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    Oluchukwu 2
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    I jumped down immediately with goosebumps all over my body. I was visibly shaken and couldn’t utter a word. My comrades who were surprised at the sudden change in my countenance asked what I saw? I didn’t say a word, rather I made a gesture that they should look. Another boy amongst us climbed the fence, saw what I saw and jumped down immediately. Before the others could ask him what he saw, he burst into tears. I guess that must have been the most heart wrenching sight he had beheld.

    While he cried, he told the others what he saw. He told them that Olly was eating human excreta while her mistress beats her with a cane. No one amongst us felt okay after hearing that. It was the most inhumane thing we had ever heard or experienced. There and then, we decided to avenge for Olly. We decided that since we couldn’t openly confront Olly’s hosts, we should resort to mischievousness which was our stock in trade. We initially thought of inflicting bodily harm to their kids but remembered that would be punishing the kids for what they didn’t do. Then we devised other means.

    We started with deflating the four tyres of their cars any time we had the opportunity. We did that so frequently that they (Olly’s hosts) dared not park their cars anywhere outside their compound. After that we turned to breaking the louvres (glasses) in their house. We would wait until everybody had left the house (between 11 and 12 in the morning), then we’d climbed their fence and use stone to break as many louvres as we could. We’d make mocking faces, mimicking how they’d look when they’d discover the damage we had caused to their home.

    The height of it was when we sneaked into their compound and broke the headlights and taillights of two of their cars. With that, we were satisfied that we had fully avenged what that devil’s incarnate did to our Olly. I believe they must have thought that their political opponents were after them not knowing it was us, the kings of the street that were protesting for our female colleague, Olly. Gradually things returned to normal between the two camps. The normalcy which was flogging, beating and maltreating Olly without asking her to eat human excreta.

    By then Olly had started coming to school again. She had started enjoying the food we stole from different sources just for her satisfaction again. She then told us why she stopped coming to school for some days. “Blood started coming out from that place I use to urinate (menstruation but we didn’t know what it was then) and my auntie said I should not go anywhere until it stops”, Olly said. She also told us that the blood flowed for four days and during these days, she was in great pains (cramp) which seemed like she was going to die. When we asked her what her auntie did when that blood was coming out, she replied “she told me to be using my clothes to clean it. She also said I should not come near the kitchen or close to her children”.

    We thanked God that she’d become alright and promised to bring her more food to replenish the blood she had lost. She was so happy that we her real ‘family’ were there for her. But then, about three weeks later, Olly stopped coming to school again. We didn’t see her for a whole week. We thought the blood started coming out again and would eventually stop. But so much time passed with no sign of Olly. When we couldn’t wait any longer, we decided to go and check on the only female member of our cartel.

    As usual, one of us climbed the fence at their backyard. Olly saw him, smiled and gave him a signal that the coast was clear. We hurriedly entered. She was washing some babies’ clothes when we arrived. But she didn’t look well. She looked so pale and weak. When we go closer, we discovered that she had a very big cut on her head. This cut which was covered with just gentian violet (GV) was decaying and smelling. She told us that her boss used a breakable plate on her head for not changing the baby’s napkin one time. She also said they asked her never to leave the house until the cut heals. We felt so bad but couldn’t do anything. We only helped her with her house chores and promised to return the next day with things we’d use to treat her wound.

    After we left, we tasked ourselves with bringing medical supplies we’d use to treat Olly the next day. But little did we know that the next day was so far away. We woke up to the news that our Olly had drowned in the well in their compound. Our Olly had suffered till the end of her short stay on earth. While I cried for Olly’s demise, my mind had many thoughts running through it.

    Could it be that Olly died from an infection in the cut on her head and her hosts threw her into the well to cover up? Could it be that either of her hosts hit her in that fragile condition and she gave up the ghost?and they threw her into the well to cover up? Could it be that our Olly couldn’t take the harshness of this wicked world any longer and decided end it all by taking her life? Or could it be that she was too weak to support her body while she was by the well and fell in?

    Even as I cried with these many thoughts in my mind, a part of me was happy that Olly had left this wicked world. She had gone to a place of rest and bliss where those monsters in human form can not hurt her anymore.

    Rest in peace Oluchukwu
    By Tochukwu Anozie

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    JakeJake
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    Olly shouldn’t deserve this maltreatment. I wonder if it is a true story.

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    JakeJake
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    Tragic event

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    senator danielsenator daniel
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    What a sad story

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    Aziel KarlAziel Karl
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    So painful

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    A. KhadiimA. Khadiim
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    Very heartbroken

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    RoyalGoldRoyalGold
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    Soo tragic!

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    What a sad life she lived…

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