Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 2
The prophets and my family came into the house. They poured anoiting oil in every corner of the room. Pam lifted me up and gave me a bear hug, I extended my arm and Chantelle joined in the embrace but Ama stood back. I understood her reservation, i didn’t expect her to forgive me after i ran out on her when she needed me most. The prophets asked me to come and see them alone and they left declining the notes of money i offered them.
Pam ‘ s husband was still in the hospital having been a victim of the fire Mara had set on the President’ s resort. I also bitterly recalled that the President’ s daughter in_law ( Pam) had lost her pregnancy while escaping the fire.
” Ama can i see you alone for Sec?”.
She nodded and we excused ourselves.
” Ama there’s something i want you to know before you hear it from anybody else.” i said.
She nodded again and i went on.
” Don is Mensah”
” Don?…… Mensah? My brother? ” I reach out on reflex and held her as her legs buckled under her. She stood up on shaky legs. ” Thank you for telling me”.
She walked back the stairs leaving me standing alone in the living room. I have put my loved ones through a lot all because i wanted quick riches that i didn’t work for.
The ladies eventually took their leave after making me lunch and making a fuss over me. Pam told me the vice president had stepped in temporarily but there will be a free and fair election. I jumped up with joy, for the first time in over 40 years Togo would have a democratic election devoid of force and threat. The electrical connections were restored as soon as Mara the ‘devil’ and her father vanished. I took hold of my phone and began transferring money to charity homes and orphanage. I sent some to some private NGOs supporting women and children causes too. The rest of the money will go into the reconstruction of roads and the provision of basic amenities for communities and also for those in the rural areas.
Lion and Tiger called me, they had thought i was dead but they saw it on the news that i was wanted so they fled. Lion had gotten a young Congolese girl in the family way and he had tied the knot with her. He now manages her father’ s business while Tiger swore no woman could tie him to her wrapper but he also swore off the life of crime.
I knew what i had to do. I transferred millions of money into Chantelle’ s account. Pam was well off so she had no use for my ill gotten money. I put up my houses for sale and the money also went to charities. I sold off all my properties except my Jaguar.
On this bright sunny day, i drove down to the police station in my home Town. I entered the building and the police men all called out greetings to me. I walked to the officer on duty.
” Bonjour Patron ( Good morning boss). How may i help you?” The young officer asked.
I swallowed. ” Bonjour, My name is Kojo, am turning myself in for kidnapping, arson, and a whole lot of other crimes”.
He was taken aback but he quickly recovered from his shock. He read me my rights and cuffed my hands. I was led into an empty cell. The officer gave me a salute and walked back to his duty post.