One of the Most Important Moment in My Life.
The terrible robbery incident that happened to me and the rest members of my immediate family 14yrs ago occurred In the big house my father has labored to build to his comfort, and also , threatened my life, and the entire household. Only a few flashback memories of normalcy, panic, and luck are what are left in my head.
It was a normal raining season back in Nigeria, West Africa, known as summer here in the United States. The month was July and a Tuesday night. I had just finished my evening tutorials along with my other siblings. My mother as usual, prepared a very nice meal “pounded yam and egusi soup” for dinner. We all sat down like any other day on the dinning table and savored what my mum cooked. At about 7:15pm on that normal day, my father told my mum he was going out to see his business partner for a brief meeting. On hearing that, myself and my sibling felt happy because his absent will give us a little more play time before going to bed. He then called on my elder brother Kennedy to open the drive way gate, and instructed him to put the lock on the gate behind him. Kennedy hurriedly and happily ran down stairs and did exactly what my dad had told him to do after the latter drove away on one of his then 1989 Peugeot 505 saloon car. The absent of my dad at that late hour of the night was really fun, because it sure did gave us an extra play time. I in particular was playing card with one of my siblings, while my other sibling and my mother were watching a late night movie on the television. These indeed, were all normal as it conforms to our daily personal and family routine, good or bad.
Still playing card and the rest watching TV, suddenly, we all heard the final call to end of play time “pee, pee”. That was my father. He has just blown his car horn to signal one of us to come down and open the drive way gate. Immediately I heard the sound of the horn, I first looked at the time and it was 11:07pm....
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