(CONTINUED FROM THE LAST EPISODE)
“You fool!” Senior Leo barked angrily as he
raised his hand up in the air and he landed a
thunderous slap on Daniel cheek. Daniel
staggered a bit, but trust me, Daniel gave him a
befitting head-butt and blood could be seen
coming out of Senior Leo’s nose. Some male
senior students intervene and they tried to rough
handle Daniel but the SS1 and SS2 students also
intervene and it was an interesting fight in the
“What’s going on there?” Mr. Anume; the school
disciplinarian barked from a distance running
towards the scene and the school field was as
deserted as a graveyard leaving only Senior Leo,
Princess, Daniel and I behind.
“What’s going on here?” Mr. Anume asked with
some kind of husky voice.
“Sir…” Senior Leo tried to speak but he was
restrained from doing so by Mr. Anume.
“Follow me to the staffroom.” Mr. Anume
commanded as he led the way to the staffroom
and we walk behind him.
“I will teach you a lesson today.” Senior Leo
whispered into Daniel’s hear.
We got to the staffroom and Senior Leo asked us
to kneel down and we did as instructed.
“Bring me a chair.” Mr. Anume commanded a
junior student who was roaming about.
“Here is it sir.” The junior student came back
with a chair and he tried to use his face
handkerchief to clean the chair for Mr. Anume.
“Stop been a fool, get a rag and use it to clean
the chair for me and don’t use your
handkerchief.” Mr. Anume commanded and
cautioned the junior student.
“I’m sorry sir.” The junior begged shivering as he
headed to the staff room to get a rag and he
cleaned the chair for Mr. Anume and he left for
“Ehn… ehn… am all hears.” Mr. Anume said
directing his statement to Senior Leo.
“Sir, I assigned this girl to carry out an
assignment but she failed the assignment.”
Senior Leo began.
“Assignment? What kind of assignment is that?”
Mr. Anume asked puzzled.
“Sir, he…” Daniel tried to talk but he was
restrained by Mr. Anume.
Did I ask you to talk street fighter?” Mr. Anume
cautioned as he adjusted his medicated glass.
“Sir, ehmm, the assignment….” Senior Leo
stammered not knowing what to say.
“Stop beating around the bush, and go straight to
the point.” Mr. Anume cautioned sensing
“Ehmmm, I asked her to fetch a bucket of water
yesterday and she bluntly refused and she ran
away.” Senior Leo lied and we all exclaimed
“You sent her on an errand not an assignment.”
Mr. Anume corrected.
“Sir…” Daniel tried to speak again but he was
again restrained by Mr. Anume.
“I said shut up.” Mr. Anume barked at Daniel
who was becoming impatient with Senior Leo’s
“What’s your name?” Mr. Anume asked pointing
his index finger at Princess.
“Afolabi Princess Sir” Princess replied.
“Is it true that your senior sent you a message
and you refused to execute his message?” Mr.
Anume asked facing Princess.
“Sir, he is lying, he toasted me and I abused him
that he has no shame and he landed a
thunderous slap on my cheek.” Princess reported
with tears in her eyes.
“Toast? Hmmm, I understand.” Mr. Anume
“What about this boy?” Mr. Anume paused.
“What’s his role in this matter?” Mr. Anume
asked facing Princess.
“He came to my rescue and that lead to a fight.”
Princess explained sorrowfully.
“What about him?” Mr. Anume asked pointing to
“He is Daniel’s friend (pointing to me) and he is
also my class captain.” Princess replied.
“What do you have to say?” Mr. Anume asked
directing his statement to Daniel.
“Sir, this idiot (referring to Senior Leo)…” He
“Will you shut up or I shut it for you? You’re
addressing your senior as an idiot, what
nonsense.” Mr. Anume yelled loudly.
“I’m sorry sir…” Daniel begged.
“What’s going on here?” Behold it was Mr.
Chorus; the Principal. He wore a Nigeria Jersey
for adults and also a white sport shoe.
“Good morning sir.” Mr. Anume greeted on his
“Ah! Ah!! Leo what are you doing on your knees?”
Mr. Chorus asked in disbelief.
“Sir, I was trying to get something before you
came… there was a fight in the school earlier
this morning and here are the main casts of the
fight.” Mr. Anume reported to the principal.
“What? Leo involved himself in a fight?” Mr.
Chorus asked in disbelief.
“Leo told me that he sent this girl (princess) on
an errand and she refused to refuse to go and
she ran away, he said that he saw her today and
that made him to slap her since her mouth was
watering of abuses.” Mr. Anume paused.
“And this girl also defended that Leo toasted her
and she abused him that he got no shame and
that made Leo to slap her.” Mr. Anume
“This young guy (pointing to Daniel) brought up a
fight with Leo and he brutally injured Leo.” Mr.
Anume explained literarily.
“What of this boy? Are you not the boy that
scored 321 in your entrance exam?” Mr. Chorus
asked directing his statement to me.
“Yes sir, I am the one.” I replied facing down.
“So, you’re also among the fighters, right?” Mr.
Chorus asked as he adjusted his medicated
“No sir, he is a friend to this boy (pointing to
Daniel) and he is equally the class rep of his
class.” Mr. Anume explained.
“Leo reported to me yesterday that she sent this
girl a message but she did not go.” Mr. Chorus
“I told him to punish the girl whenever he saw
her.” He elucidated.
“Sir…” Mr. Anume tried to talk but Mr. Chorus
“So, you have the audacity to fight with your
senior, the senior prefect for that matter and you
are even bold enough to rebel against my
sanction.” Mr. Chorus summarized smiling.
“Don’t you know Leo is my biological son?” Mr.
“Ehn!” Daniel and I exclaimed surprisingly.
“Please call the assembly, this boy has to be
expelled from my school.” Mr. Chorus finalized
and the timekeeper was commanded to ring the
bell for the assembly and the assembly ground
was filled with students.
“Good morning my students.” Mr. Chorus began.
“Good morning sir.” We all replied in chorus.
Mr. Chorus explained how the whole incident
happened false-fully but this doesn’t move any
student. Many students has fall victim of Leo
and his comrades, the girls were sexual harassed
and the boys were bullied and asked to do things
against their wishes. Leo is the only son of Mr.
Chorus among his eight children. He showered
him with love and care and he never let him lack
anything he desired. He equally supports him in
everything he wished and he worked his post as
the senior prefect of the school because he was
not that bright and brilliant for the post. What a
father of a child!
“This idiot went against the school rules and
regulations and he is therefore expelled from this
school and he is no more a student of this great
school.” Mr. Chorus concluded and a faint and
velvet voice came could be heard in the midst of
“Expel my foot…” A voice uttered loudly and the
principal opened his mouth in agape.
TO BE CONTINUED