(Final Episode, 24) Chronicle of a Royal Prince and the Devil Incarnate

Judge: “What can you say, the trial is over”

Nora: “I did not attack Mary the nanny, Jolomi did” she exclaimed. I turned to barrister Indimi and nodded my head. I had been pondering on the possibility that a man attacked Mary, because of the way the legs were mangled, so much that she needed rehabilitation before she could walk again.

Judge: “Who is Jolomi?”

Nora: “Let me tell you a quick story, and perhaps you all, even you Adeleke , will understand why I did all these. I did it for love”

Nora’s Story

I met Jolomi while working as the executive secretary to the late Bamidele, my late husband. Jolomi was a low level staff, he was not earning much. In fact, I was earning more than he was. We started seeing each other and I fell in love with him. But soon he changed, he was always complaining of having no money, while I had money. I was not complaining and I tried not to make him uncomfortable. He was living in a fucking boys’ quarter when I met him, I rented a one bedroom flat for him, so that he would not be complaining so much about my one bedroom apartment. But Jolomi was never satisfied, he began to tell me of his parents, how they were abysmally poor and how he tried to escape poverty by getting an education, but how the situation in the country was fucking him up.

I wanted to help, but the kind of money Jolomi needed, I didn’t have. One day I was going through some files I was working on for Bamidele. I stumbled on an anomaly, when I talked about it with Jolomi, in a light manner, talking about how Nigerians could not do without corruption; Jolomi took it upon himself to investigate. It happened that the fraud went back many years. Jolomi put together a file, and asked me to blackmail Bamidele with it.

But Jolomi was not satisfied, he always said, “Why fetch water in a cup, when we can have the whole damn well”. We extorted a huge amount of cash from Bamidele, but Jolomi always wanted more. He told me I should blackmail Bamidele into marrying me, he said when we get what we wanted, I would divorce Bamidele, and he would marry me. I killed Folake because Jolomi asked me to, then when I complained about Mary, he took care of it.

I did it all for him, but the moment I made him President, he got married to a woman I am sure he was dating even while we were together. Why should I carry this punishment alone when it is obvious I only danced the piper’s tune?

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Judge: “Your story changes nothing. The sentence stands, but of course Jolomi will be arrested and made to face the appropriate jail term. This is a lesson to ladies, love cannot be bought with money, if it is not there, it is not. And anything that would make you stain  your hands with blood, is definitely not love” he hit the gavel with finality and  left the courtroom. The media people went into a frenzy as they clicked their cameras a zillion times to capture all the emotions playing across Nora’s face.  I shook my head, instead of anger, I felt pity for her.

The date of the hanging was scheduled to take place in a fortnight (two weeks). During this time, I was filled with mixed feelings. Finally my mother was getting justice, but did Nora deserve to die. I had forgiven her according to the commandment of God, even though it took me a while to get to that point where I could forgive her for everything she made me go through. Banke was always there to give me support, she became like a second soul to me, I began to believe Genesis, and the story of God’s creation. Banke was really made from my rib, she knew me like the back of her palms, she knew what I was thinking even though I was not saying it out loud.

One day, we were at home, a few days to Nora’s hanging, we were watching the news, it was mid day. The EFCC had pardoned my father Bamidele Aboderine for the fraud he committed, on the orders of the President. According to the News  anchor, the president was impressed by my honesty, and since my father was no longer alive to answer for his crimes, there was no need seizing the properties. The president also believed that under me, the companies would be free of fraudulent practices.

Leke: “Oh my God” I exclaimed, I could not believe my ears. Almost immediately, my phone rang, it was barrister Indimi calling.

Leke: “Barrister, are you seeing the news on MBC?” I asked, my voice was filled with joy and laughter.

Barrister Indimi: “Yes son, which is why I am calling. I don’t know that your God, but I want to know him. Do you believe this is the first time; the EFCC is returning properties seized where there is proof of fraud? This is nothing short of a miracle” he said, if I could see his face, I knew he would be looking puzzled.

Leke: “It is the Lord’s doing, I left it in the hands of God and he fought for me”

Barrister Indimi: “Not wanting to be a kill joy, but I need to tell you the reality of things. Expect the company to experience hardship because many investors will leave, they will sell their stock at very low prices, devaluing the company’s stock in the market. You should be ready”

Leke: “Why should I be troubled, God who started this, will finish it” I replied, I promised to call at his office the next day. I went back into the sitting room because I had gone into the dining area to receive the call.

Banke: “We need to celebrate, so many good news. Jolomi has been arrested, you know he ran away, his wife has been in police custody ever since. She finally gave up his location, and the police have apprehended him, he is looking at nothing less than fourteen years” she said pointing to the television.

Leke: “God be praised, things are falling into pleasant places” I said and hugged her. She went to the refrigerator and brought out a cold bottle of red wine.

Banke: “This calls for celebration”.

On the day that Nora would be hanged, I dressed up in black, Banke refused to go, she could not stand the sight. I would have been absent but the government insisted I had to witness that justice was served to the case. She was brought to the gallows dressed in a black dress. Her hair was combed and in an up swept bun, she had her face made up, she was beautiful, except for a few wrinkles. The priest stood before her and prayed for her soul, and then he asked her to make restitution. Faced with imminent death, Nora began to weep.

Nora: “I am sorry for all I did. Adeleke, if you could ever try, please forgive me for what I did to you and your family. I am so sorry. If I was given another chance at life, I would do things differently” she cried.

Leke: “I forgive you” I shouted from a few feet away where I sat with the prison officials and Barrister Indimi. I had forgiven her a long time ago, and I thought hanging her was a waste of life. Right there and then, I made a decision, I was going to read Law, and become a lawyer, for the sole purpose of abolishing the death penalty, and saving as much convicts as I could, from death.

After the priest was done, Nora was led to a raised platform, and a noose was tied around her, at the count of three, the platform was pushed from under her feet, and in a few seconds, Nora was dead. I couldn’t help it, I burst into tears. Hanging there, she was limp and lifeless; all the power she wielded meant nothing at this moment. A portion of the bible filtered into my mind;

“For the wages of sin, is death”

After a week, the media was getting tired of the story of Nora’s hanging, it had run its course, people were more concerned with those who were living, than those who were dead. But, all barristers Indimi told me, was coming to pass. After the EFCC gave me back Balon Oil, investors began to withdraw, many sold their stock at pitiable prices, I tried buying back as much as I could, but the mass sale devalued our stock price in the stock market. I had gotten back the company, but it was failing.

I met grandfather, and discussed the issue with him, the frail old man told me to organize a remembrance for my parents, and he would make sure the elite of the country were present and then I could make a sale pitch.

Banke: “Leave the planning to me, I got you” she said when I told her, what the Oba, my grandfather had said. And she outdid herself.

On the day of the remembrance, the elite of the country, from the length and breadth of the country gathered to remember my parents. The Oba was present, carried on a dais which was borne by four pallbearers. During the event, when it was time for me to give a speech, I stood up and took the podium.

Leke: “Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for being with me today to remember my parents who died through unfavorable circumstances. But the bible said, in all things we should give thanks, and I thank God because He knows why he allowed the things that happened. My parents are gone, but I am here to fill the big shoes that they left behind. I know some of you say in your hearts, what can this little boy  do? What I can do is transform the money you give to me to riches. If you follow my story for the past months, you will see that I am a fighter, not a quitter. My parents left a legacy, and I want to continue the legacy, wouldn’t you rather put your money where there is a purpose? Balon oil is more than a company to me; it is a part of my parents that I can hold on too, so you know I will never give up on it. Put your money where there is purpose and integrity. Give me your money and I will make you richer than you are now” i said peering into their eyes. I was begging, but i was doing it elegantly.

Suffice it to say, after the remembrance, investors better than the ones we had before flocked to the company, I knew they also were prodded by my maternal grandfather. And like a phoenix, the company rose from its ashes.

THREE YEARS LATER

The company flourished beyond my expectations, barrister Indimi was by my side all through, taking care of all my legal needs. In three years we had grown into a conglomerate, I was super rich, richer than my parents had been. I was happy and my investors were happy, because they received great turnover on their investments. Life was sweet.

I opened a fashion training institute, as a subsidiary of Fola Fashion House, where the less privileged could come in and acquire fashion skills for entrepreneurship, at the paltry sum of two thousand naira, it was my way of giving back to the society. I also made Mary the administrator of the institute, if she could manage an unruly child like me, she could damn well manage a fashion institute.

On this day, the 14th of February, life was sweeter. I was getting engaged to the love of my life, and the woman who stood by me through it all. I was twenty now, and though Banke was a few years older than me, it didn’t matter, who was counting? She looked very beautiful in her champagne gold sequined gown. I personally designed the gown for her, I knew her very well, even the contours of her body, therefore, the gown was a perfect fit because it was designed with so much love.

Leke: “You are so beautiful, ife mi” I told her as we stood on the starboard of the cruise boat we had rented for the occasion. The noise of the music and our guest was behind us as we peered into the calm waters.

Banke: “Your love makes me so beautiful” she replied.

Prisca: “Here are the lovebirds” she said coming to join us, with her boyfriend Lucas, a white man she met in South Africa on a vacation. I had apologized to Prisca for leading her on even when I was still seeing Banke. She forgave me, and my apology helped her move on from the impossible love she felt for me.

Lucas: “They are the most beautiful couple I ever seen” he said smiling. Banke rushed to embrace Prisca, seeing her she was convinced that everything was alright between them. She always worried that Prisca was still carrying hurt feelings.

Leke: “We should toast”

Prisca: “Yes we should, but not here. Come in, your friends and loved ones are waiting for you” she said and pulled Banke inside the boat. I saw the faces of people who had stood by me through the struggle, people like Mary, even Iya Biliki.

Iya Biliki: “Ha, small boy turn a biggie man” she sang and danced in a funny way.

Prisca: “Let’s toast to the couple of the year. May their love be ever sweet” she said and everyone raised their glasses. I looked upwards at the night sky bedazzled with stars like diamonds, and felt that my mother was watching from heaven, and she was smiling at her beloved son, Leke Bobo.

…..The End

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205 Comments

  1. Wow

    Thumbs up ALC&Fs,

    What a graphical narrative.

    Moral , we can’t play God we can never be too smart with all the scheming and what not…..

    Salute to everyone who followed this very instructive account to completion from start.

    Night…. And a blest week!

    Up&Forward

  2. Wooow so touching. am shedding tears now. Leave it all to God and he will fight for you. Leke am so Api for you. this story is a deep lesson to us all. gud one Adelove.

  3. I am so happy for Leke bobo and also Banke. The evil that men do live with them. Let’s be careful. Nora is a pity that you didn’t look before you leaped

  4. At long last, the beautiful, intriguing story comes to an end. Thanks to adelove, may God bless you. The lessons are unending.please keep it up.

  5. Don’t force yourself on anyone and no one can buy love, nothing is hidden under the sun, whats gonna be gonna be and above all one with God is majority. Thanks Adelove.

  6. I love happy endings to stories like this, good one adelove,, leke deserves all he got at the end, though Nora was killed by hanging, the law should have sentenced her to life in prison without parole so she can have enough time to ponder on all her evil acts and maybe repent and seek Forgiveness to become a better person, and like the judge said you can never force or buy love, if its not there , its not there.. Women be wise . good one adelove

  7. Hmmm.. wow I’m impressed with this story. It has really added more to my life and soul.. Thank you guys for a well written and scripted story…. Expecting the next one to be superb that this…

  8. Great line, I was kept interested and wanting to get the next episode each time one ended. Adelove, you guys made my week.

  9. Awesome!!!
    Adelove, you guys are wonderful. This story is epic, thank you so much for writing this beautiful story. More grease to your elbow.

  10. Wow…my first time commenting…I said I was going to be on the observing team here but mehnnnn this story couldn’t let me and I can’t possibly be @rest if I don’t commend Adelove team…You guys are supa AH-MAZING and “Chronicle of a Royal Prince and Devil Incarnate” is my best…Keep it up guys as I look forward to yet another interesting stories to come.

  11. Wow,what an happy ending……thanks a bunch Adelove & Crew,U guys are the best.Anticipating for the next superb story.

  12. We need God in all we do in life, God has the final say in one’s life and forgiveness is equally important in life. Adelove may God continue to strengthen your effort

  13. The root of all evil is money and we should know what we do bcos of love. God’s love is d greatest. Inspiring story

  14. Wow am impressed this story is superb, i learnt alot frm this story criously. This is a lesson for everyone out there, money cant buy love or happiness,the rich also cry and it takes two people to be in a relationship not one. Thanks adelove luv u guys.

  15. Whaooo am so much in love wit dis story, is gud to be closer to God, he has a way wia we thought dia is no way…..tnk u Adelove ne

  16. Captivating, trilling, grilling, emotional and most of all the story of love and forgiveness is told.. Thank you Ade love

  17. wow…..what a nice story with beautiful ending, so my instinct was right frm d beginning that Leke will fall in love with Banke that it will leads to marriage, thanks Adelove for keeping my days

  18. An interesting story,a beautiful ending….A pleasant life at the beginning to a sour one leading to a better ending. Life won’t be fair at some point but wt God, one is sure of a safe landing.

  19. Beautiful ending. Really Leke deserved all he got and banke too was well rewarded for being with it. Really Adelove and crew you really outdid yourself Thank you

  20. Whats a beautiful story nd wonderful end. It is a lesson every one shld learn Love can never b bought with money

  21. Wow, what a story…better than a movie itself! Big kudos Adelove crew, you guys are the best…. And congrats to our hero, Leke Bobo #smiles

  22. Wow.. what a happy ending.. indeed d wages of sin is death! God lead us through! Thanks adelove. first to none.#kisses

  23. Wow! What a beautiful ending. Your stories also reflect the importance if serving God in truth and in spirit. Thank you Adelove.

  24. Joining this blog is one of the best decisions I made lately, full of life lessons. Thumbs up adelove crew. You guys are great!

  25. wow, I trust Adelove crew, dey always give their fans d best from d start to d finish, so happy for leke bobo and bankz, nice story with a nice ending,

  26. Wao, wat a heart touching story.
    To Adelove and crew, more greese to ur elbow and the sky is your starting point by his grace (Amen). First comment ever since…

  27. Wow what an interesting, captivating and educative story. It’s really a lesson to ladies who think they can buy love and force themselves to any man. It’s also a lesson to greedy n weak men who cannot stand up as men and do that which the Lord has commanded them to do. Am really impressed by Leke Bobo character because he found God even in the midst of this challenges and God saw him true all the way. It is pertinent to note that Without God we are nothing but dust. Adelove thumps up to u guys for a well constructive story. I think this is the first story I have really commented from the beginning to the end, it kept me glue to my phone and PC. Well done guys, waiting for another interesting piece from u. Goodnight

  28. wow is an happy ending story I really enjoy is one is different 7gbosa for you guys you are the best……… waiting for more

  29. Best story I have read on this website. Adelove keep it up as the sky is your limit with these stories that are so intriguing. Also there are things to be learnt like not trying to use science to know if there is the Almighty God or not. Faith is what it takes to comprehend and believe there’s the One and Only God. Cheers!

  30. Wow,this is so interesting,I love the story,i just have to comment(my first comment though),Adelove,u guys are the real deal,muaaahhhhhh,pls more stories.

  31. CONGRATULATIONS, LEKE BOBO, I pray as the good Lord fought for you, to do likewise for our country Nigeria. God bless Adelove and crew, God bless Nigeria.

  32. Seriously, it was a awesome story with good ending… Alot of lesson has been pass across to us.. Give thanks to God in all situation… Welldone AdeLove and Crew members

  33. This is so so interesting. Your stories are much more interesting than africa magic this days. Thumbs up joo

  34. Wao……happy ending….very interesting, captivating nd educating story……never a dull moment from episode one to d last episode……happy 4 leke Bobo and Banke……hmmmm…Nora so sorry 4 ruining ur life 4 a msn dat doesn’ even love u 4 a second bt 4 his selfish interest………itz a lesson 4 ladies…….Weldone Adelove crew.

  35. I want to quote the bible(Matthew 6:33) it says Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His rightousness and all those things(All other things) shall be added unto you.
    I thank God for you Adeleke that U found God and U seek His rightousness and every other things was added unto you Just as the scripture said.

    Good Story Adelove.

  36. So so superb,I love d finishing. Oh what a happy ending. Its really a great story. ALC well done,u guyz v done a gr8 job on dis stories. Wating patiently 4 anoda story. Swt drms.

  37. kudos to Adelove.com u did well on this, it a very big lesson for we youth of today not to give up no matter the circumstances and but God first in everything we are doing and it will be well, Adelove am with u always

  38. Hmm, in the life of Leke bobo, it’s been God All these while till the end. “the bible says, go to the people of old and ask, have anyone trusted in me and got disappointed?” Leke, grace and destiny has spoken for you enjoy your birth right. To ALC, I will forever appreciate you guys, you are wonderful. and to you all ALF, you are not left behind. God bless you all.

  39. To Allah be d glory Leke finally get dere but as 4 d Nora it will serve as lesson for people like her. Kudos to adelove

  40. seek ye first the kingdom of God and every other thing shall be added unto you. Thank God for leke. He sought God afterwards and things turn out for good for him. But Adelove crew, the way u guys are writing about this leke at 16 years, one would think he’s already an adult. Nice job. though, keep it up. I love u guys. Even on my sick bed last nite, I couldn’t help but peep into my phone, until a nurse came and seized my phone. kudos

  41. Halleluyah to d Lord, 4 d beginning, d middle nd d end of dis story……. Very touching. Much grace to ur elbow Adelove nd crew.

  42. Wow. Dis story is down to earth. I love it. “I know some of you will say in ur heart that wat can this little boy do? Wat I can do is to turn the money you have to me into riches” Leke bobo, dat speech is frm Akeem Lyons Empire season 2.

  43. HMmmmm adelove well don all through the story frm the epc 1 to 24 I hv cry all through thank God for every thing that justice finally take place jesu be praise

  44. This is beautiful, you have resurrected my appetite in reading. It reveals that what one sow, that will one reap. God pays faithfulness. It ends well. Keep it up. Grace thump up

  45. Very comprehensive and well composed, this is absolutely interesting and educative story.my advise……. I think we the young people should learn to show maturity, self-disciple and even be patient especially when under pressure.Nice end.

  46. Wow so interesting, l love every bit of it.There is nothing we can do without God and one with God is majority. Kudos to adelove, more power to your elbow. Tuwale to u all, love u guys.

  47. Wow wow wow…..Adelove u guys are really amazing even though i had a little challenge dat delayed my reading this earlier am glad i finished it such a perfect ending…put all your trust in God and he will never fail u…thanks all

  48. Nice story with wonderful ending. Kudos to Adelove & crew. So many lessons to be learnt ,never be greedy,be contented with whatever you have. God bless Adelove.

  49. What a sweet ending, Adeleke bobo overcomes at last. ~@adelove keep it up, been very busy lately, just go to read frm episode 18 where i stopped to the final episode. Make i move enter d latest tory…

  50. can i subscribe again for your updates. i subscribed before but all of a suden i stopped getting alerts for posts. i dont know wat went wrong. but i’ve written u guys twice now in dat regard stil nothin has been done about it. plz rectify it oo

  51. ADELOVE.COM #TUFIAKWA!!! I VE NEVA COMMENTED ON UR STORY B4,BUT DIS ONE,I MUST OR HEAVEN LL LET LOOSE!U RE SUCH AN EXCEPTIONAL WRITER,BLOGGER,STORYTELLER…KAL IT ANYTIN!PLZ GO LOOK 4 TCHIDI CHIKERE OR BETTER STILL,OPEN A PRODUCTION AND ACT DIS AS A MOVIE COZ IT LL SO SO SELL LIKE #WATER.ND DNT 4GET 2 LET ME BE ONE OF D CASTS.
    U RE WONDERFUL MR.MORE GREESE 2 UR ELBOW.
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  52. Wow,so much luv this story 4rm da beginning to da end,now I believe that age those not matter in love, am happy 4 u banke,qudos to Adelove

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