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Chidi hated his uncle who was now also his stepfather. Two years ago after the death of his father, tradition demanded that a man's brother should take care of his family by marrying his wife and assuming the role of a father to his nephews and nieces. Chidi never liked his uncle because he never liked his father when her was alive. As a matter of fact, rumors had been going round that his uncle had killed his father through a diabolical means after a quarrel over the land inherited by the two brothers from chidi's grandfather.

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Chidi's uncle was a no-good. He didn't care one bit about chidi. In fact chidi had been out of school for months now due to the blantant refusal of his uncle to pay his schooll fees. Of course, an idle mind is a....... so, chidi was gradually becoming a naughty boy and each time he was reprimanded by his stepfather, he would feel more motivated to behave more foolishly. And whenever his mother supported his stepdad instead of her son, Chidi becomes angry and started resenting his mother too.

He didn't care anymore whatever they both said and thought about him. He had decided to live his life however he wanted to.

His stepfather on the other hand would always resist his bad behavior and would order his mother not to give chidi any food through out the day anytime he proves sturbborn.

Chidi thought that it was ridiculous for his stepfather to prevent him from eating in his own father's house. It was not as if he contributed any money for feeding o. It is always chidi's mom that supports the family with whatever she makes from selling her farm produce. Chidi's stepfather would spend all mornings and afternoons under a tree drinking kai-kai and playing cards with other drunkards whose wives also shoulder all the responsibilities of their respective families.

Chidi believed that such a man does not deserve to be respected. He made it his duty to continue to disobey and frustrate his stepfather in his father's house. His mother would always advise him to be good but chidi never listened. Instead, he was so angry that his mother had now become pregnant for such a "useless" man.

Sometimes when Chidi returns home at night after spending the whole day at the football field, his stepfatherr would creep into his room when he was fast asleep and begin to flog him on his bare back. Chidi would wake up immediately and try to run away only to find out that the door of his room was locked. He would be beaten by his stepfather for hours.

The last time his stepfather visited him at night, he was so bitter and sour that he left the village. He didn't return home for three days and this made his mother worried.

When he eventually came back, his stepfather still wouldn't let him be. He instructed his mom not to give him any food. But chidi did not care about food now. He had already eaten enough from wherever he was coming from.

Despite the fact that chidi didn't disobey his stepfather by entering the kitchen when no one watching, just like how he usually does. His stepfather still crept into his room that night to flog him again.

Now chidi couldn't take this anymore. He was so enraged that he snatched the cane and pushed the older man violently and he fell flat on his back. With all the anger and hate bottled up in him for a long time, he began to flog his stepfather.. He flogged him seriously.

Chidi was 19years old and his step father was almost 50, but the man looked a lot older and frail due to excessive consumption of alcohol. Chidi didn't hear when his mother was screaming at him to stop and he continue to beat the old man who was almost unconscious till the neighbors rushed into the room. It took four men to hold chidi and pull him away from his stepfather.

To be continued.

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Village will say he's committed a taboo o.

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4 months ago

Very very smart 😁😁. Your brain eh...

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4 months ago

Would it be wrong to say "well done Chidi" in this case? I don't support violence but I think his uncle deserves it but Chidi could have worked things out better, waiting for what happens next 🙁

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4 months ago

Would be ready in a jiffy my dear. I'm almost done 😁

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4 months ago

Some tradition has caused more harm than good, at least they should respect the husband by letting the wife go

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4 months ago

It still happens in some part of the country up till today. Especially when the late man's wife didn't have a son before death

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4 months ago

I love this, that part where chidi flogged his stepfather got me smiling like an evil maniac 😂 the old man go humble now knowing that chidi can mess him up anytime. Baba don loyal 😂

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4 months ago

Oh my... but this is happening in reality and not many are brave enough to stand up for themselves. Now I wonder what happens next.

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4 months ago

You would get to know in a jiffy. I'm almost done 😃

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4 months ago

This is really sad reality. Abuse comes in different forms and different people. We are the ones creating monsters with the way we treat others.

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4 months ago

That's true sir. Even without any provocation, just because we can. Really sad

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4 months ago

Aah, no ooh! That man must die ooh, the man must go on a journey of no return, but wait; come to think of it, why would Chidi's mother support another man over her own child? Sighs..."women and fear"

Can't wait to read the next part Bil, though I really want that man; dead. Lol 😂

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4 months ago

It's obvious that the man no get use in the story 🤣

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4 months ago

Honestly, no use at all ooh... But let me not conclude, I'm waiting for the beautiful writer to write the next part.

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4 months ago

Ohh! That was awful.. But hopefully, that stepfather will gain his conscience again and realize what he has done. Poor Chidi. 🥺

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4 months ago

Yeah. I hope so too. Dear ren 😃

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4 months ago

Life and its hurdles. Poor Chidi..

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4 months ago

Die already stepfather, you are destroying a lot of lives, lol!

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4 months ago

Lol. He's not a likable person at all

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4 months ago

The man pushed chidi to the wall. He was making life unbearable for the boy. He didn't pay his school fees, and also didn't allow him to sleep at home in peace. How will he not fight back? I will say the step father deserve what he received.

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4 months ago

He of course did

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4 months ago

I was so sorry for Chidi, his stepfather was not a good man. I hope Chidi doesn't make a bad mistake in anger. I look forward to reading the rest of your story, my dear Bilqees.

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4 months ago

Anger could push us to do unimaginable things sometimes

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