Mr and Mrs Shobowale were ecstatic. Their first child had just been born and they were so happy their joy was like a contagious disease to those around them.
They did not have any problem having kids nor had they waited a long time to have them, but they were just so joyous about the arrival of this addition to their family that it left people wondering about the conditions surrounding the birth of the child.
Adekunle, as they had named him was oblivious to all the excitement around him of which he was the main cause. After stirring a commotion in the lives of his parents and family, he was just content with being held and lived a life of ignorance wrapped in the warmth and love that surrounded him daily.
This was the life of the Shobowales until when work started for Mrs Shobowale after her maternity leave and Aduke came to live with them. Mrs Shobowale worked crazy hours for a bank in V.I and because her parents and in-laws lived far away, she had needed to hire Aduke as a house help.
All was fine at the home of the Shobowales until the day Mrs Shobowale came home to find her gate man and Aduke gone, with Adekunle nowhere to be found.
All hell broke loose. Calls to Aduke’s family in the village led nowhere as they had not seen or heard from her.
Aduke had disappeared and had taken the light of the Shobowale home with her. Continue reading