As written By Mr Opayemi Abiodun Olusegun (Alore)

It was around 6 am when John woke up, he

tried to get up and say his morning prayers

when he noticed that TJ, his childhood

friend had slept with his leg over his chest,

he pushed his leg aside and cursed TJ ”

when you go

dey drink too much “, Adebayo John was a

23 year old corper who hailed from Ogun

state , he

and his friend Timmy Johnson 23 whom also

hailed from Ogun state have been together

since childhood, they both attended the

same primary school, secondary school and

university, and surprisingly they were both

posted to Enugu state for their NYSC. They

had finished their NYSC and were going

back home that

morning, John was not really excited that

morning because he was returning home to

his busy

father who never had time for him and his

mean step mother who hated him because

he was the only male child in the family,

John’s mother had left him with his father

because he was a drunkard and beat her up

every time he drank, he had met John’s step

mother at a club where he usually drank.

John quickly said

his prayers and went to have his bath, when

he came back TJ was still sleeping, John


him and said mumu you no go go bath, TJ

then said ‘were’ and went out to have his


John had finished dressing up when TJ

came in, John was dressed in his Corper

outfit, while

waiting for TJ to finish dressing up he took

his time to cross check his luggage, he then

remembered that he had not picked up his

novel, at least that would entertain him

throughout the long journey to Lagos.

John and TJ went to have their breakfast of

moin–moin and pap at mama Nkechi’s

‘buka’, they then set out to the main road to

look for a taxi to take them to the motor

park, they waited for about 7

minutes before they saw a taxi, after a


of negotiating the taxi driver then agreed to

take them there for 200 naira, they then set

off on the 15 minutes journey to the motor


John looked sideways at TJ, TJ was the last

born of a rich family of 3 girls and he was

the only male child, his 3 sisters were based


the U.S with their mother, while his father

was a busy business man who rarely spent a

week without traveling, TJ was handsome,


was the ladies guy but he was not brilliant

in terms of academics, he graduated with a

second class

lower, TJ also had a knack for getting into


They got to the park and alighted then

settled their taxi driver, it was then TJ tried

hiding his face when he sighted somebody in

the garage, John noticed TJ’s action and

asked oh boy wetin happen? TJ said: padi

mi na one of

those girls I see o, make we do quick go

enter bus, they hurriedly entered a bus with

a Lagos

sign on it, while in the bus TJ put his head

on the seat to hide his face.

John, still a little bit surprised asked, which

girl be that? TJ with his head still on the

chair, it’s

one of those girls who claimed I

impregnated them, John burst into an

uncontrolled laughter which attracted some

passengers in the

bus, so you dey run from your responsibility


Which kind responsibility? Na only me they

dey follow sleep? If she see me for here she

go hook

me down come embarass me for this park.

Luckily for TJ the last passanger entered and they set off, but TJ still had his head on the chair, John with a smile on his face tapped TJ on his head and said Baba Junior carry your head up, TJ grinned and said you don dey craze.

John checked his wrist watch, they had set off around 8 am, John then took a moment to survey the faces of those in the bus, they were six corpers in the bus including them, 4 guys and 2 girls, one of the girls of which he knew, her name was Joy and she was one the few girls he admired.

Joy Parker was epitome of beauty, she was an half-caste, her father was from England and her mother was from Nigeria, John had seen a lot of girls in his lifetime but he could swear she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen, after a while John picked up his novel and got busy, he was reading the broker by John Gresham, he was in the 5th chapter when something happened. Suddenly the woman beside him had an asthma attack, as she tried to use her inhaler it fell outside the bus through the window, John immediately shouted at the driver to stop, when the bus finally came to a halt, John got down and sprinted back in search of the inhaler, he ran for about 50 metres before sighting the inhaler, when he picked it up he ran back to the bus like a mad man and handed the inhaler back to the woman, she then used it and it stopped the attack in a matter of seconds,

John looked sideways only for him to see

that Joy was staring at him, John was

immediately taken aback by her captivating

beauty, she had a

light skin and beautiful brown eyes, they

had eye contact for about 5 seconds before


finally looked away smiling , after the

woman had calmed down she thanked John

for his help

and prayed for him.

Joy knew a trustworthy guy

when she saw one and to her John would be

trustworthy, she had only seen him a few

times around camp but there was something

about him that interested her, after being

cheated on by her ex boyfriend, Joy decided

that she was done with Nigerian men but

may be John was an

exception. TJ was glad he was returning

home, home for him meant he could go out


his father’s cars, go clubbing, bring home

girls and move at his own free will, he


his ordeal with different girls with different

sizes, shapes and skin colour, he was a


unlike his friend John, he felt sorry for John

who didn’t really know what fun was like,

his attention was drawn back by the


of the people in the bus, when he looked to

see what was happening TJ said “Ooo damn

because trouble was ahead of them right in

front of them stood six armed men, the

driver thought about making a run for it but

thought again when he saw a plank full of

nails right in front of him, he had no option


to stop the bus, the armed men ordered

them all out of the bus, and asked them to

surrender all

their valuables and money, the passengers

immediately began to comply, the only thing

John could think of at that moment was

the safety of Joy, he hoped the men would

do nothing more than collect their money

and leave

them alone but he was wrong, the woman

who had an asthma attack earlier suddenly fainted, no one dared go to her aid, the leader of the armed men ordered the corpers and four other passengers into the bus where they were blindfolded, the next thing John heard was gunshots as the remaining passengers were killed in cold blood, the driver of the bus tried to escape but got six bullets into his back as a result of his action, the men then got into the bus and drove off, John’s heart started to beat fast he was half glad that Joy and T.J were in the bus with him, though he didn’t know this men but he knew one thing about them:

“don’t mess with them “, TJ had his heart in

his mouth, he had never had a gun pointed at him before, he didn’t know where these men

were taking them to but he knew it could

not be good.




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3 Comments Add yours

  1. peace says:

    Continue. . . . . Na….. nice story


    1. Mc_Dahmie says:

      Thanks….. Its still on, keep following


  2. Musa Ismail says:

    What a lovely one


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