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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by ToyinDipo(m): 6:40pm On Sep 16, 2017
Neenie:

I'm cool
Sure you are

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by iamloyalty(f): 7:41pm On Sep 16, 2017
Thumbs-up soulo19. =D>
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by do4luv14(m): 8:15pm On Sep 16, 2017
Somebody should go and arrest SOULOHO, to come and update ooooo, dis delay don too dangerous oooo grin

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by subtlemee(f): 8:41pm On Sep 16, 2017
You are good Soul,i give it to you...kudos

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by Honeydawealth(f): 9:06pm On Sep 16, 2017
Thank you Amara for using d branch!!!

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by biggietreasures(m): 11:08pm On Sep 16, 2017
I have never made a comment in this section. But I would be an ingrate if I did not thank you for the story God bless you fellow Corp member.

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by Bleeze2: 11:38pm On Sep 16, 2017
Souloho19 come and update o. Today is almost gone, come and fulfil ur promise o

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by OGMEEKZY07(m): 12:01am On Sep 17, 2017
embarassedguu buh u tlk say u go update tdy ooooooooo y u no fufil ya promise nah

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by emmy091: 4:17am On Sep 17, 2017
Update! wink
Update! wink
Souloho 19 update! wink

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by marvwhite: 8:45am On Sep 17, 2017
wow i never saw this coming.

I'd like to use this medium to apologise to BENEDICT (the butcher) for acusing him of the murder of the victims.if i had been a judge,people(like Benedict) would be in prison,for the crime they didnt comit just because some quack lawyers(which i may belong to) who would give quack proofs (although,my proofs aint quack),

Some persons pointed out pastor Bathelomeow being the Devil,but since they have no proof,people (like myself) would never believe.


I remember someone stating that "the writer can pin the crime on more than one character" ,but pastor Bethelomeow? (sighs)...
That was shocking


Souloho19 well done....
#fromYourBiggestFan

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by Tolezy001(m): 10:27am On Sep 17, 2017
Update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update update

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by smileing: 1:55pm On Sep 17, 2017
Coward barthlomew that can't even afford designers hiding under the canopy of a pastor :your end has come embarassed

Abeg pastor osi no die because I need an update of you and Amara after these okirika devil issue

Please Oga soul.update please
Nice piece kiss

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by SofiaAmrozia(f): 2:40pm On Sep 17, 2017
see as my heart is beating here.
The thunder that will fire Pastor Bartholomew is training with ISIS.
Souloho, u r d bomb!!!
Have you ever considered publishing your book?

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by queenjuli(f): 2:54pm On Sep 17, 2017
souloho19 the guru himself. I can't believe I came this late, well it felt nice reading everything at once grin I even saw that you mentioned me at the beginning wonder why I didn't get the notification. This movie is goooooooood. You're doing a great job as usual pls keep it up, I see you going places.
Meanwhile nothing should happen to osi o!.
I can't believe pastor B is the devil.
Waiting for the next update
Weldon sir

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by humeeh(f): 3:20pm On Sep 17, 2017
Wow!

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by Cjizzy(m): 4:19pm On Sep 17, 2017
More more more

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 11:51pm On Sep 17, 2017
OGMEEKZY07:
embarassedguu buh u tlk say u go update tdy ooooooooo y u no fufil ya promise nah

Bleeze2:
Souloho19 come and update o. Today is almost gone, come and fulfil ur promise o

brosses..in this case man proposes but NEPA disposes..lol..I'm on the job tho.. gracias..
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 11:55pm On Sep 17, 2017
marvwhite:
wow i never saw this coming.

I'd like to use this medium to apologise to BENEDICT (the butcher) for acusing him of the murder of the victims.if i had been a judge,people(like Benedict) would be in prison,for the crime they didnt comit just because some quack lawyers(which i may belong to) who would give quack proofs (although,my proofs aint quack),

Some persons pointed out pastor Bathelomeow being the Devil,but since they have no proof,people (like myself) would never believe.


I remember someone stating that "the writer can pin the crime on more than one character" ,but pastor Bethelomeow? (sighs)...
That was shocking


Souloho19 well done....
#fromYourBiggestFan

lol..thanks bro..you were truly on to something and your train of thought wasn't really on the wrong track...I just wanted to be wicked... cheesy
but IMO you'd make a good detective cos you rili think outside the box..infact you think like there's no box..thanks for reading and commenting bro
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 11:57pm On Sep 17, 2017
queenjuli:
souloho19 the guru himself. I can't believe I came this late, well it felt nice reading everything at once grin I even saw that you mentioned me at the beginning wonder why I didn't get the notification. This movie is goooooooood. You're doing a great job as usual pls keep it up, I see you going places.
Meanwhile nothing should happen to osi o!.
I can't believe pastor B is the devil.
Waiting for the next update
Weldon sir

finally welcome onboard...lucky you. its gud to have you here queen

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 11:58pm On Sep 17, 2017
biggietreasures:
I have never made a comment in this section. But I would be an ingrate if I did not thank you for the story God bless you fellow Corp member.

and I appreciate your comment bro..gracias. Jah bless you too
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:00am On Sep 18, 2017
SofiaAmrozia:
see as my heart is beating here.

The thunder that will fire Pastor Bartholomew is training with ISIS.

Souloho, u r d bomb!!!

Have you ever considered publishing your book?

lwkmd..@ Isis.. that thunder would be a real terror...lol..thanks dear..honestly publishing crosses my mind every day...I'm making some moves tho
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:03am On Sep 18, 2017
renybenks:
God! I'm here for an interview and all I can do to ease my tension is read ur update and it worked!!!!! like magic suspense replaced anxiety I don't even care how good and how many we are, here anymore. thanks a million.

wow...I'm rili glad the update achieved that...God bless you bro...I wish you all the best
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:11am On Sep 18, 2017
Neenie:
OP! If i say you are too good, aswear its an understatement. This story is so interesting........ i can vex dash u my virginity for giving us such a wonderful story grin More grace dear kiss kiss

Infact I'd need to appreciate your appreciation... smiley but I have this phobia for virgins embarassed sad
Thanks for reading and commenting...Jah bless.
@ Tillaman manager I sight you

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:14am On Sep 18, 2017
Creeza:
God will not forgive me if I read up to this point and not drop a comment... This is storytelling at its best.

Mr Soul, great story. Am curious though, I want more smiley and also its burning at the back of my mind, you can even smell the aroma of curiosity : Do you read Edgar Wallace's novels?

One of my best mystery writers, and you are almost as perfect as him smiley nice work bro. White Hats off.

¤¤¤

how did the branch get there? Hmmm? Suspense though.

You're forgiven bro...I might also have been guilty of the same thing in your story...thanks man..I need to write down this Edgar Wallace as one of the writers I need to look up..I've written two down so far...Gracias boss!

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:17am On Sep 18, 2017
Oroolorun:
Oga Soul, don't let Osi to die if you don't want what happened in 1917 to happen in 2017 o.

As for the devil, he too must not die yet o, all this stones were not transported from Mecca for nothing o. the devil must be stone in the marketsquire.

grin...the stones would land don't worry...in fact a whole mountain would land on him..thanks boss

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:20am On Sep 18, 2017
@ everyone...thanks for your comments... I won't forgive myself if I sleep off without updating and eyes are heavy..so without further ado...lemme just update..
Please do keep on commenting...its rili priceless smiley wink

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by meneski: 12:22am On Sep 18, 2017
souloho19:


Infact I'd need to appreciate your appreciation... smiley but I have this phobia for virgins embarassed sad
Thanks for reading and commenting...Jah bless.
@ Tillaman manager I sight you
... cheesy i love virgins, pls pass her to me.
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by souloho19(m): 12:33am On Sep 18, 2017
Dé Nwachukwu swung the powerful beam from the torchlight on his daughter. She looked frightened and her eyes were red and puffy. There was a clear bruise on her cheek from where Batholomew had struck her.
Dé Nwachukwu gritted his teeth in anger. But then he pointed the beam on the body she was kneeling over.
He recognised him as pastor Osi immediately.
He also saw that he was bleeding profusely.

"Don't worry..he's not going to die.." He assured his daughter although it looked like he was dead already.
"We need to get him to the clinic"
He leaned over Osi. His eyes were closed and out of fear of what he might discover De' Nwachukwu didn't check his breathing.
But he noticed the nasty wound to the chest was deep and he was losing more blood by the second.

Dé Nwachukwu had been wearing his normal indoor wear (which consisted of a singlet and wrapper) when he had been having dinner earlier.
Now he didn't think twice but removed his singlet and pressed it to Osi's chest to try and stop the bleeding. The cloth became red immediately.
"We need to lift him...he can't walk.. Amara get a grip, he's not going to die.."
He cautioned his daughter as fresh wave of tears fell down her cheeks and she sobbed uncontrollably.

Together they hefted Osi up. Actually Dé Nwachukwu had more of the weight as they wrapped Osi's hands round their shoulder and hefted him up. His feet dangled lifelessly dragging on the floor and Dé Nwachukwu feared the worst.
He looked over his shoulder at the second body on the floor.
He could recognize pastor Batholomew also. He also thought he was dead but he didn't ask.
For one his daughter was not going to hear. She was talking to Osi..telling him all sort of things and begging him not to die.
Secondly, 80% of the pastor's body mass was entirely on him. He was tasked with carrying Dé Nwachukwu through the woods and he couldn't waste his little energy by talking, The good thing was the village clinic wasn't far away. He desperately hoped they would be able to treat Osi and not refer them to the hospital outside Amaife.

°•°•°•°
They hadn't carried Osi for five minutes when they came across Joy and Oluchi. The two girls were accompanied by Benedict the butcher and about a dozen youths.
They all had weapons.
They were all angry.
"Where is he..where is Bartholomew?" Benedict demanded.
"He's back there..please help me with this man...he's dying..he saved my daughter"
Sheer youth came into play and Osi was balanced horizontally on the shoulders of four young men.
They hurried towards the village clinic with Dé John and the girls in tow, urging them on and saying "time is of the essence"
"Precious time has wasted.."
"Please hurry.."

°•°•°•
Benedict burst into the clearing with his machete in his hand and so much rage in his heart.
He couldn't believe his beloved Chinaza had been raped and killed by their pastor...he had one motive and that was to severe Bartholomew's head from his neck the minute he saw him.
His machete was good at separating meat at the abattoir, splitting the bones and separating the joints of cows and goats..
It would surely pass through the neck cartilage swiftly....

The men held wooden torches: sticks with the end dowsed in kerosene and set on fire and the flame burned brightly, illuminating the shadows.
They pointed the torches in every direction, the men spread round the clearing...kicking every suspicious looking bush, striking the ground with sticks and machete....
But there was no sign of Batholomew!

"Spread out...spread out!! He's somewhere here..we must find him and kill him tonight!!" Benedict shouted filled with rage.

°•°•°•°•

The devil could not run, walking took all of his energy..he had been struck into unconsciousness when Amara had hit him with the branch and the youths would have met him in his unconscious state.
But his brother had come to his rescue and he helped him, instructing him to place one foot in front of the other and he obeyed although it felt like his head would fall off.
Presently he could hear the sound of water flowing and he deduced correctly that they were at the stream.
"Where...where are we...." His voice trailed off
"Shhh...shhh...you're safe...I'm taking you to daddy...father would protect you"
Sofiri assured him as he tightened his hold around his shoulder. They waded through the shallow part of the stream as they crossed to the other end.


°•°•°•
The only medical center in Amaife, popularly called 'The clinic' was a small bungalow building. It was inadequately staffed with just a qualified doctor and two nurses which didn't really matter because until recently majority of the cases they should have received went to the dibia

Their luck was in and when Amara entered the clinic ahead of her father and her sister, she was glad to see Dr. Ambrose talking frantically to one of the nurses.
She couldn't hold herself, she called out to him.."Doctor...doctor..please..do something...the man that was brought in just now...please attend to him..please do something..!" Her voice sounded desperate.
Dr Ambrose looked at her. He recognised her immediately. "Amara...you mean you know the tall man..that was stabbed?"
"Yes..he's..he's my friend"
Dr. Ambrose looked sorrowful.
"I'm sorry...so sorry..he lost too much blood...he was d.o.a"
"grin.o.a...?? What's that?" She held her breath... If she didn't know what it meant, his expression explained it clearly.
"It means he was dead on arrival" Dr. Ambrose explained solemnly.
Her whole world turned upside down.

°•°•°•°•°•
"Father.....we really must send him away from here...we only managed to escape, the youths are really searching for him...we should sneak him out now we have the chance" Sofiri told his father as they sat on low stools and watched Bartholomew stretch out on the mat on the floor.
"No...that is to risky..its better he stays with me for some weeks....till people think he is no longer in the village then one quiet night...when things have calmed a bit we'll take him out and he'd go to Lagos or maybe to the north"
"Hmm...you're indeed wise father...I believe you"

His father poured a fresh glass of palm wine in his mug. He had been woken from his sleep frantically by a frightened Sofiri and he needed palm wine to calm his nerves. He was an old man after all.

There was silence that seemed to stretch for hours as both men were lost in their thoughts. The only sound was the swallowing noise as the palmwine was consumed rapidly.

After a while Sofiri asked "How long have you known?"
His father sighed "deep down I always knew....I know I turned him into the beast he is today"

Another silence stretched between them again, longer than the last.
Finally the jug was emptied and his father stood up. "You should go home...go to your wife...put your home in order..everyone is going to be looking at you closely as the only family he has" he jerked his head to where Bartholomew lay sleeping when he said 'he'
Sofiri agreed and stood up.
He didn't want to tell his father he thought it was his wife's fault by inviting the stranger to his house earlier. No..that would be a mistake...if the devil was bad then the devil's father was much worse..

°•°•

"I knew I couldn't protect you much longer" his father said to him……
The devil struggled to sit up..his head still ached but the throbbing had reduced significantly.
"Papa..." His throat was dry "you....Okudili...?"
His father nodded "yes...I was at the Virgil and had gone to relieve myself when I ran into him...he was glad to see me and said he knew who was behind the killings...according to him he had seen you in a compromised position more than once but he only just put it together earlier that night..he believed I could help him and keep him safe from the youths and expose you. I agreed and I took him deeper into the shadows and it was good he was very drunk...the rest was easy"
Batholomew was silent. He knew what was coming next.
"You've been very sloppy boy...very careless and amateurish..."
"I'm sorry..I couldn't hold myself and I'm dying...I'm dying papa"
"Nonsense! Every member of the Kenneth lineage always lives to a ripe old age...I'm living proof of that!"

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Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by Cjizzy(m): 12:42am On Sep 18, 2017
Awesome. More more more
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by meneski: 12:57am On Sep 18, 2017
Wetin i wan talk again?
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by humeeh(f): 1:16am On Sep 18, 2017
souloho19,biko,ah don't care how u wan do am.Resurrect Osi oo
Re: The Devil Wears Okrika by Erudite202: 3:42am On Sep 18, 2017
OSI must not die pls.. I don't know how but I know you can twist it Mr Souloho19. Do not be like Chinua Achebe...

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