(Episode 19) Chronicle of a Royal Prince and the Devil Incarnate

Whereas before, it had been dark, I saw light flooding me around. I opened my eyes and saw the white lights with the white linoleum floors. I panicked, was I back in the mental home? Did Nora succeed a second time? I made to get up from the bed, but the pain shot through my side, and I yelped out. Then I saw Banke jump out of the couch close to my bed, she had been sleeping and had been woken up by the sound of my cry.

Banke: “Oh my God, you are awake” she said as tears filled her eyes, she kissed my cheek and rushed out of the room, shouting “Doctor”. Within seconds, two doctors rushed in, with Kunmi and barrister Indimi in tow.

Doctor: “You all should wait outside while we check for his vital signs” one of the doctors said and shooed them away like chickens, while the rest prodded me, and wrote in their pads.

Leke: “What happened to me?”

Doctor: “You were shot and brought by your lady friend. She was quite brave as she said you were pursued by gunmen. The police are outside, waiting for my signal to come in and get your statement” he said as he pointed a tiny light into my eyes. I remembered the incident clearly; I was surprised I was still alive. I thought I had died, but here I was, given another chance. “By whom” a voice in my heart asked. I couldn’t answer that question, so I shrugged it off. Then it hit me like thunderbolt.

Leke: “Doctor, how long have I been here?” I asked in panic.

Doctor: “You have been unconscious for the past three days”

Leke: “Three days?” I asked, my eyes bulging out of their socket. All I was thinking of was the scheduled hearing for the counterfeiting of my father’s last will and testament.

Doctor: “Relax, you had surgery to remove the bullet. You were lucky, if it had gone any lower, it would have hit a vital organ and you would be dead.”

Leke: “Please call barrister Indimi anyway, it is important” I said anxiously.

Doctor: “Don’t go spiking your blood pressure now, I will call him now” he said his eyes on one of the machines plugged to me, as he went out of the room. He came back with barrister Indimi.

Indimi: “You gave me quite a scare, am not as young as I used to be” he said rubbing his eyes wearily.

Leke: ‘Nora tried to kill me” I said assuredly.

Indimi: “We don’t know that for sure, there is no evidence, only motive. It is very circumstantial”

Leke: “What about the hearing?” I asked.

Indimi: “I stalled it, Nora has damaging documents on your father, it is possible of crumpling the Aboderine business dynasty, and she is prepared to do it. She told me so, in many words” the barrister replied.

Leke: “You are telling me the problem, but not the solution, are you not the adult here?” I asked acidly, I was angry at him, even though I shouldn’t.

Indimi: “It depends on you, my hands are tied, we have to get the documents, but how do we do that? The judge wants an answer in two days from today”

Leke: “Answer to what?” I asked quizzically.

Indimi: “If there should be out of court settlement or not. Nora has us by the groin”

Leke: “I do not want any out of court settlement. I would lose everything buy Nora must pay for her crimes” I said vehemently.

Doctor: “You are getting agitated; I think the barrister should leave. I will sedate you so you catch some hours sleep, when you wake, the police will get your statement”

Leke: “My answer is no” I said emphatically, as the doctor inserted the syringe into my vein, and my eyes drooped with drowsiness.

For a week, I was in the hospital recuperating and Banke was by my side, Mary had come to see me, even Prisca. I saw her watch Banke feed me with sad eyes. I loved two women, but I wanted to be with only one, that is Banke.

When I was discharged, I reached out to Mary. I took the time to visit her in her ghetto neighborhood. The visit was important, because the day of the hearing was approaching and anytime now Nora would leak the incriminating documents. She didn’t invite me inside, she brought out a chair and placed it in the long, narrow passage on which rooms faced each other.

Mary: “How is the wound, is it healed?”

Leke: “The pains are almost nonexistent now, but the wound is there” I replied.

Mary: “Thank God you are alive. I want to tell you that I am ready to testify against Nora about her bribing me to change my statement”

Leke: “It is more complicated than that. I need something from that house, and I need Iya Biliki’s help. Only you can contact her”

Mary: “Alright, I will contact her in person. Whatever she says, I will call you and let you know” she said

Leke: “This battle will soon be over” I said and got up abruptly, but my side gave me a sharp pain and I yelped.

Mary: “Careful Leke bobo” she said in the tone she used when I was little. I turned and gave her a hug, I needed it and she needed it too.

At evening, Mary called to tell me that Iya Biliki had agreed to help me. She told me that there was a little back gate at the house that no one used, and truly I didn’t recall any gate like that. I was to be at the gate by 4pm, which was when Nora goes out in the evening. Banke had offered to come with me, but I had refused.

Leke: “Nora doesn’t know that you and your sister are on my side, I want to keep it at that”

Banke: “Be careful, I can’t lose you, baby” she kissed my fingers, she was romantic like that.

At 4pm, I was at the gate, it was rusted and vegetation was already growing on it. I heard a creak and the gate opened slowly.

Iya Biliki: “Oya come fast oh” she said and led a way through a path curved out in the carpet grass. It led to the servants’ area of the house. She didn’t go through the front door, but instead in the servant area, there was a spiral staircase that was dusty like no one used it. She pushed the door open, into a musty room. It was filled with boxes, that, after a closer look, I realized they were my mother’s.

Iya Biliki: “Dey waka come” she said as she opened another door in the room, and I saw that we were in the hallway of the living area. I walked tentatively to my former room, as I remembered from the last time, Nora now occupied the room, and if there was anywhere I could find the documents in this house, it was her bedroom. Iya Biliki stood guard outside while I went in. The room was dimly lit, so I used my phone’s light and navigated the room. I checked everywhere but couldn’t find anything. I was beginning to sweat profusely, I couldn’t search forever, and there was no telling when Nora would be back.

Leke: “Could it be it is in a safe deposit box? Oh no” I whispered to myself and leaned on a wall in defeat, I had failed. If we did an out of court settlement, Nora would demand for anything, it would be my father’s situation all over again. I pushed my hands against the wall to support myself, and it resounded. I looked at it quizzically, and wondered why a brick wall would echo sound. So I moved my hands flat against the wall and found that it was not really a wall, but wood polished to the same color of thee rest of the room. Then, I found a tiny button that I wouldn’t have noticed.  I pressed the button and the wall gave way to reveal a safe. I looked at the dial; there was no way I could get the code, and there was need to be discreet. I put in my father’s birthday, but it didn’t open, i tried the day i went into the mental home, seeing she decided to use my room, but still the safe did not open. I was losing time, and anxious, sweat beads creased my brow even though the room was chilled from the air-conditioner.On impulse, i tried the date of my mother’s death, and heard a click sound, the safe had unlocked. I opened the safe to reveal file folders up to ten, and an object wrapped in a dirty rag. I unwrapped it and behold it was a knife with black things on it like dried blood. My eyes widened as the realization hit, this was the knife used to slash my mother’s throat. I took the documents an d the knife wrapped in the dirty rag and went back the way I had come. As I was rounding the corner, I saw Nora’s range river driving into the compound. I thanked my stars that I had left at the time I did.

The day of the hearing, it was held in the civil court, the case was called and the lawyers deliberated. Barrister Indimi brought out the authentic last will and testament which was back dated, and therefore it invalidated the one that was done in the period of his sickness. But Nora’s lawyer argued that the real will was outdated because Bamidele my father had no hope of seeing his son, and so he gave all, to the only survivor of his family, that is his wife Nora.

I whispered to Indimi, I didn’t mind if I was playing my card early, it was the only concrete proof, I couldn’t sit here and watch Nora’s lawyer turn everything upside down.

Indimi: “There is one more piece of evidence, a voice from the grave” he said dramatically. Nora turned to look at him, wondering what he was on about.

Question: What is the piece of evidence, and will it help Adeleke get back all that rightfully belongs to him?

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162 Comments

  1. Ade love I wonder wat my days would have been without all dis ur wonderful stories even thou I don’t get to comment am ur big fan love u.

  2. Good Evening ALC7Fs,
    Wowing the weekend special this is for sure….

    That would be the murder weapon, the knife….and yes it would go a long way to NAIL Nora in…..lets see how it goes…

    Up&Forward

  3. Hmmm.
    The tension is too much.
    Well, it’s the prove that Nora killed Leke’s mother maybe the knife will have her finger print or something else.

  4. The letter his father gave him and the videos made by him and banke are the piece of evidence which will help him win the case..

  5. The last piece of evidence will be the knife stained with Mrs Aboderin’s blood I think. Or maybe not bit whatever it is, it will help leke get back what is his. Great job guys. Neessttt!

  6. the document and the knife found on it will be the best evidence to neal the case. I can see the downfall of Nora.

  7. He’s gonna win the case… The voice evidence might be the recorded voice of his father pronouncing his will with his own voice

  8. The knife, thats their only way to win the case….. They will test her finger print and it will match…. Leke will get everything back and marry the woman he has come to love (Banke) prisca will for give him and even be their maid of honour….. The war is coming to an end…..

  9. A voice from the grave, what could that be? Could it be the knife he found in the save or the letter bamidele left for his son? Still wondering

  10. I wish dis story can be made into a movie, it will become d movie of the century…..i love the suspense, kudos to u guys

  11. I enjoyed this story. Its the best so far. Leke is extremely brilliant for his age. The evidence is d knife nora used to kill leke’s mum. Perhaps a DNA test or a finger print test will expose her. Nora will meet her end. With all she has done I think d mental institution ought to be her permanent abode let her have a taste of been there.That’s if she doesn’t commit suicide as an easy way out. Like is surely a go getter. Kudos adelove.keep it up. Piece of advice,your stories should be turned into short movies you know. Do contact Dstv.

  12. I think is d murder weapon and other documents dt Leke collected from d save..and ofcourse it will help him to possess his possession

  13. How could Nora b dis careless ..after all this years she still has the knife in her possession… Well Nora ur end has come ….leke has wit him a greater possession dat will send u 2 jail

  14. am very sure Leke will win d case….d piece of evidence was Mary and Iya Bilki wit d addition of wat Leke found in d box frm d safe

  15. Adeleke will get back all his father property. Nora have already lose with the document that is now in Adeleke hand. Happy weekend adelive

  16. i think it’s d letters in d brown envelope dat his Dad sent him and those documents he retrieved from Nora’s room, also d knife wrap in a dirty rag……..
    God helps him.

  17. The piece of evidence is the knife and old documents leke found in Nora’s safe.
    Thank God for leke bravery. He would get all that belongs to him.

  18. The evidence is the knife and fake documents,it will finally nail Nora and Adeleke will take what rightfully belong to him

  19. The evidence is the knife and some other vital clue to the death of Leke’s mum. Not too happy now because I am finding it difficult to access this site the way I use to.

  20. The evidence was the file and the knife he found in Nora’s room, I believe the file will contain things/evidence no one has ever hear about.

  21. I think the Evidence is the Knife and the documents or the letter from his Late father; And with that He will win the cast.

  22. The piece of evidence is the knife Nora used in killing leke’s mother. It will help him win this case. Am so happy for adeleke. His parents will be happy in their graves .

  23. The knife nd documents its can be used to nailed nora…..iya biliki nd mary can also testify to nora wickedness upon leke bobo.
    ..its a vital evidence……nora cant xcape this one…..she wil surely go 2 jail nd accussed of murderer……at the end of this story banke nd leke wil marry eachother nd leke hv his inheritance bak frm that devil incarnate…..adelove nd crew i learnt a lot frm this story cant wait for next episode………..

  24. Leke has so many evidence that he could use against Nora. The knife, the letter of the dad, Mary and even the various recordings

  25. Adeleke has got most useful document from the house…….. i tried the date of my mother’s
    death, and heard a click sound, the safe had unlocked. I opened
    the safe to reveal file folders up to ten, and an object wrapped in
    a dirty rag. I unwrapped it and behold it was a knife with black
    things on it like dried blood. My eyes widened as the realization
    hit, this was the knife used to slash my mother’s throat. I took
    the documents an d the knife wrapped in the dirty rag and went
    back the way I had come. As I was rounding the corner, I saw
    Nora’s range river driving into the compound. I thanked my
    stars that I had left at the time I did.

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