The final *saga*
Tony sat on a couch, his palms supporting his
forehead. Things were difficult. His house was
filled with police men, SSS and what have yoy,
they were brought by Deji to search the
They still believed he had a hand in Lara’s
disappearance. Perhaps because of what he
did to her in the past. He’s full of regret.
Tears clouded his eyes as remembered Lara’s
word back then. She once told him ‘the law of
karma still reigns’.
That law was hunting him down.
Now she disappeared when he needed her
most, when he loved her with all his heart,
“hey! Mr Ritualist, come and open the door to
your study!” Deji squealed at him.
He glared at her, and she returned the look.
He bit his lower lip.
“Abi ko gbo ni? Didn’t you hear what she said?”
“Tony open the door for them.” Ifiora said
quitely. He was looking frail.
“Please don’t tamper with my documents, they
are vital.” Tony told them as he opened the
“Vital ko, bournvita ni! You people should
search every thing jare! Who knows maybe he
has some document for her kidnap.” Deji
ordered the policemen.
“Well, we didn’t see, and couldn’t find anything
suspicious.” the policemen emerged.
“Tony, where did you keep Lara’s remains?”
Deji taunted him.
“We’ll take you with us, till we’re done with our
investigations.” one of the SSS’s said.
“But officer…” Ifiora protested
“Shut up! Gbe enu re soun jare!” Funke
screamed at him.
“please take this ritualist out of here jor! If
possible arrest his parents too.” Deji told the
Tears streaked down Tony’s cheeks, as they
handcuffed his wrists. They were about to lead
him out, when the door bell rang.
“I sorry oga! Oga make I come see
something.”Adamu- Tony’s gateman walked in
“See what?” Deji eyed him in disdain.
“Hellooo…” Lara cooed as she walked in
holding her baby. Jide and his parents followed
Everybody gaped at her in utter shock, nobody
could speak or move.
“Lara?” Tony’s lips quivered.
“Lara, you!” Deji screamed in horror.
“Yes me!” Lara said handing over her baby to
Amara who was weeping.
“What’s going on here? Why’s everywhere in a
mess?” she looked around her.
“What’s the meaning of that handcuff?” she
asked again, gesturing towards Tony.
“I’m back home baby! Well and alive.” she
kissed him as she removed the hand cuff.
“ah mad! How comes!” Deji couldn’t believe
her eyes yet.
“Not how comes, but how it went.” Lara turned
to face her.
“Officer, you came to arrest my husband? No
no! You are wrong. Let me tell you who my
kidnapper is.” Lara smiled at a police man.
Deji was already making her way towards the
“Hold her!” Lara shouted, just as Deji opened
Deji ran out of the room, with the police men
following, they shot her leg.
“Haaaa! Don’t kill me oo” Deji screamed as
she held her wounded leg
“She was my kidnapper.” Lara announced.
“Its not my fault o! I was paid o!” Deji kept
“Its funke o, its funke! Its your mother.”
“My mother?” Lara’s jaw dropped.
She looked around for her mother
Funke shivered, as everybody gaped at her.
“wonderful!” Ifiora exclaimed.
“Did you say wonderful? This is just
unbelievable”. A policeman said, as they
shoved Funke and Deji into a van.
“Don’t take my mother away.” Lara protested.
“I’m sorry madam, your mother isn’t above the
law. See you in court.” the police man told
her, before they drove away.
“But she is my mother!” Lara screamed.
“she….she can’t harm me!
Tony held her gently as she wept. His Lara
was back, alive and well, with his child
He collected the baby from his mother, he
hugged and kissed her.
“Thank you” he whispered to Lara
“Thank you for making Baby Ngozi a reality.”
he hugged her.