Mama Nnuku's Corner - My Mouth Is Scratching Me Oh..
Iya Maleeq is a single mother of three, who stays in the same compound as mine, when she packed into the house newly, she was friendly and goes her way daily and minds her business..
Weeks later a man who is always dressed like a prophet joined her and they were living together.. we knew the man wasn’t the father of her children and Gossipers like me were murmuring to know who the man is and why he is always dressed like a prophet. So we started the investigation.
One morning I woke up and met the man at the corridor dressed in his usual white prophet cloth; he stopped me and said he will like to see me .. Egbami Tani mo’se ?
Prophet: Iya Maleeq is my younger sister . he said to me
Me: in my mind why is this man telling me this? I no ask am question na.. I faked a smile and said ok sir
Prophet: I know a lot of you will be wondering that’s why I said I should tell you
Me: ok you decided to start from me as chief gbeborun that “I” is nau. No I didn’t say this to him I just think am for my mind. No problem sir. I said and went away ..
I came back later in the day and was stopped by iya enny downstairs .. eeerm aunty please I want to ask you about that prophet man on your floor, I said ok.. is the man mentally stable? In my mind I was wondering which kain question be that .. why did you say so I asked her, she said the man approached her same way he did me and told her same thing.. I told her same thing happened upstairs this morning too . he told me same thing . could they be hiding something ? well na two of them sabi I said so and went away..
Days rolled into weeks and weeks rolled into months. One month end towards evening time I was carrying about the new light bill that was brought and was asking occupants to pay up so we don’t get disconnected .. I met maleeq and his siblings sitting at the corridor, where is your mummy I asked ,she is inside.. music was blaring from the stereo in their room .. koo koo I knocked , no response perhaps the music no let her hear, koo koo, I turned the handle of the door and it opened . on top iya maleeq is her prophet brother. He jumped up and facing me was is “tontonron” I slammed the door and ran away ..
Later at night the man came to see me and told me they were lovers and I should please seal my mouth and not let anyone know about what I saw .. iya maleeq has also been dashing me free zobo since the incidence..
Well I haven’t told anybody yet sha even tho my mouth is scratching me and I have been steadily receiving my zobo. Afterall it’s none of my business. Lol