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    THE JOURNEY
    December 2020 is a date I will never forget in a hurry, I took a week leave from my place of work and was traveling from Ibadan down to Kaduna.

    Normally I love embarking on night journey using Macopolo as I will get my required sleep and also wake up at Kaduna without stress of hold up or stopping at check points. This time I decided to take the first car from Ibadan so that means I will be traveling during the day time.

    I got to the park and was lucky to get the first car living for Kaduna, it was a seinna car and I was to sit alone at the front seat, what more can be lovely than this?
    I asked for the driver from the agbero loading our car and he answered me ” he dey come no worry chairman mi you go enjoy did trip aswear”.

    The driver showed up with red eyes looking like one who just fought the devil, inside me I knew this can only be the work of alcohol and to think of this man as our driver sent down goose bumps all over my body. I greeted him and he answered, he asked if I was the one sitting on the front seat and I answered in affirmative.

    We left the park 7:00 am on the dot and as we approached the express Oga driver brought out 12 sachets of best whiskey gin, wahala don wear cover shoes na him ring for my head.
    Immediately Oga driver downed 3 sachets and was boasting about his drinking ability, it was that very moment I remembered I’ve not prayed yet.

    I was one that will wait for another person to suggest prayers when traveling but I turned back and asked the rest of the passengers to please join me in prayers, I prayed with so much passion am sure even the angels were answering amen to my prayers.

    Around Gbagi market still within Ibadan metropolis Oga driver hit an okada man carrying two ladies, we were stopped by Road safety officials and argument ensued between our driver the okada man and the Road safety officials.
    I dropped down and searched for a safe spot watching the heated argument from afar, if you know Ibadan pretty well you’ll agree with me that an argument of such can lead to a fight. Make person no for come knack me juju (jazz) for nothing.

    After what seems like ages they came to an agreement that the driver should give the okada man and his passengers money to go treat themselves before he will be allowed to live, he gave them the money and we moved.
    A lady behind my seat was busy insulting the okada man and road safety officials in Yoruba dialect, she was charging the driver to speed more as we were delayed by the incident that happened and we still have a long way to go.

    I looked at this woman and was like ” it’s like they’re following you from the village speed bawo? shabi you haff born and you don’t want me to see my own kids abi?”.
    The driver increased the speed and I found myself singing ” Take control Lord, take control lord, take control lord, take control lord”, I knew this journey will be full of repentance, prayer for protection.

    I was prayer deep down when Oga driver brought out another 4 sachets and finished it, I was like ” oluwa wa gba control” ah I paid money to a killer. This driver must be a hire killer, how can you take 8 sachets of gin while driving and still having like 8 more left?
    I stylishly tried to caution him and another uncle that devil has decided to use asked the driver to give him two sachets to join him.

    That very moment I saw the devil in his purest form as in he’s without a tail just wearing a jean and shirt to go with, that uncle was the perfect description of the devil. The driver quickly handed him the two sachets of whiskey and uncle finished it at once ” shay you have served in a shrine before was the silent question I asked uncle in my heart o”.

    We were approaching Illesha Osun state when driver started giving us gist about how he escaped from one particular check point along that same road we were plying, my people is devil not wonderful?
    I started sweating when he said the soldiers at the check point told him they will definitely catch him, he bursted into a wild laughter with nothing funny been said and he turned back to that small devil hunckle asking him ” shay I dey feel me nah egbon?” People of God at that point my spirit already wore it’s white garment waiting for the unexpected.

    I shouted at him and he was like Oga no be only you dey dis motor oo, woman no fear self na you dey shake like machine way dem put am for slow. I was still praying calling the names of all the angels in heaven, am very sure the angel in charge of journey mercy would’ve reported me to God because I kept asking him to come close to me and never live my side.

    I drafted into sleep while praying and woke up to see us at Kabba Bunu Kogi state, oluwa did your angels flew with our car? I was surprised, it was written all over my face and Oga driver looked at me and said ” Seen as you dey happy shabi if I match car small na u dey complain pass “. I kept quiet and just focused on the road as if I was the one driving the car, we soon stopped to eat and I followed the driver to make sure he didn’t buy more whiskey.

    Indeed he bought more even when I tried persuading him not to uncle devil that brother cake and encouraged him to buy more which he did, we soon left the restaurant and continued with our journey. When we got to Lokoja Oga driver meet another colleague of his and the other driver was telling him let’s see who gets to Abuja first, it was then I understood the comment when Jesus said it is finished.

    Right before my eyes they’re using my life to play formula 1, chai Jesus if I survive this journey I promise I will never do bad things again. I will do anything u want me to and will go anywhere u want me to. They were overtaking other cars from the left side and right side, that woman in our car was hailing our driver and asking him not to carry last ” mama is like you forgot the kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent taketh it by force, I will knock ya head”.

    They continued this way until we got to Dikko and our driver won the speeding competition, he was asking me if he did well ” Oga you will never do well in dis life” after using me for formula one u have the guts to ask if dat stupid question?
    I gave him dat looks that told him no try dis brother again o and am sure he understood and never bothered me again.

    When we got to Abuja junction where I will drop the driver asked me what I think of his driving, are you serious? I looked at him and said ” if you see me close to your carnext time please driver me to hell” am too young to get BP on top motor way I pay for person to drive me.

    When I got home I rushed to the toilet, afterwards I thanked God for journey mercy, not too long I was telling my friend you’re mad, e be like say something dey wrong with your head. I forgot all the promise I made am sure God had a good laugh that very day and the angels were happy finally as their names will rest for the day.

    ™ Gankon Ezekiel Dennis

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    timson
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    Now the angels we have rest of mind because of you…

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    timson
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    Love this 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

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    Dela Cruise
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    I swear some drivers do dine with death with their overspeeding and overtaking or uncalled for competitions with fellow drivers.

    nice story…

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    Orry-function
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    Wow, this is great

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    Grace
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    Nice story

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    Nice story and at last angel will rest but next time get down

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