My name is Silas, a 48-year-old man. I have been married for the past 20 years but it has been bad luck, frustration and miserable turn of events till it was revealed to me in a church I attended that she is behind my ordeals.
When I got married to Eka, I was working as a salesman in a manufacturing company in Lagos and met her when I traveled home for a festival.
Eka was one of the most beautiful girls in my community and many guys, especially those of us who came home from the cities for the festival, tried everything to woo her to no avail. I counted myself lucky when she accepted to date go out with me.
That night, she came to my house and spent the night where we had sex several times. I was not really surprised when, four months later, my father summoned me home and I was informed that Eka was pregnant and had told her parents I was responsible.
I could not deny her as I was madly in love with her and I saw the pregnancy as a fast track to our marriage.
But at this point, I must say that my mother did not seem very happy and when I asked her why she felt that way, she told me that Eka’s family was not the best in the community as there were allegations of witchcraft though not substantiated.
However, I was in love with Eka and I would not allow any unfounded allegations deter me from marrying my love, so we had a quiet introduction ceremony with the intention to have our traditional marriage later in the year.
How I wish I had listened to my mother, maybe I would not be going through all I have gone through since Eka came into my life.
Two days after we came back to Lagos, my boss called me into the office when I resumed and without any explanation, handed me my resignation letter. This was a company I had served for over 10 years and I had no bad record against me.
I rose from a being a casual worker to being the salesman and I was one of the best in that department but I was just fired like that without any explanation.
While still trying to come to terms with my loss of job and trying to fend for my wife and unborn baby while looking for a new job, my landlord threw me out of my apartment because I owed him just three months’ rent.
Then things took a turn for the worse as I could not get a job no matter how hard I tried. I resorted to doing menial jobs including carrying blocks at construction sites, carrying loads in the market, dry cleaning, houseboy, night watchman, riding Okada, just about to make ends meet and take care of my family.
But everything I touched crumbled and I ended up in frustration and disgrace. The last place I worked as a night security man ended with me being sent to the prison for an offence I knew nothing about.
I was in prison for two years without trial before a Christian organization managed to bail me out. While in prison, though I did not become a born-again Christian, I became prayerful and began attending prayer sessions where I put all my burdens to God.
When I was released, I began attending a church close to my house and it was in one of the tarry nights that it was revealed that my wife has been the cause of all my travails in life because she was a witch.
According to the prophet, Eka was a witch and that her superiors, including her own mother, used her to destroy me and as long as she was not delivered from the coven, nothing I ever did will come to fruitfulness.
The only solution, according to the man of God, will be for us to travel to the village and confront Eka’s mother and destroy their powers and I must send Eka parking if I ever hope to make it in life.
Right now, I am in a dilemma. I have not told her nor confronted her but I know Eka knows that her secrets have been blown open as she has been insinuating that I will soon die if I do not desist from going to the church.
Even her utterances these days show that my life is in danger. I am seriously afraid for my life and I need help.
Dear readers, having gone through Silas’ pathetic story on True Confession today, what do you think he should do?