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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Son of a Rapist!

It was early Tuesday morning and I was just settling down for the day’s duty in my office when the secretary told me I have a guest. I didn’t remember giving anyone an appointment for that morning but I asked to see the lady.
Temitope Johnson is a fair lady in her early forties. Her story was quite touching and wishes to find a way out through guidance and counselling so I’m putting the situation out on this column for you our esteemed readers to help proffer a possible solution. 
Temitope is married to Olanrewaju Johnson, a computer engineer in his late forties. Their marriage is blessed with two boys and a girl. Temitope’s parents; Mr. & Mrs. Adepoju were devoted Christians. They had two children; Temitope being the first and Esther, her younger sister.
While growing up, Temitope and her sister were members of the church choir and were always regular for church services. In those days, Adesoji Oreofe was the choir master; he was a great vocalist who commands the microphone very well whenever he handles it. The church is so fortunate to have him in their choir as he delivers songs like it’s a piece of cake.
There’s no one without shortcomings as this is evident in Oreofe’s character. As a good singer, he is also a womanizer. This vice of his, is known by all the young women in the church. Oreofe set his eyes on Temitope who had just started blossoming like a rose flower, he tried sweet talking her on various occasions telling her that he loved her but Temitope resisted and eventually started avoiding him.
On one of their numerous choir practices conducted overnight, Oreofe lured Temitope to a store room and raped her.  In tears, Temitope got home and reported the incident to her parents who were Deacons in the church. The church authority didn’t take it lightly as they’ve issued series of warnings to Oreofe concerning his escapades with ladies in the past. Oreofe was suspended and later expelled from the church.     
All this happened almost thirty years back and now, Temitope is a wife and responsible mother, her eldest daughter; Olajumoke is 22 years of age. She had a fast education and just concluded her youth corps service last year. She currently works with a bank.
Olajumoke met Kolawole, a senior colleague at the bank and they’re in a relationship. As a mummy’s girl, she told her mother about the guy and a meeting day was set. Mrs. Temitope Johnson met with Kolawole Adesoji, a young intelligent guy, doing well in his chosen profession. She liked the guy but something struck her about his looks and his name so she began questioning. She eventually got to know that Kolawole was the son of Oreofe Adesoji- the choir master who raped her thirty years back. Mrs. Johnson rushed into her room and started weeping uncontrollably, should she tell her daughter the whole story?  This is a story she has never shared with her husband. Can she stand to have Oreofe Adesoji, Kolawole’s father as her in-law for life? What if Oreofe is still a rapist, how safe is her daughter in his home? Readers, please help!

13 comments:

  1. This is touching. Nothing good comes out of a rape. I hope men who are into this will change some day, because karma is real

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  2. Kemiismyrealname25 October, 2011 14:31

    She needs to tell her husband and daughter the story. The man did something very bad, even if it was 30 years ago

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  3. Agree with Kemi (for short.)

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  4. This is quite pathetic

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  5. She needs to tell the story to her daughter, but I don’t think it is advisable to tell her husband. I think whenever her husband sees his in law there is tendency of him feeling bad. And might also never want his daughter’s relationship with oreofe’s son to see the light of day.

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  6. If her husband loves her, he will understand, since they have both gone far in life. So they can all (the father, the woman and their daughter) sit down and decided if the man’s son is good for her. And to be sure if the boy doesn’t have any trace of also been a rapist

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  7. There is nothing to be confused about. Though its a tough decision. It was not her fault that an he-goat took advantage of her years back. She should tell her husband right away. Or is she waiting for her husband to hear from someone else?

    Her daughter should be promptly informed before the poor girl makes a terrible mistake, that they will all live to regret.

    No caring parent will allow their child to spend the rest of their life in such a family.

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  8. She should tell the story. Cause he brought her pain.

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  9. tell tell and tell the story before its too late.

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  10. Even if it hurts, she needs to tell the story to prevent another future hurt

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  11. tell the story...

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  12. Share the story with your immediate family and seek for their opinion.

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  13. she should discuss the matter with her husband and daughter n from der de can all agree on wat to do. two heads they say are better dan one.

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