Kapari Disobeys His Mother

Otue has warned Kapari several times not to stay out at night nor wander about the streets, but Kapari doesn’t listen. He enjoys the company of his friends at night.This made Kapari mixed-up with a group of unruly youths, and soon he behaves like them.

One Saturday, there was a fight among Kapari’s friends which made him ran home hastily at 11:30pm for dear life. Kapari doesn’t learn any lessons from the happening. Kapari’s uncle, Otule also warned him seriously to avoid moving about with morally weak guys. He explained to him that many youths misbehave as a result of the calibre of people they play or intermingle with everytime. 

Otue continued to warn him again and again to abstain from going out or roaming about at night, but Kapari remained unyielding.

One mid-night, Kapari and his friends were playing cards. Bamara and Isoya were playing together, they bet ten thousand naira each. The winner will go home with twenty thousand. To the consternation of Isoya, Bamara won the game and took the twenty thousand naira placed on a table beside them. As he was about to go, out of annoyance Isoya threw a bottle of beer at his head. Bamara fell down, he began to bleed and suddenly became unconscious. On seeing blood gushing out of Bamara’s head, all the boys took to their heels. One passerby phoned the police. The police took Bamara to the hospital, but because he has lost too much blood before anyone could give an assistance, Bamara could not recover, he died in cold blood.

After a thorough investigation into the matter, the police arrested Isoya. All the boys present at the scene of the incident were also apprehended. They were all tortured severely by the police officers at the investigation department.

Bamara’s parents took up the incident, and all the arrested boys were charged to court.

The judge sentenced Isoya to life imprisonment, while each of the other boys including Kapari were to spend three years in prison.

Kapari remembered his mother and her warnings and words of advice. He began to weep bitterly.

Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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