Part 20 - My Father's Farmland

Sukki was observing his hourly prayer, but he noticed his phone was on “fire”...His phone had been ringing but he refused picking as he wanted to finish his prayer.
Micheal and the other members of the family had parked their cars. Oba’s car was no where in sight. Ope’s Husband had called the police help line and they had promised to contact the Road safety corps in that axis....
Other travelers who had seen the accident also had stopped as they all went into the bush looking for Oba’s car.
Eventually they saw it after about 5 minutes walk from the road. The trio were literally gone. Micheal couldn’t hold back his tears as he saw his wife in the pool of her own blood...Oba’s wife had stayed back with the children in the car. Ope’s Husband also pulled out his wife. He was emotionally stronger than Micheal. His name was Lucky. The good Nigerians who had stopped to help, assisted in carrying the trio to the main road...
On getting to the main road, the Road safety corps had arrived with an ambulance.. They took over the trio from them and one of the officers quietly told his other officer,
“ I think one of the Ladies is gone!”
“ Shut up!, We can’t conclude that..., Let’s get them to the state hospital first..”
Micheal heard them...
“ Which one of them?” He was weeping like a baby but Lucky kept holding him back...
“ My man, they will be fine, pull yourself together!” Lucky said
“ My wife is my life, Olami is my life... I knew it, I knew something terrible was going to happen, the moment they started talking about that pastor! Oh my God, please don’t let Olami die!” Micheal was weeping uncontrollably like a baby....
Sunmibare was calling her parents, but no one was picking. Today was her day, she was going to be the best graduating student of her set. She wanted to see the smile of pride on her mother’s face when her name would be called. She wanted to specially thank her mother for not aborting her pregnancy.
She decided to call Uncle Lucky.
Lucky saw Sunmibare’s call. He composed himself and went aside to answer her...
“ Hey Sunmi sweetie, how are you?”
“ I am fine Uncle Lucky, Where are you?”
“ We were on our way but there has been a minor accident, and some of us sustained minor injuries. We are trying to get to the nearest hospital. Once we are good, we will join you!”
“ Jesus!“Accident!...Oh my God... Where?”
“ Don’t bother your beautiful self about it, just have a beautiful graduation.”
“ Truthfully, Uncle, Does that mean you all won’t be here?”
“ Sunmi, you will still have other graduation ceremonies, you still have your masters and PhD graduation, and by God’s Grace we all will be there... Not forgetting your wedding...” he joked
“ Ok... but why is Dad and Mum not picking up, is the accident that serious?”
“ Sunmi, I am the closest to my phone... Just have a beautiful graduation... talk to you later...Love you sweetie”
Lucky hung up the phone. He was the kind of person who was always calm in the midst of storms and that was why he loved the work of managing people. That was how he met Ope 23 years ago. He had met her as an aspiring musician. He had pushed her to the top as her manager.
He knew Ope could not die, because she was his moneybank. She was his investment. He had sealed the deal with her by getting married to her 20 years ago and changed her name to Sexy Sasha.They didn’t get their break until 10 years ago after Ola had pumped in money into Ope’s music career.
Now, Ope was a household name that had millions of followers.
“God cannot just delete her like that!” Lucky had reassured himself ...
Oba’s wife was shaking and crying. She had been having several nightmares over 4 weeks which she had been telling Oba about. Oba would always wave her aside telling her the dream could never come to pass. Oba’s wife; Pelumi was the daughter of a pastor. She was gifted in dreams. For over four weeks she had been seeing 3 graves side by side.
“ God, please I prayed and fasted, please don’t let this evil dream come to manifestation” Pelumi was saying loudly...
The rest of the children were crying....
Sukki checked his phone after his prayers, it was his right hand man, the man who had started his ministry with him 22 years ago.
“ Hello Austin, What is happening?, What is so urgent?” Sukki said
“ Pastor, what business do you have with Sexy Sasha?”
“ Sexy Sasha?” Sukki asked as his heart race...
Had his secret come out in the open, did Sexy Sasha say anything about what he did to her sister...?
10 years earlier, Sukki had stumbled on Ope’s video. He thought it was Ola, but when he researched her online, he realized she was the twin he had seen at the hospital. He was relieved when he saw that “ Strawberry” was happily married and the girl that was his child was looking good in their family portrait. He decided not to come back into Ola’s life demanding for the child so as not to cause trouble for her, though he didn’t have a child of his own, but Why Austin’s sudden question about knowing Sexy Sasha....?
“ She has ignited an online fire against you, check out her page @ sexysasha_realbae” Austin said...
Sukki logged onto her page and he read her post, but what hit him below the belt was the comments that followed. Some were regrettably true, while some were outrightly false.
“ God, this is not good... these people don’t know things have changed... please let them know, that things have changed...” Sukki said crying... “ This will sabotage what you are about to do with me..”
As he kept reading, new comments started pouring in...,
“ OMG.... Sexy Sasha in ghastly motor accident few minutes after posting a comment about this new pastor... Who is this pastor, hope he is not diabolical.???”
“ Sexy Sasha confirmed dead few minutes after posting comment about Pastor Sunkanmi Emmanuel... Is this a reply from God “ That touch not my anointed” or is this man a Juju pastor??”
Sukki’s hands started shaking nervously... He called Austin to find out the authenticity of the story...
“ God, please don’t fight for me this way...?” Sukki said as he laid on the floor weeping before the Lord....
Ola, Ope and Oba had been placed on life support, but Ope’s heartbeat stopped...
Lucky didn’t want to believe what had happened....He rushed into the room, holding Ope dear to his heart....He knew who he had to call, his estranged mother...
“ Mother, please beg God for me, my wife must not die” Lucky said to his mother...
Mama Aladura was seated on the top of the mountain praying when she saw her son’s call. He had not called her in 8 months.
“What is wrong with her?” Mama Aladura replied her son...
“ She had an accident....”
“ Accident?” Mama Aladura did not believe her daughter in law could die, just like that, God would have shown her....
She ended the call and bent her head ....
“ Baba Mii, What is happening?” Mama Aladura asked God....
And her eyes were opened to see Oba, Ola and Ope on a journey to father’s farmland.....
To be continued
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