Tania: “I don’t understand a word you are
saying. Did Bella tell you all these, you
must know that she is a pathological liar
and has been jealous of me for a long
while” she said, thinking words would get
her out of the conundrum she has found
Police man: “Whatever you have to say, you
will say it at the police station. Now quietly
follow us or we will be forced to apply
force” he replied.
Then it dawned on Tania that she was done
for, if her husband heard any of this, he
would have doubts and no matter how hard
she tried to clear her name, he would
always have doubts.
Tania: “Please, how much do you want. I
just found out that I am expecting a baby,
my husband will be overjoyed, and this is
just going to ruin the news. Please, any
amount I will pay” she pled as she was led
out of the hospital, with the doctors and
patients gawking at her being handcuffed
and taken away.
Police man: “You are wasting your time,
and even compounding your crimes. As we
speak, your husband is being informed as
we found that the boy in question is his son”
the police man replied her brashly.
Tania: “This is Bella’s handiwork, no doubt.
Are you going to listen to that b—h?” she
exclaimed, but the policemen did not reply
Damilola was confused and distraught. He
had been happy when he found out that
Dayo was his son. It meant he still had a
chance to redeem his past mistakes, but
having waited for a week without Dayo
showing his face, he was convinced that
something had happened to the boy. It hurt
him to find out that Dayo did ‘alabaru’ when
his father had plenty.
Damilola: “Forgive me Lord, I was foolish.
Forgive me Khadijat, I didn’t know better.
My friends had their girlfriends abort
babies, I didn’t understand why you were
adamant about doing same, I thought it was
the norm. Please forgive me” he sat and
cried in a corner of his mother’s apartment.
He felt a hand on his shoulder and when he
looked up, it was his mother.
Damilola’s mother: “How long are you going
to beat yourself up about this. I think no
matter the lives that was lost because of
the decision you and Khadijat, bless her
soul, made, it is time to forgive yourself
and move on. Thank God, your son is still
alive, pick yourself up and go look for your
son” she admonished. When she was done
talking, she told him that his phone was
ringing, it was the reason she came. He
thanked her and checked his phone, he had
a missed call from his wife and another
strange number. He thought that perhaps
Tania wanted to nag about him abandoning
his life and searching for Dayo, if Gberan
could do it, why couldn’t he? He didn’t
understand why Tania was nonchalant about
Dayo’s plight, didn’t she love him? If she
didn’t why did she take him out? His doubts
about the accident arose again, but he
pushed them aside and called back the
strange number. The first words he heard
shattered his world.
Damilola: “Hello, Damilola here, who am I
speaking with?” he asked.
Police man: “Your attention is needed
urgently, your wife has been arrested for a
number of charges, among which is the
deliberate ploy to harm a minor by name,
Dayo” the policeman on the other side of
the phone said. Damilola was stunned, he
allowed the phone drop from his hand and
shatter on the ground.
Damilola’s mother: “What is it, omo mi” She
held his hand, but Damilola did not say a
word, tear drops just fell from his eyes like
dominoes. The mother’s shouts brought
Gberan from the other room, and he joined
in asking Damilola, what had happened.
Damilola: “My own wife tried to kill my son”
he said, with glazed eyes that stared into
Gberan: “I don’t understand you, what do
you mean?” he asked.
Damilola: “What don’t you understand, don’t
you understand or do you shy away from the
possibility? Tania my wife tried to kill
Dayo! The accident was a deliberate
incidence. The police just called, she has
already been arrested” he said hysterically.
Gberan: “I can’t believe this” he said, but he
felt relieved, because he had thought that
Bella had something to do with the
accident. It was no news that Bella didn’t
Damilola: “This must be God’s way of
punishing me” he said and began to cry.
Gberan felt piteous towards him, he had
never seen a man look so broken.
In prison, Tania was allowed only one phone
call, it was expected that she would call her
husband or her lawyer, but she called none
of them. She called Skyby
Question:why will Tania feel calling Skyby
is the solution