After Jerry finished speaking, he looked at Ade and James,who were with
him, watching and listening to the three through a screen and started
laughing. But when he noticed Ade’s tearful face, he apologized and kept
” Do you know why I laughed? The fear on their faces at the thought of
using them for sacrifice. My boys, we have become ritualists oooo”.. and
Ade smiled through his tears. James looked at the time and said, ” dad,
it’s 10am “. Jerry said,” Let’s go thereeee”
They all went downstairs, to a board room and sat down. Jerry sat at the
head of the table, James sat on his right while Ade sat on his left. Then,
he asked that Uche and Jason be brought, then the other three.
Jason came in first and stood rooted at the door. He was just staring
at Jerry. James and Ade were surprised to see Jerry crying and even more
surprised to see him go to Jason, who ran to meet him and engaged him in a
tight warm embrace. Both were crying and laughing at the same time. Even
Uche, who came in after was shocked to see the scene. Tissue paper was
passed out to them and he was led to the other end of the table to sit.
Uche was asked to sit beside him. And the door was shut. At the back of the
door, Uche saw an inscription, which read, ” say the truth and live; lie
and die. Choose well.”
He started sweating profusely. Jason asked him what was wrong but he
James and Ade went to greet Jason and he was surprised to see Ade.
” My boy, what happened? Where have you been? I looked for you but couldn’t
get you. Why did you quit? What….”
Jerry: bros, everything will be clear to you soon. Be patient.
James: bros? Dad, you mean you and Mr Jason are brothers? Oh my God!!! I
can’t believe this… wow!!!
Jerry: James, hold on, this is the moment of truth. Ade, come and sit.
Then he requested that the trio should be brought. On their way, they saw
this on the wall,
” save yourself by saying the truth, let liars be used as sacrifice”
” Death lies ahead for liars, be warned”
” If you want to die, don’t go into this room to lie”.
All these inscriptions on the walls made the trip to be scared and
individually thought they will say the truth, no matter what.
Bankole went in first, saw those on seat, and ran back, screaming, ” better
kill me ooo”
Alex went in next and was asked to stand aside.
Bridget was the last to go in and she just looked at all on seat, and she
slumped. No one got up to help nor resusticated her. Bankole was then
forced to enter and took a stand. Jason looked at Bridget with annoyance
and took water from the water dispenser, and threw it at her. She woke up
quickly and when she saw Jason again, she started crying and held his legs.
He kicked her away and went back to his seat.
Jerry: Jason, James, Ade, Uche, Bankole, Alex and Bridget…. This is the
truth room. We all will say the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the
truth. Failure to do that means instant death….and that is not a threat.
I can’t say I am happy to see you all, because I am not. The sight of
some of you here make me sick. For those that do not know me, I will like
to introduce myself,
My name is Jeremiah Olushola Okeowo, the first born of my parents. I have a
little brother, whom I love so much with all my heart and can do anything
for. His name is Jason Olusegun Okeowo.”