June 5, 2021 at 4:19 pm #1452253ValentineAdmin
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Mama Iyabo was the second wife of Pa Ikubo. She was loved and respected by all in the village because of her kindness and philanthropy. She was a beautiful, light skinned woman who looked younger as she aged.
Elders used her as an example for other women, she was the standard. Children would often leave their parents home for her house for they were sure of eating the delicious meals she made for them. In fact, whenever one didn’t see their children at home, they just went directly to Mama Iyabo’s house for them.
To everyone in the village, Mama Iyabo was just a nice woman who loved children, who went to the church fellowship every evening. A focused christian who was a friend to everyone.
What they didn’t know what was she did every midnight.
Now, Mama Iyabo belonged to the coven of ruthless witches that haunted the village. This witches would leave their physical bodies at home at the heart of midnight, locked up in their rooms. Then in the spiritual realm, they would turn into vicious animals like owls, snakes, spiders, cats and bats before heading to their victims houses to plague them with misery, tying up their fortunes and good lucks. They would return to their bodies very early the next morning, to repossess it.
Mama Iyabo was single handedly responsible for most of the atrocities committed in the village. She was aspiring and diligent, for the more they killed, their ranks and positions in the witch kingdom soared higher.
If Mama Iyabo was asked to bring a child, she brought three and if she was asked to kill a family, she included their neighbour.
Among those children that swarmed her house everyday, she killed one for sacrifice each month. And how would they parents of the dead child know when hundreds of children filled her house each day. Surely, killing one or two children each month won’t raise suspicion. And before those children died, they all fell ill. A certified sickness supposedly caused by a normal disease.
In fact, Mama Iyabo was responsible for the suffering her co-wife was passing through.
Ayisha was the third wife of Pa Ikubo. She had lost all of her ten children at infancy. None of those children lived pass the age of three. People said her children were Abiku – a series of spirits from no where who were born as children only to die shortly after or later in their youthful age, repeating the cycle again, causing the unfortunate mother, pain.
People didn’t know that it was in fact Mama Iyabo who killed those children at infancy, she would s--k the blood and soul of these children through the spiritual realm when she went to offer help to Ayisha, killing them spiritually even before they were born. Mama Iyabo swore that Ayisha would never have a child in her arms, she swore to make earth a living hell for the other woman.
Because Ayisha was their husband’s favorite, the one he adored the most. The youngest and the most beautiful among them all.
Ayisha and her husband had sought help in many medicine places to stop her children from dying but it all were futile. Sometimes, Mama Iyabo herself took Ayisha to churches to see if she would get help, a devious plan from her side to appear kind and innocent. It finally reached to a point where Ayisha hated to see herself pregnant.
It was one early morning when the moon was still present in the sky that Ayisha had gone over to Mama Iyabo’s room to wake her, for the other woman had promised to take her to a church in the next town and they had planned to leave early so they’ll return on time.
Ayisha tapped on the room’s door but Mama Iyabo didn’t answer, she knocked louder yet there was no reply. Her knocking increased both in volume and interval, to the point where her knuckles turned red yet no one answered the door. Panic gripped Ayisha, perhaps Mama Iyabo was sick.
She called her husband and together they knocked on Mama Iyabo’s door, loudly yet there was no reply. The sound of the incessant knocks attracted the neighbours who also joined in knocking, yelling the woman’s name to see if she would wake.
They finally broke the door to find Mama Iyabo’s pale lifeless corpse on her bed. They shook her frenetically but she didn’t wake. It was evident that the woman was gone, she was dead.
Wails and cries shook the whole place for the woman was loved. Women danced around on the ground in pain, they had lost a formidable member. Men stared in pity, shaking their heads side to side in sympathy. Pa Ikubo, his wives and children were consoled and comforted by the weeping neighbours.
Soon, a hearse was called to take Mama Iyabo to a nearby mortuary and minutes later, everyone began to disperse to their houses, their paces slow, ladened with sorrow.
Mama Iyabo returned from her nightly activities to find that her body was gone, she knew it was over for her for they were told that once their bodies were moved, they can’t inhabit it again. She was dead this time, for real. She cried and cried, begging their queen mother to spare her for she was one of her most diligent soul bringers but her request was denied. Soon, the cold hands of death came to take her to the other side, to cross over.
For years after the death of Mama Iyabo, the villagers still spoke of her, of her goodness and kindness. They spoke about her and still used her as an example for other women. They claimed she was a good woman who was killed untimely by the jealous people who resented her because of how she was loved. They believed she was killed by someone for she suffered no illness, some people even pointed their fingers on Pa Ikubo’s other wives.
!+1June 6, 2021 at 6:46 am #1452343Dela CruiseMember
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The wages of sin is death though her evil plots remained unknown.
nice writeup0June 6, 2021 at 7:57 am #1452354SlimvMember
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Nice one keep it up0June 6, 2021 at 8:33 am #1452360Ubi KyleMember
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Na God Catch Am0June 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm #1452387@esthyMember
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Nice short story0June 6, 2021 at 6:45 pm #1452412σиєαℓ32Member
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too bad0June 6, 2021 at 9:01 pm #1452426GraceMember
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Love the way she died, wicked witch0June 7, 2021 at 11:57 am #1452519Orry-functionMember
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What a wicked woman. At last the junior wife is now good to have her children.0
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