Truth is, there are moments in past that we just wish never happened.
I had a close pal back then in school who i took in as a brother and a protege. In my compound there in school, we had over 22 rooms and everyone including him was always complaining of theft and missing items for more than 2 years. To the extent that we were even thinking that spirits from the cemetery behind our house was responsible for infiltrating our various hostels.
Even when guys were suspecting the dude, I kept on defending him with all my might as he was playing victim anytime they try to fish him out.
My brethren, I never knew that this guy was a born hardened criminal from the marine world. When I found out that this guy was a criminal indeed was when I caught him red handed stealing from me.
That day, he was just just profiling me as soon as i went to have my bath, the guy sneaked into my room and stole money from where i hid it. I finished my bath dressed up, locked my room and dressed for School. On my way to school I remembered I had to pay for something something in school and came back home to get some more money. OMG! 😱 the money is GONE!!!
Without any iota of doubt, i walked straight to his room and told him to go and put the money he stole immediately or else, there would be a showdown. Surprisingly, my guy started smiling and telling me to calm down, that it was "just a game". Just a game? you stole my money and you're telling me it's just a game? Since that day I just cutoff from him.
Next thing i know, my guy Joined Cult group in school. They blended him right in front of our compound one night like that. Out of fear and betrayal, I moved out of the compound immediately i returned the next session.
Few days After i resumed for the new session, Na so i hear say, the guy and his cult group went to rob in Owerri town and in the process, they cut off the arm of the security guard there because he saw them. When neighbors got alerted, the vigilantes opened fire and he was caught along with one other unlucky guy. But for the intervention of MOPOL that morning, he would have been burnt to ashes. They already tied him and threw tires around them for burning.
After he was arrested, he was bandied and brought to my former lodge and paraded, I saw him and was moved to tears... I mean this guy's parents are rich! What could be wrong with him? Is he cursed i asked myself?
He was taken to our school authority and after much deliberation by the senate, guy was rusticated for one year. Never saw him again until at the tail end of my graduation.
I was at the ATM queue when someone tapped me from behind. My heart jumped! See my guy looking all innocent as i used to know him. But I shrugged at the sight of him and never spoke a word to him until i left the queue and the school in general.
He was one friend that I really liked and whenever I remember him, I just shake my head and sigh.