“Since this a confession, I would want to keep my name discreet and all those involved as well” When I was 23 years I was still a virgin and my dad was a very wealthy man in his time. Till one day when my father brought home, a huge sum of money. Little did he know he was being followed from wherever to the house? Later that evening we heard the bell ring and I went to the gate to open, since the security man at post was given an off day.
Immediately I opened, it was a very handsome man. Upon seeing him I was dazzled and allowed him in when he requested to see my father. A few meters away from the gate I heard another knock and went straight back to the gate to check who it was. To my surprise, I was met at the gate with a gun pointed at my head and asked not to scream, I fell dumb at that moment. When we got close to the man I let inn first, “he put his hands in his pocket and to out a mask and wore it over his head and they passed him a gun too.”
They took me inside and held my parents at gun point and requested for the money my father cashed earlier on in the day. Without hesitation, my father was taken in and the bag of money was retrieved from the room. My father asked them to take the money and not harm anyone. I was still in shock when the handsome gentleman slapped me, I fell to the ground and he raped me right in front of my parents.
The situation was reported to the police and they asked that everything was left to them since they were going to investigate and arrest the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
A year after I had recovered from that incident, I walked into a popular restaurant and ordered a take inn. I was sited at the table when a handsome gentleman approached me with confidence, which swept me off my feet in that instance. We had a lovely chat and meal at the end, he paid for all and said to me “A gentleman is always suppose to be the one to pay for the time spent with a sweet lady like me” in fact I was totally lost in my own world. Weeks went by, months came by and a year and half later we got married. Even though the perpetrators where not apprehended, till that time.
On our honey moon when we were about to make love just like couples do, I noticed a scare on his abdomen area. I instantly had a flash back on the night I was rapped “it was the same scare I saw on the gentleman’s abdomen area, during the struggle.” He realized I had a sudden change in emotion, he asked what was wrong and I narrated what happened to me some years back. I also realized the sudden change on his face and feeling of strong guilt. I could tell that because I studied psychology in one of the best Universities here in Ghana and now called to the bar.
His eyes were filled with tears and he broke down and confessed that it was him and his gang that attacked us that dreadful night and he was the one who raped me too. That instant I wanted to kill myself but I came down and I forgave him and we lived as if nothing had ever happened. But in these past weeks, the past keep coming back to me and I swore to myself that I would never forgive whoever did that to me on that unforgettable night. At times I feel like telling my father but I feel that would even send him to his grave. “I can’t believe am sleeping with the enemy.”
KOJO DICKSON – (www.TheMonteOz.com)