"Leave me alone, it's paining me. I'll tell my mummy!!!"........
Those were the pitiful words of 6year old Evelyn who was telling her neighbor to stop "touching" her....
"Don't worry it won't pain you, your mother told me to continue doing it with you" replied the neighbor who was a man of 48years old.
When her parents found out about it, it was already too late because the man had fled the neighborhood.....
Few years passed Evelyn became more quiet, she couldn't trust anyone anymore, she became traumatized......


She longed for someone whom she could share her ordeals with but not even her mother could tell what was wrong with her. 
Evelyn never really enjoyed her secondary school days, to her, "school was a nightmare".
As a boarding school student, she faced a lot of bullying and sexual harassment from her hostelmates who were into Lesbianism.
She just couldn't take it anymore, at a point, her friends introduced her to codeine in order for her to "calm her nerves and stop worrying"........


But that was like moving from frying pan into fire. Anytime she was alone and unhappy, the only solace she found was in those "calming agents" unknown to her she was becoming a drug addict!!!.....
Later on, Evelyn gained admission into the university.
She had sworn that she would never let anybody push her around in the university. She wanted to express herself and become more radical.....
She personally took the decision of joining  the most dreaded cult group called "Queens Of Devils"...........
She used to hear her dad tell her that 
"Evelyn, pray that people should love you" but she never wanted such a holy view
She wanted people to fear her,  "at least, that would bring me respect" she always 
opined.....


Her friends knew her unique slogan as "Trust everybody but not the devil inside of them".
With time, Evelyn grew in rank and eventually attained the number one  rank as the Capon...
She was no longer the innocent girl who couldn't stand the sight of seeing someone killing even a chicken but that girl was long gone.......
She could look into a man's face and order for him to be killed, she was dreaded by people...
Infact, she had become an "expensive runs girl(call girl)"
She dated top notch personalities who were at the helm of affairs, she just couldn't settle for less..........


When asked by a friend why she doesn't date young guys, she replied proudly in a conscious manner;
" I don't have time for commitments besides those chaps can't afford me"...........
She also got the grades from some of her lecturers who  had boys in other male cult groups but she got challenges from strict female lecturers but she had a way of handling their types......
To her, the world was on her palm......
On a fateful day, she got a call from one of her "Aristos"telling her to come to the hotel. 
While there, they had an intimate night together. She was fond of saying 
"Payment before service" but that night the chief had promised her that she would get her money unfailingly in the morning.....
After rendering her services, she requested for the money that morning but the chief retorted angrily
"Ohh.....what is it?


Why are you even disturbing me and asking me to give you the money, 
For your information I don't have any money with me and you didn't even perform the services well enough to my satisfaction"......
She couldn't believe her ears as she stuttered
" Chief, wh-aa-tt did you just sayyy?...."
The Chief replied sternly " I don't want your services anymore because I've gotten what I wanted from you...."
Immediately, he said that she remembered how people had taken advantage of her in the past and the reason why she wouldn't let anybody mistreat her again.....
In the twinkle of an eye, she took a wine bottle broke it and used it to stab him at the most sensitive part of the neck.....
She watched him shudder in pain in a moment filled with anger, revenge and relieve as he gave up the ghost....


His blood was splattered in the room when she left....
"Are you Miss Evelyn yerima?" questioned the policeman from the investigative department....
"Excuse me, do I know you?
What's that supposed to mean?" replied Evelyn 
After he had showed her his identity card, he spoke thus "Well you have been found in connection with the murder of Sir Chief Omena Wellington in Sand-Castle hotel"said the police officer.....
"Courttttt!!!!"


Everyone stood up as the judge sat down to pass the judgement.
There she was standing before the judge in the presence of others, she saw the look on the faces of her parent, it was mixed with fear, surprise, anger and hopefulness......
Was this the same child they raised up in the way of the Lord?
Where did things go wrong in her upbringing?
How did she turn out to be heartless,cold and evil?
Was she ever going to win the case against the prosecution(which was the State)?
These were the questions that kept popping in their heads......


" Evidence from the CCTV footage  has shown that you, Miss Evelyn yerima, is guilty of murder under section 316 of the Criminal Code Act on a three count charges and by the provisions of section 319, you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging.
May God accept your soul......" concluded the judge. Tears rolled down her parents eyes as they watched as their daughter's life was been brought to an abrupt end....
"Mum, dad please forgive me. I never meant to disappoint you this way. Remember I was once innocent but fate turned its horrible back on me.... I'm sorry........."
Her words faded away as the impatient prison warder and policeman took her away for execution........
#House of Nasa

 CHINASA RUTH is a Lawyer, Philanthropist and all round writer.