My older sister almost got raped twice
Once by a man in his forties while we were teenagers
The man taught me and my younger brother how to play chess
He was a journalist too
Quiet and very religious
My sister was fourteen at the time and I was twelve
My sister wanted to learn
how to play chess
She didn't like that fact that I and my younger brother had a game we were playing that she didn't know how to play
She went to knock on the door of this man's flat
She asked if he could teach her
He invited her in and almost raped her
She escaped by sheer luck
my mother was livid when she heard
The man denied it
Of course, nobody believed my sister
The man was too respectable in the community to be accused of such
Everybody said he should get a wife
Me and my sister decided to punish him in our own way
I smashed his windows and my
sister started calling him "Mr Otolo"
The nickname spread like wildfire
His real name was Anthony
We shouted "Otolo" whenever he was within earshot and mocked him
The man eventually reported us for harassing embarrassing him
My father had a meeting with us and told us he will
handle the matter
My father spoke with this man in German language (so that we cannot hear their conversation) but my mother heard and later explained to us that my father said he would arrest the man and lock him up if he ever heard that he did anything close to that ever again
in that community
My Father then had a meeting with us and told us to be vigilant but not to call the name "Mr. Otolo" again
We lived in that house for another six years
The man behaved himself throughout
He kept his distance from both male and female children in the community
until we left
I met him a few years ago when I went to Ibadan
He was married with children
He had also become a believer and he apologized to me (My sister had gotten married relocated abroad by that time)
He said it was after he met Christ that he realized that what he did was
Meaning all that time when he never did it again, he was only kept at bay by my father's threat
We cannot change society without the gospel
Jesus is the way
If you're reading this, and you're struggling with ungodly desires
Come to Jesus today
Tomorrow is always too late

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