As I bounced that beautiful morning trekking along Maraba/Nyanya road with full confidence flaunting my new army comoflauge cap that Willy my friend gifted me last week, I didn’t know I’d be in serious soup soon enough
My attention was drawn to my ringing phone in my pocket which I brought out.. Echo my guy was on the line
“how far guy.. E don tey o” I said
“u just abandon me nah.. No be so life be o” Echo said at the other end of the line
I was about explaining to him that things had really been hard for me these past few months and I was deeply sorry but the hot slap that landed at the back of my neck.. My phone dropped from my hand
With fierce anger, I raised my hand up and turned sharply to descend mightily on the idiot that gave me that slap but my hand dropped slowly as I turned around and behold! A fully dressed soldier man stood erect before me
Huge and tall with a fierce angry face holding a 2-mouth “koboko”..behind him was the army truck hosting 5 other well dressed army officers
“I Don die today” I told myself
“so you’re an impersonator abi?” his hoarse voice brought me back to reality
“noo..no sir” I shivered
“and u raise hand to slap me ko?” he said sending shivers down my spine
“u Don die today… Who give u cap??..u be soldier?? oya identify yourself!!!”
Biko what was there to identify?
I convinced myself again that am dead
Who send me go wear cap?
Why Willy go give me army cap wear?
Why me sef go collect am wear??
God please forgive me for all my sins and accept me into your Kingdom.. I slowly confessed my sins to God and begged for forgiveness
Another slap landed on my right cheek..i fell down and tasted blood in my mouth
A kick followed
“bagger!! Idiot!!!” the hoarse army officer screamed
The remaining 5 in the truck has by now come down and 2 of them roughly carried me into their truck heading to God-knows-where…
Written By: Adindu Presh