…Soon,we were on Christmas break. I didn’t want to travel, but my
dad insisted I should come to Lagos.
After the break, I was supposed to return to Oyan in
January, daddy couldn’t give me enough money as he had spent a
lot during the festive season. He expected me to still have some
money in my bank account, he was taken aback when he asked
me how much I had with me and I answered “Nothing sir”.
“You don’t mean it!. What are you using money for?. Are you feeding
more than your mouth?. What did you do with the money I sent to your
account last month?….Hun?.Tell me …Mummy and sis Temi heard him as he was talking to me in
Sis Temi came with her husband and daughter to visit our
parents. She was busy chatting with mum when they heard
daddy raising his voice.
The moment she heard that dad was sending money to me, she said
“Da-dd-y!.So you’ve been sending money to Sewa every
I was the first person to go for youth service in this house, I
remember if I didn’t ask you for money, you wouldn’t give me, and I
would have to give you the details of what I needed the money
for, before you would give it.” “And you (turning to me) what are you spending money on?.Have you
bought a plot of land?.Oh!..you want to build a house in Oyan?.Is
that not so?”.