Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 34
Nurse Dora’s confession
“I was 21 years old by then. I just completed the Narh-Bita Nurse’s training College in Tema and was posted to the Commonwealth Aid International Hospital. As a new nurse I earned a meagre salary.
I remembered it was in the month of March. A desperate woman came to our hospital. She was to be loitering around looking very depressed. I just finished my day’s off and was about to take a taxi when I saw the strange desperate woman by the roadside. She seemed to be waiting for me. Quickly she walked towards me. I was quite frightened. Then she said, ” my daughter, I need your help. I believe you are the one God will you to bless me with a child. Please, don’t refuse.”
“I didn’t understand what she was trying to say. She begged me to follow her home so that she would tell me the details. I rejected her suggestion to escort her home and took a bus to my own house.
The next day she came to the hospital again. She waited for me to finish my work. Then she approached me with the same request. Again I rejected her suggestion. I was about to leave when she held my hand and shouted,” PLEASE HELP ME!!! OR I WILL KILL MYSELF HERE. She took out a knife ready to stab herself to death. I was shocked and changed my mind. Reluctantly, I escorted her to her home. She drove me home in her porsh car. I suspected she was very rich.”
“By the time we reached her home, my suspicion was confirmed. Her mansion alone was a testimony to that fact.
When we reached her executive sitting room , I was highly impressed with the aura and general ambiance in her room, the chandeliers, the heavy carpet On the floor, the executive couch and the 65″ Plasma TV mounted on the wall all pointed to a woman of high social standing. Your mother ……erhhh,Mavis told me her husband was impotent and all attempts to resolve his issue or adopt a child proved futile. She begged me to get her a child.”
”At first, I thought she wanted me to get pregnant, give birth and give my child to her but she quickly added, “I want you to steal a child from your hospital for me”
I told her I couldn’t do that. She promised giving me $250,000!!
The money was tempting. That money was close to 1.5 Billion
GHC. Still , I turned it down. She gave me her card and told me to consult her if I changed my mind.
Honestly, I didn’t change my mind until my mother became fatally sick. She had cancer of the lung. My father had broken up with my mother when I was just 9 years old so I didn’t know his whereabouts.
I tried to use my meagre salary to help but drugs for my mother but it was apparent my meagre salary wouldn’t be able to buy the rather expensive chemotherapy drugs like Corticosteroids( Prednisone, Methyl prednisolone, Dexamethasone).
Even some of her drugs had to be imported from abroad like Arsenic trioxide, Asparginase,Eribulin,Mitotane,
Then I was called by the specialist Doctor treating my mother. He said my mother had to be transported to South Africa for advanced Cancer treatment. He said I had just one week to raise an amount of $100,000.
Since I don’t have that huge amount of money,I knew soon my mother was going to die. My small savings and salary had been consummated. At that moment I died a thousand time in the spirit. I found myself between the devil and the deep blue sea. If I stick to the moral decision, my mother will die. If I take a logical decision, my mother will live but I will bear the guilt of selling an innocent child to an unknown person.
I tried to borrow the money from people I call my friends. I appealed to NGO’s and voluntary organisations but ended up with nothing. A day to the deadline, a pregnant woman came to the hospital to deliver a child. While in labour she lost her consciousness. I was amazed when she delivered twins. Then she collapsed for a few minutes. I saw that opportunity as God’s Answer to my prayer. Quickly I called Your …Erhh Mavis and told her I’m ready to steal a child for her in exchange for the money she promised. I told her to come to the hospital. She came within ten minutes and I stole you and sold to her. She was very excited and thanked me. She then gave me a check of $500,000!!!!
That’s 3 Billion Ghana Cedis( 190,500000.00 Naira)😳
I melted with shock. She said she doubled the amount for me because she knew it was a difficult thing I did and she appreciated it so highly. Your mother woke up a few hours later. She saw her child and asked if she had given birth to just a child or twins. I told her she gave birth to twins but one of her babies died after she delivered him and collapsed. She insisted on seeing the dead baby’s body. I knew she would say that. I took her to the special mortuary reserve for dead babies and showed her a dead baby, claiming it was hers. She didn’t seemed to be convinced but she didn’t argue with me again.
She left the hospital a few weeks after the incident but before she left, she told me something I never forget. She said, if your heart is clean with regard to my dead son , I bless you. If you are guilty, the law of karma will catch up with you.”
Since then I never saw her again. With the evil money I got from Mavis, I took my mum to South Africa and she was treated. I also acquired a nice house where I live comfortably. I established a big pharmacy too.
In order to ease my conscience, I asked for a transfer from that hospital six months after selling you to her.
I lived quite well for three years and got married to a Nigerian business tycoon called Cygnus Chuckwu. It was after marriage that your real mother’s curses began to manifest. Every night I saw a baby boy telling me to send him back to his mother. I would scream and wake up deep in the night.
It became incessant and my husband became piss off. Ten years after marriage I didn’t hear the cry of a BABY in my home. In fact, I never got pregnant let alone gave birth. We went to several hospitals and miracle centres, spiritualist and powerful pastors but all these attempts prove futile.
Pressure was mounted on my husband to divorce me and marry a fertile woman. He loved me so much and didn’t want to kowtow to his family’s request.His family devised another tactic. They get a lady for him from his village and planned with her to get pregnant for my husband. She came to the house as a house maid. We employed her. She proved to be hard-working and obedient. My husband became very close to her. Abidemi as she was called did nothing to show she was interested in my husband.
One day , I travelled to my mother’s place and stayed for three days. It was at that moment that she seduced my husband who was already attracted to her beautiful features.
When I realised she was pregnant I threw her out of my matrimonial home. My husband didn’t object to that. Our Marriage continued for another six months. I came back home one afternoon only to see my former maid Abidemi in the house again.I was very angry with my husband and fought with him to send the girl away. He told me he loved me but must also bear children to continue his lineage when he’s gone. He begged me to reconsider my decision regarding the maid and take her as my sister. I agreed in principle but not in practice. I made life very uncomfortable for Abidemi to the point where she ran away from the house just two months after she returned.
My husband became infuriated with my intransigence and said I was wicked. He even labeled me an enemy of progress.He went searching for her but couldn’t locate her.
A month later Cygnus mother called. She was very excited. He asked her mother Amara the cause of her excitement. Amara congratulated My husband and told him his wife had given birth to Twins. At first I thought my husband had impregnated another girl in the village but when later we went to the village to see his mysterious wife , it turned up to be Abidemi. It was then that realisation dawned on me that the family had tricked my husband.
Still I was not willing to divorce my husband until he decided to marry the maid. I objected to that idea but he went ahead and married her.
Since then my husband’s attention had shifted to Abidemi. I became a married spinster in my own matrimonial home. I tried to poison her but was caught in the process by my husband. He gave me the beating of my life and threatened to report me to the police if I press any domestic violence charge against him.
Unable to endure the pain and emotional torture, I parked out of the house and never returned. The following week, my mother died. After her burial, my business collapsed. Things grew from bad to worse when my younger sister died , followed by my aunt, then an uncle of mine. I knew I was paying for my sins. I went to a pastor to seek solution to my prayers. He told me I must return the money given to me by the woman whom I sold the baby to. After that , I must confess my sins to the baby and her mother and seek for his forgiveness.
I knew the two task would be difficult.”
“First, how would I be able to raise $500,000!!! with my nursing profession. Two, how will I identity the baby I sold 27 years ago. It sounded preposterous.
I auctioned my house for sale. Luckily, a certain rich man bought it at $400,000. I have also squeezed myself to raise the remaining $100,000 by saving my salary. So Marvin , now that I see you I want you to forgive me and free me from this bondage.
Nurse Dora didn’t realised that Marvin had been crying throughout her narration. She was mesmerized when she saw him in that sad mood.Marvin asked her a question, You sold me to a total stranger. What if she had used me for money ritual. Will I be alive to forgive you today?”
That was a million dollar question Nurse Dora knew she couldn’t answer.
She went on her knees begging Marvin to forgive her. Marvin just looked on sobbing. In his heart he knew she sold him because she found herself in a catch-22 situation but that couldn’t justify her crime. He said, “ I’m not God. I don’t have the power to forgive sins, but you must go to prison for your crime. That, I’m sure of it.”
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