Is It A Sin?
Is It A Sin?

Is It A Sin? (Episode 7)

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“You want to kill her right? You will never try any nonsense with me again in your life.” Chief Nnamdi screamed angrily as he lean on the wall to rest a little from beating Mrs. Chioma. He was very angry and irritated, he was so scorned and ever hate meeting Mrs. Chioma in first places, his eyes were fury with choler and anger, after the chief was through with the beating assignment on Mrs. Chioma, then Chief Nnamdi reluctantly barged out from the sitting room; he left Mrs. Chioma groaning in pains, he doesn’t even cares about their old ages and health’s, as he hurried to the car garage where he laid Nnena inside the car, Nnena was now in coma, her breathing has stopped but the chief could feel her pulse and that gave him the last grinned of hope. The Chief drives crazily out of the compound, he was speeding at the maximum agility of the car, the swiftly car lost its control (brake) as a result of over speeding just then he crushed on a moving trailer, Chief Nnamdi’s car stumble into a river. Some of the people who witness that scene opts for their cameras to video the incidents while the caring people head to the bank of the river. People who can swim and some fishermen steadily jumped into the river to rescue the accidents victim.



“Hello am I speaking with Mrs. Chioma?” a strange voiced called and asked with the Chief number.

“Yes, what can I do for you? But beside this is my husband number, hope all is well?” Mrs. Chioma replied and asked suspiciously and impatiently.

“Your husband was involved in a gazed motor accident; he has been admitted to Pearls Hospital with a young girl.” The stranger uttered as he dropped the call.

“Hello! Hello!!” Mrs. Chioma tried to confirm if it is truly her husband but the line as already been cut off by the stranger.

Mrs. Chioma as totally baffled, she couldn’t believes her hears, she couldn’t think straight, she was shocked, speechless and dumbfounded, she pinch herself to confirmed if she was not in the dreamland but it was truly a reality, she was so disturbed and irritated.

“Chinendu! Chiamaka! Obinna!” Mrs. Chioma screamed her children names in a very alarming tone.

The children reluctantly run to the sitting room from their respective bedroom, they were so bemused at their mother shocking screaming, they were all confused and disturbed.

“I.. re.ceive a.a call now from an unknown caller now, the ca…ller told m.e that you..r father… had an..….nt and he has be..en admitted to Pe…arls Hosp..ital.” Mrs. Chioma narrates stammering.

The Children couldn’t believes their hears, they was like “How will that happen?” they are so baffled, befuddled, confounded and bewildered.

“Mummy can you please stop this expensive joke of yours.” Chinendu said with some kind of husky voice.

“You better follow me to the car.” Mrs. Chioma commanded the children as she was trying to stress those words.





Mrs. Chioma was ushered into the ward where the Chief was admitted, she saw that the chief was not badly injured, he was only plastered on his head and bandaged at his hand. She pitied for her unconscious husband.

“Can I see the other girl?” Mrs. Chioma asked one of the Nurses who are incharge of conveying the family, friends and relatives of any patient who came visiting in the hospital into their different wards.

“Yes ma, she is in the Accident and Emergency Ward.” The Nurse replied as she signaled to Mrs. Chioma to follow her.


Nnena was on life machine, only her pulse could be notice, her breathing was pumped with Oxygen, all her body has been plastered and bandage, she couldn’t notice anything, she was totally unconscious.

“Why is she like this?” Mrs. Chioma asked with a sad but fake expression.

“She was unconscious when the accident happened and I doubt if she could survive this.” The conveying nurse replied Mrs. Chioma caring but fake question.

“I wish you could just die and leave my family forever.” Mrs. Chioma thoughts as she broke down to shed crocodile tears.



The gateman swiftly open the gate when he heard the car horn, he was so worried about the entire family of Chief Nnamdi who are in commotion and uproar, though, he did not know anything about what is happening the house early, but he was so eager to know, he fear any member of the family might be in danger, many thoughts ran across his mind, but he couldn’t fathom the exact cause of the whole family who are in kerfuffle.


Mrs. Chioma drove crazily into the compound as she wheeled the car steering longitudinal to the car garage, Obinna was very sad and concerned, he was so frighten his father and their innocent maid Nnena who are in comas may end up been a ghosts. “Nnena injuries was very bad and frighten, her guiltless life is supported with the life machine, she is in coma and she very unconscious, I pray she survive the trauma she was going through.” Obinna thoughts as he reluctantly head for the sitting room with his eyes socked with tears.

“Ma, hope all is well? I can see that the entire family was totally disturbed and disrupted.” The gateman noted as he approached Mrs. Chioma.

“All is well, just that the Chief Cousin had an accident and he is in coma, we just came back from the hospital, I pray he was able to survive the injuries.” Mrs. Chioma lies as she broke down to shed crocodile tears.

“Acci..dent!! Where did that happen? How can that happen?” The gateman asked in disbelieved.

“That is how we see it o.” Mrs. Chioma retorted as she was trying to get back on her feet.

“God, hope it is not Bro. Richard?” The gateman asked with a very cool voice

“No it is another Cousin of the Chief’s, he his named Chinwendu.” Mrs. Chioma reframed.

“I don’t know any Chinwendu o.” The gateman replied suspiciously.

“You can’t know him he just came back from abroad. Just forget that.” Mrs. Chioma paused.

“The Chief sent me to you before he left this house this morning. Am coming” Mrs. Chioma enunciated as she was trying to make her way to the building.



Mrs. Chioma came out with a brown envelope, she handed the brown envelope to the gateman.

“What is this for?” The gateman asked with some kind of husky voice.

“Before the Chief left home this morning, he told me that the entire family will be vacating this house, we will be leaving for the United State of America and that is where we will be living as from next week, he told me to give you this Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500,000) for you to start a new life afresh, he assigned me to make you vacate your cubicle within the next twenty four hours (a day).” Mrs. Chioma narrates with so kind of seriousness expression showing on her face.

“Hmmmm, you mean the Chief gave me this huge amount of money.” The gateman expressed surprisingly.

“Yes, so spend the money wisely, this small amount of money can pave way for you to be wealthy.” Mrs. Chioma appended as she wanted to head for the building.

“Wait o, madam, Where is the Chief now?” The gateman asked astonished.

Mrs. Chioma was shocked by gateman shocking question, she doesn’t expect such question from him, many lies quickly started formulating in her head, she was busy scanning for the best lie to answer the gateman frighten question.

“He is at the embassy; he went to process our documents for the trip and our unexpired passport.” Mrs. Chioma lied as she fake a smile.

“Embassy? That is good news…” The gateman uttered suspiciously at the same time paused.

The gateman continues with his statement. “Ma, What about Nnena?” The gateman asked with an alarming tone.

“Collin (the gateman name) you are to nosey, anyway, she has went to their village and she has also been given the same amount of money to start her life afresh.” Mrs. Chioma narrates lying.

“Okay, I will park my loads out of that cubicle with immediate effect.” The gateman responded as he steadily head for his cubicle.

“That is nice, when you are going let me know.” Mrs. Chioma appended as she walk out from the scene.


Mrs. Chioma was sitting at the dinning, she handed a newspaper, she wore her recommended glasses on her eye just then Collins barged into the sitting room.

“Ma, am ready to leave.” Collins uttered respectfully.

“Okay safe journey, I will miss you.” Mrs. Chioma replied happily as she stands on her feet to walk him out.


Collins close the gate behind him, Mrs. Chioma brought out her phone as she makes a call.

“Trail him to some miles away from here, don’t kill him near here, you must make sure he is dead.” Mrs. Chioma drop the call as she reluctantly head for the sitting room.


Collins stopped a bike outside the building, the bikeman and Collins (the gateman) negotiated on the price after they agreed at a certain amount, Collins mount on the bike as the bikeman sped off. A car started trailing the bike which Collins chartered, after driving some kilometers away from the building, the car double-cross the bike, some gunmen came down from the sport car, the bikeman steadily press the leg brake wholly as he also held the hand brake firmly to avoid crushing the well tinted sport car.

Gboom! Gboom!! The gunmen release some bullets on the bikeman and Collins. The bikeman and Collins drop dead instantly as the gunmen quickly collected the money Mrs. Chioma gave to Collins earlier, as they reluctantly barged into their sport car, the car gradually vanished from been seen as a result of the high agility and speed of the car.



“Done deal ma.” A strange caller said on phone.

“Are you sure?” Mrs. Chioma asked for proper confirmation.

“Yes madam, confirmed, tested and trusted.” The stranger uttered confidently.

Mrs. Chioma was very happy, her joy knew no bound; she was able to eliminated one of her strongest, stiffed and potent enemy.



The Chief was discharged from the hospital, he was conveyed back home by Mrs. Chioma and her children, Nnena was now responding to treatment, she was now becoming quite medically okay though her life was still supported with the life machine and her breathing was still been pumped by Oxygen. Mrs. Chioma was astonished when she heard the Doctor telling a nurse that she can survive the injuries.




Chief Nnamdi was now medically okay, he was accomplished by Obinna to the hospital, they went to check how far is Nnena’s health, they sat at the edge of the bed where Nnena was lying unconscious, Chief Nnamdi held Nnena’s hand firmly, he pitied the innocent girl, he imaging the pains the girl will be going through without her knowledge. All her body was pinned with many tailoring pins so as to call back her stimulus which are now dead.


Chief Nnamdi and Obinna started praying earnestly, they were praying for Nnena’s quick recovering, they were panting and sweating while the prayer is going on, the ward was crowded by their alarming prayers.

“In Jesus mighty name we pray.” Chief Nnamdi uttered as he concluded the prayer.

“Amen.” Obinna replied to his father prayer.

Just then they sight Nnena opening her eye gradually, she was also moving her bandaged hand, “Doctor, she is awake.” Chief Nnamdi screamed as he reluctantly barged out from the ward, he was running to the Doctors’ office, his joy knew no bound, he was extremely happy.

“Doctor! Doctor!!” Chief Nnamdi barged into the Doctors’ office without the doctors’ permission.

“You should have knocked!” The on-duty doctor yelled and cautioned.

“Am so sorry sir, she is awake please come and check her.” Chief Nnamdi replied breathing heavily and tempestuous.

“Who is that?” The Doctor asked totally disappointed.

“N..nena! She is in the Accident and Emergency ward.” Chief Nnamdi responded as he was trying to restore his breathing formation.

“Okay, follow me.” The Doctor on-duty commanded as he led the way while Chief Nnamdi walked behind him as they head from the ward.


The Doctor was totally surprised. “Now, I truly believed that God really cure, I can’t believe she could survive the injuries, God! You are truly wonderful o.” The Doctor said surprisingly as he used his stethoscope on Nnena.

Chief Nnamdi settled the hospital bill; Chief Nnamdi and Obinna drove home happily and overwhelming.


“She is back to life.” Chief Nnamdi yelled with a very happy expression showing on his face.

“She is now conscious?” Mrs. Chioma asked completely baffled and bemused.

“Yea, she is now responding to treatment.” Obinna replied as Mrs. Chioma angrily run upstair.


To be continued.

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