything that comes from the Williams family any longer
Me: Michael,I hope mom gets fine soonest
Michael: yea she will,that reminds me,ama get a driver to return Richard’s car to him.
I was silent for a while,I really still loves Richard so much but the pains his mother caused me is just so still fresh inside,I can’t marry the son of an unrepentant beast
Me: its okay,it should be returned
Juliet: what’s happening
Me: nothing serious
Juliet: sister,I don’t understand anyone in these house anymore,ever since you came back yesternight even dad haven’t been himself
Michael: Juliet nothing is happening,everything is fine
Juliet: may then I should inform mother of what I saw on the news papers these morning and how people had been sympathizing with me over what happened to you.
myself and Michael got shocked
Me&Michael: what did you see?.
we asked curiously
Juliet: nothing,but hope you explain better to mother how your born kids got missing and why you are keeping it away from her
Me: no no Juliet *stood up and walked to her where she stood* please dear mother must not know,it would worsen her present condition
Juliet: I want to know the how it all happened and why the first lady had been on your neck
Me: sweedy,I promise to tell you everything but you have to also promise me you won’t tell mother about these
Juliet: sure I won’t
Michael: must you know everything eh?
Juliet: ain’t I a part of these family.
My Dad came in from no where in particular
Dad: Tanko and his men had been caught at the outskirt of Kaduna trying to escape
Me: what of my babies dad were they seen?
Dad: no,not yet but I know their where about can be easily detected now that the people behind everything had been caught
Michael: but dad how did you know all about these?
Dad: it got on breaking news about 15 minutes ago
Michael: we need to leave for abuja then
Dad: no,we already gave the president and his people three days to provide our the kids so lets give them that chance
Michael: and what if they ain’t able to provide these kids in 3 days?
Dad: I will sue them
Me: I want my babies dad *crying*
Dad: you will get to see your babies again my daughter
Juliet: but dad what if they had been killed?
Michael: keep shut my friend
Dad: be positive Juliet,don’t nature such evil
Juliet: am sorry dad *my mom coughed from her room,I wipe my tears and went to check on her with Juliet following behind.
it was really nothing serious
I was so shocked the next day when Alice and Vero visited me in delta in company of warder Bisi
Me: oh my God,how did you guys locate me
Vero: we asked questions
Alice: wow look how fresh you have become
Me: its all the Lord’s doing,please come in,good evening warder Bisi
Warder Bisi: evening my dear they sat down* how are you
Me: as you can see ma am trying my best.
Alice: no one else in here?
Me: not really,my dad took my mom to the hospital for check up in company of my brother and kid sister,I stayed back to Cook for them
Vero: then I guess we march with you to the kitchen to help out
Me: *lol* am done cooking cooking
Warder Bisi: I hope everything is alright now?
Alice: oh yes,we saw the papers yesterday so we met up to visit you and fortunately we met warder Bisi too
Vero: bae am really sorry,I was so angry you didn’t visit as promised not knowing you were in serious danger again
Me: hmmm,dear it was from frying pan to fire
Alice: these woman is indeed worst than a Jezebel, there is no limit to her wickedness then
Vero: oh,babies that I suffered to protect and ensure their safety that one idiot sold off *crying* it won’t be well with her
Warder Bisi: amen,it won’t and will never be
Vero: her own grandchildren, these world is indeed a wicked place to live in,if a whole first lady of Nigeria can sell off her grandchildren just for hatred then am sorry to say that even we the citizens are nothing,we ain’t safe
Alice: so what are you working on?
Me: dear am just so confused,I don’t know
Vero: sue her,we are your witness and am so certain there are Kore witnesses waiting for you to sue her
Warder Bisi: please my daughter,help Gentle out please,he is still in the police net
Me: ma,I will but right now my focus is on how to find my babies
Vero: I think I have got an idea!
Vero: why not sue her,as such the president would buckle up
Me: no no,that idea is really out of it,I don’t want to take it to that extent yet but will if my babies are not found by next tomorrow.
Alice: how about your man Richard?
Me: please don’t mention his name,I hate him now
Warder Bisi: don’t say that,that’s bad
Me: am sorry ma but that’s how I really feel now.
Everywhere got silent with everyone looking at one another probably out of words.
Later in that evening when my parents came back I introduced Warder Bisi to them though my dad already knew of her,then I introduced Alice and Vero to them too,I was surprised to find out that my dad already related everything to my mum.
well it was really good to see a little improvement on my mum’s health too.
The house became a little lively again and I was really happy seeing my mother smile again though bedridden.
Me: so what did the doctor say?
Dad: well the appointment shifted,till tomorrow morning
Me: okay but why?
Doctor: we didn’t meet with the doctor even after waiting for long
Warder Bisi: hope I can go with you people tomorrow
Dad: why not
Warder Bisi: thank you sir
Michael: Richard called
Me: what did he say? has my babies been found?
Michael: no,he requested speaking with you
Me: rubbish,I don’t want to talk to him,not after what I had gone through all because of him
Alice: Precious,its not his fault
Me: then whose fault? please I don’t want to hear of Richard ever again please*stood up and walked away in anger*
By the next morning,it was really a surprise visit,I was shocked to see James in my house
Me: oh my God,look who is here,James!
James: wow,you are looking even more prettier than you use to be
Me: mehn,and you ain’t looking bad,who own these car?
James: *lol* its mine na,I got a well paying job in one of the oil firm
Me: oh my God,these is good news,what about Jerry and how did you get to know my house?
James: Jerry is fine,he was being held back by work,he now works in first bank
Me: these is good news,but you skipped my other question,how did you get to know my house?
James: well I had been here once with Ella when you went missing,so what’s these am hearing
Me: come inside first and meet my parents,siblings and friends before you start your amibo
James: *lol* I thought you won’t usher me in so I decided to start asking from here na *walking inside as I lead the way*
Me: you ain’t serious,am really happy for you,these is really a surprise visit
James: bae have missed you na
Me: *now in the sitting room* please seat,so where are you coming from that you got here these early?
James: well had been in P.H *Alice and Vero came out*
Vero&Alice: good morning
Me: meet my good friends Vero and Alice
James: hi *smiling*
Me: girls meet James my old school friend
Me: so what do we offer you
James: am okay for now,so wadup your phone?
Me: I don’t have any for now,lost my phone when I was kidnapped and since I came back I hadn’t thought toward getting a new one because it had been one issue or another
James: then let’s go get a phone now
Me: you don’t mean it
James: I do,if you are done with your house chores let’s go
Me: of course yes
James: then let’s go,but what about your parents?
Me: they had an appointment with the doctor
James: doctor? who is sick?
Me: my mom
James: oh sorry about that
Me: oh,its no problem,she’s getting better now self
James: nice to hear,so can we go now *standing*
Me: yes of course,girls we would be right back
Me: please Vero come help us with the gate please
Vero: no problem,just buy something for me on your way back
Alice: me too
Me: *lol* you both are not serious,of course I will
I was surprised when James drove me all the way to asaba to get a phone then we got a new sim after which he took me to Mr. Biggs to get something for myself,Vero and Alice,I just had to remind him of my little sister Juliet and he got for the four of us but he gave me the shocker of my life on our way returning home
James: *now driving me back* Precious
James: I have been meaning to tell you something just that I had not been bold enough
Me: hmmm,hope its nothing bad?
James: no,just that I have been naturing these feeling for you right back from our school days,I really love you and I want to marry you
Me: *lol* James,you and joke
James: am serious,these is no joke
Me: *it was now obvious he wasn’t joking* James,what kind of statement is that,ain’t you aware that am engaged?
James: oh dear come off it,I had loved you before he surfaced
Me: but you never told me about your feelings
James: because I was afraid then
Me: then what made you speak up now?
James: I can’t hold it back any longer
Me: James,am sorry,its too late and you know that
James: don’t tell me you want to still be with him after all his made you go through
Me: Richard has made me go through no pain
James: you know that’s a lie,its all over the papers
Me: James, these conversation is really getting me pissed up,Richard is the father of my children for crying out loud
James: but am not complaining,am willing to take you and your triplets once they are found
Me: stop these car
Me: stop these car,I want to get down
James: okay am sorry,but think of it because I won’t give up on you again.
I couldn’t believe my ears,James,no these isn’t real,I must be dreaming,it should be a dream but it wasn’t.
The ride became a boring one to me after what James had said,all I prayed for now was to get home because I can’t just wait to get off these car.
The rest of the drive was a silent drive,we get home and I came down,James didn’t park inside the compound again rather he parked outside.
on getting inside my parents were already back,I coldly introduced James to my parents,they thanked him for the phone he got me then he shared what he got us.
I entered inside not minding he was still around,Vero and Alice came into the room
Vero: Precious,what’s wrong,what happened?
Alice: yeah,some hours ago you were really happy before leaving the house but came back looking so pissed up,tell us what went wrong
Vero: no,you can’t say nothing,you should know we know you pretty well now
Alice: I don’t get these,I was really happy these morning seeing happy,is it about your kids?
Me: can you imagine,he professed love to me
Alice: and what’s wrong with that???.
To be continued
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