It was the initiation night of the second guy whose partner had been initiated a day before. Henry was to follow the next day. Presido summoned him and he walked up to the spot where he was ordered to,
Presido: “come here”
The man stood shivering; he seemed to be running temperature. Henry sat in his corner with a black eye and bandaged rib, staring. He was getting used to the pains even though it made him feel numb.
Presido and his disciples were laughing at him. They seemed to be warming up for the initiation ceremony.
Presido: “what’s your name again?”
The man with a shaky voice said,
Someone said, “Dodonatus!” everyone started laughing,
Presido: “which kin name bi dat?”
Another cried, “Dodo” another round of laugher was.
Presido: “You don ready abi?”
The man shook his hand and placed his hand on the butt,’
“I dey purge! I no well!” they all started laughing. Henry couldn’t help but broke into a smile even Donatus friend who was in pains giggled.
Presido: ok, I go free you if you can answer this question!
Dodo: What’s the question? He asked in a shaking tone
Presido: You are on a hot seat to answer this question that goes for your freedom “What is the Yoruba name for CHARGER?”
Dodo: Sajaa! He answered quickly but he failed the question
Presido: Oloshi ni eee! You are too dull to be freed.”Everybody was thrown into uncontrollable laughter
Presido beckoned on him to come closer so the ceremony would start but the man broke down in tears and started crying- he pleaded too. Presido signaled two men and they came and picked him. He was thrown to the ground on his stomach as Presido quickly pulled down his trousers others pinned him down.
Shola sat on the bed with a heavy heart. Tears ran down freely from her cheek. She was in pains,
Shola: “why would a woman be so wicked?” she said thinking of the day’s event with First Lady, “and keeps insisting Henry attempted to rape her but I know it’s a very big lie!” she used her hand to support her chin,
“And they wouldn’t let me see him!”
She covered her face with her pillow sobbing. She was in need of company and Bola had left that evening on the claim that her uncle had sent for her.
Chairman laid on the bed with his rounded belly pushing out of the singlet as the girl with him stroked his chest- he seemed to be enjoying it as it kept a blurry face like one who was feeling sleepy,
“Chairman, when am I going to get the money now?”
Chairman: “ I’ve told you marry me you’d have more than just the cash you asked for. I’ll build a complex with your name on it!”
She stood up, gathered her hair in a ponytail and covered a net on the head. She returned to her position her head on his laps as she continued stroking his chest,
“When would you bury this marriage issue,eh,Chairman!”
Chairman: “Because, I am tired of this hide and seek. I want to have you all to myself!” he sat up and stared into her face, “let’s marry, please baby!”
The girl with Chairman was Bola. They had started dating three months ago. They met at a wedding reception where her beauty caught his eye and he asked one of his aides to get her number and since then they spent most weekends together.
Bola: “Just be patient, you hear?” she pecked him on the cheek. Chairman playfully wrestled her to the bed tickling her as she laughed quite loud, “stop,baby!” she pleaded.
He removed his singlet that held his sagging stomach and flung it away,
Chairman: “let the action begin!”
He laid on her as his sagging stomach rested her body, she was almost unclad with just a see through nightie on. It didn’t hide anything.
Bola: “Remember I told you that I’ll be the one to rock you tonight!’” he giggled.
Bola: “But I need to discuss something with you!” she gently pushed him off.
He landed on his back and asked,
Chairman: “and we are back to this issue?”
Bola: “ Yes oo. My best friend is suffering because her boyfriend has been detained for a crime you and I know he didn’t commit,” she looked away.
Chairman: “But you know…”
Bola: “I know nothing. For the last time I’m asking when is he going to be free?”
Chairman: “soon baby, please, soon I promise!”
He nodded and like a child they were in each other’s arms cuddling.
Shola sat in her shop looking distraught and frustrated. She couldn’t attend to customers Blessing did,
Blessing: “ Any news, aunty?”
Shola shook her head, “ Don’t worry God will fight for you!”
She managed to whisper an “amen”.
Blessing: “lemme go and get food. What would you like to eat?” Shola shook her head,
Shola: “I’ll eat later!”
As Blessing stepped outside she screamed,
Shola rushed out and she stood frozen as tears trickled down. She didn’t know if to cry,jump or pass out.
Question: What did Shola and Blessing see that made them scream? Who can help Dodo out, the Yoruba name for CHARGER? LOL