The bus dropped me at Iyare park where I will enter bus to Lagos, I came down and people started asking me where am going, I told them Lagos and then they point me to the bus going to Lagos, I went to cashier and pay #3800, I was the last person so the moment I wrote my name they took me to the bus where I sat at the last extreme end.
We waited for like ten more minutes before the driver came, he start the bus as we move away slowly from their park, before turning to Lagos road he stop at one filling station to buy fuel, after buying we continue our journey to Lagos.
Five minutes after we left the park though still in Benin, the bus started slowing down, everybody started looking outside wondering why our bus is slowing down, I can’t see front because am sitting at the back, so I open the window and I was surprised to see men on red standing in front of the road, they allow other vehicles pass but when it get to us they stop us, they like ten in number and the first man came to meet our driver and told him something, they look like chief priest or just chief, I don’t know why they stop the bus but I think it has something to do with me, they ordered all of us to come down, we came down serially, the moment the leader saw me he came straight to me and said.
“You are ozila right?” He ask.
“Who wants to know?” I said.
“Answer the question young man, what’s your name” he repeated and then at this point the other chief came forward, looking at them scare the shit out of me.
“Yes am ozila, who wants to know?” I ask again.
“Come with us, the king want to see you” he said.
“Am not going anywhere sir, I don’t know you and am on my way to Lagos, I have my rights” I said.
The second chief came forward and said
“Young Man don’t be scared, if you don’t come with us there won’t be any Lagos for you to visit, you are safe, if we want to do you something bad we won’t do it in the presence of everybody here with cameras everywhere” he said.
I look around and saw so many people recording us, I didn’t know the time I took my bag from inside the bus and started following them to their red bus, I enter the bus as they took me to ring road, Oba palace precisely.
They stopped at the front gate of Oba palace, we came down from the bus and then we walk inside the gate, everywhere was quiet which seems strange because Oba palace is always busy and noisy, everywhere was quiet, they took me to one room that has only chair inside, they told me to wait there that the Oba is busy and he will attend to me once he is through.
I walk around the room, admiring the beautiful artifacts on the wall, I saw one so many things some I can decipher while others I can’t, I sat on the chair wondering why I decided to follow them and why the Oba wanted to see me, I wasn’t scared because I have seen things no ordinary eyes can see, after all am not an ordinary being, so I thought.
I remain in the room till night, I check my phone and it’s past ten in the night, nobody came to visit and I can’t go out because the door is locked, I knock but nobody answer, no way to communicate with anybody because I don’t have service on my phone, what do I do? I don’t know.
I decided to relax on the sofa chair,injtes later I was sleeping without even minding the condition am in, I heard sounds and them I woke up only to see two people on white starring at me, I got up immediately, a man and a lady.
“Who are you?” I ask and I stood up facing them.
“So you are the ozila I have heard so much about, am Oba, please follow us” he said.
The lady on her side looks like a native woman or spiritual woman, I do know things will be getting more weird.
I followed them gently as they walk into another chamber in the palace, the chamber is build like an oval room, everything there is ancient, I saw a big drum in front of me, both of them walk to the drum, I look at the drum I saw nothing
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