her cries all through the night and laughed in glee. She honestly didn’t know
who would have thought her worthy to have kidnapped her son from her but she
was glad it happened. Demilade had screamed non-stop kept through the night
while George sat beside her, consoling her and murmuring words of comfort.
course the police had started investigations but she wouldn’t bet on the
Nigerian police, Amelia thought in glee. If Demilade’s son were to be her
father’s grandson, infact, the Nigerian police will spend sleepless nights
searching for the whereabouts of the boy. Thank God she wasn’t poor she thought
to herself, poverty was such a disease and both George and Demilade were too
poor to invest the kind of money that could bring the boy back. As far as she
was concerned, the boy was lost for good.
the couch were she was used to spending her nights and walked out to brush her
teeth at the sink in the guest toilet which was beside the sitting room, she
had just closed the door behind her when George walked into the sitting room
talking loudly, it was obvious that he was making a phone call.
clue as to who would have done this…the mother of the boy is so
devastated…please help us out sir…” George said into the receiver. After a
while he continued. “I don’t have any enemies that would want to plot my
downfall…but wait….my ex-parents-in-law are against me…and I’m sure that
they will stop at nothing to destroy my life sir…”
guest toilet and charged at George still with the toothbrush in her mouth.
pain already?” Amelia shouted.
How dare you accuse my parents of such rubbish! How dare you?”
and I can promise you that they have a hand in this kidnap of Bobo…”
do not want you here anymore….go away!” George shouted.
compound and this is my matrimonial home…I am not leaving…never!” Amelia
death someday…” George shouted.
if you’ll ever have a family! You think you can run off and marry that woman,
that Demilade, and go scot free? If you kill me, my spirit will hunt you down
till you join me! I can never leave you George, be it in life or in death!”
is a bastard and he has no right to live!” Amelia shouted.
both of them began to fight, while George tried to separate them. Demilade
fought with all the strength in her and beat up Amelia mercilessly, tearing and
kicking, she was so angry at her and everything that was happening.
the kitchen to hide. George took Demilade to her room and kept begging her to
up a ploy, she quickly went to the knife-rack and picked up a sharp knife. Then
venturing to the sitting room, she picked up her phone and dialled her father’s
are murdering me….” She cried.
cup…cupboard…these people…Demilade and George…they are
animals…they…I am …losing a lot of blood…come quick!” Amelia cried and
hung up the call.
in mischief as she slashed her arms and watched the blood ooze from the wound
she had just inflicted on herself. She hurried to hide beside the huge kitchen
cupboard laughing mirthlessly and waiting for her father’s rescue.
its hinges woke Demilade up, she turned to stare at George who had dozed off on
the chair beside her. They had spent the whole night crying that they didn’t have
the time to catch some sleep, hence they had dozed off after the fight between
Demilade and Amelia. Due to the impact that the kidnap of Bobo had on Rose,
George had called her sister to come and take her with her last night.
to shake George gently.
stared at Demilade in confusion.
started, she had hardly finished her statement when the door to the room was
pushed open and three men in uniform jumped in as though they were set to
capture armed robbers.
the attempted murder of Mrs. Amelia…you have the right to remain silent …”
One of the police men continued.
talking about?” George asked.
the time they reached the sitting room, they were shocked to discover that the
whole house was flooded with policemen. Amelia had been placed on a stretcher
and was about to be wheeled out of the house, she was bleeding profusely from
both bandaged arms.
Amelia’s father barked at him.
son was kidnapped yesterday and we are working with the police…your colleagues….to
see that he is returned to us…please sirs….we have done nothing wrong…”
both wanted to kill her…you stabbed her….you stabbed her!” Amelia’s father
into the room, I never attacked her with a knife, I am telling the truth…”
Demilade cried. “Amelia! Why are you doing this to me? What have I ever done to
you? I am hurting because my son was kidnapped and you’ve already staged
another scene to get me arrested….what have I done to you?” Demilade shouted
looked at Demilade and George and said.
did on the cross. He said…Father forgive them, for they know not what they
to the hospital staff he said, “wheel my daughter out of this house and into
the ambulance quickly, she is losing too much blood!”
into the police van while Amelia was taken away in the ambulance. Her father
gave instructions to the policemen, got into his vehicle and left.
walked out of the boys-quarters. She had not gone with her sister as George had
advised instead, she had snuck into the boys-quarters of the house determined
to stay with Mr. George and Demilade through this rough time. Shaking her head
in pity and shedding tears, she said.
nor be ordinary thing….e never reach five days since we see am and katakata
wey don happen for dis house ehn…I nor fit use mouth talk am.”
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