It was the black uniform he donned at the beginning
Waking up at 5AM for drills and training
He wore his uniform with pride and joy
His road to gold was paved with black
Idealism was no match for reality
The uniform brought more of scorn than joy
How much were they being paid again?
It was nonsense
How could a decent human being be expected to survive on such a meagre pay
He needed to augment it
He had his uniform
He had his rifle
Bribery and corruption!
Even the Bible says a thief who stole food is not a thief
What he wanted to do was help his own situation!
How was that a crime?
He began to set up road blocks at obscure places
The public vehicles were the easier targets
But once in a while he would hit gold with some private cars
His salary became the bonus
Surplus to requirement!
He was so good at legal robbery, he soon became the envy of his colleagues
“How do you do it?”
“What is your secret?’
He preened and strutted like a peacock
“Smart” always puts “sweat” to work
He started his own beer parlour
He would sit there whenever he wasn’t on duty and glean information from his customers
He set up his road block one afternoon
The information he got was real
Some yahoo plus boys are going to execute a lady
All he wanted to do was catch them red handed
Use the deal to extort money from them and walk away
He had been told they would be driving a range rover sport
He saw a range rover sport
He stopped it
A lady was driving
He pulled her down
He slapped her!
It was all part of the intimidation process!
He didn’t know she had pressed a panic button in her car
She was the daughter of a top government official
The panic button was built in to alert her Father and his security detail in case of any kidnap attempt
Within minutes the Department of State Service officers stormed his roadblock
He was bundled into the booth of a vehicle
Labelled a terrorist
He was hanged upside down
Flogged and tortured
He screamed and begged
“I am a police officer of the federal republic”
They got his details
Contacted his superiors
They acknowledged that he was indeed one of them
But he was supposed to be off duty and the road block he mounted was illegal
His fellow criminals pointed at him
He was thrown into solitary confinement
Three weeks later, after much plea from his wife and family
He was released!
The police discharged him immediately
At least he had his life
He went to a “prophet”
The prophet guided him
He decided he would turn a new leaf
He joined a church
Became very fervent
The pastor liked him, he was very humble
Since he was unemployed and available, the pastor gave him responsibilities in the church!
He conducted himself very well
He was determined to redeem his tarnished image through his religious activities
He acted, he took over the altar
Miracles, signs and wonder everywhere
Pastor heard the news from afar
When pastor returned, pastor told him of an opportunity
“We have a mission field in Vanuatu Islands, after Australia, would you like to go?”
He jumped at the opportunity
It pays to serve the Lord
He was rushed through Bible College, School of Missions and Discipleship Classes
His paper was processed, his wife also went with him
The church took over the responsibility for his children
Their education, feeding, clothing and housing
He finally got on the streets of gold
He got to Australia, found his way to Vanuatu Islands with his wife
It really pays to serve the Lord
His salary was in dollars and the community provided his needs
What else could a man want?
But old habits die hard!
He was in hurry to make money
He had a point to prove to all those who thought he would never make it
He wasn’t sent to Vanuatu to eat “plantain chips and fish”
Prophet had given him water and oil for his journey
It was the water and oil he used in the Parish at home that made him boom suddenly
He put it to work in Vanuatu
As poor as the people were, they queued for his miracle oil and water
He eventually added soap and special deliverance services
The well rounded and delectable young ladies rushed him
He rushed them back
You only live once!
A lady came in for deliverance
He knew what she really wanted was a taste of his magic cane
He told her to take of her clothes
He hammered her
Her husband heard her scream (He didn’t know she was married)
Her husband rushed in
He got the beating of his life
He was arrested
Within a week, the church stepped in
He was sent home!
The pastor couldn’t believe what he heard
What was he to do?
Should they throw him to the wolves?
No! What would Jesus do?
He was under suspension for six months
He lied and twisted the tale to all who cared to listen
He was framed! He was set-up! It was the devil! They were envying him!
He never owned up to doing anything wrong!
The pastor was transferred to another church!
The new pastor heard his sob tale
Looked at his profile
The church had spent so much on him
How could such a resource be rendered useless
He was sent back to Vanuatu, this time to another province
Within a year, he did the same thing!
He was deported!
The missions board recommended that he should be sent back to the school of missions
He needed to be helped!
He refused to yield to their recommendation
Prophet had assured him it would all blow over!
The church found itself in a jam
Throw him out and people will write all sorts
Tell the world what he really did and everybody would question their judgement
Keep him in the fold and he might start hunting the sheep
And yet he refused to be disciplined
He kept getting invitations to minister at churches
He kept honouring such
One day a letter came from the General Overseer’s office
A lady had written a petition to the General Overseer
She said “she invited him over to her house to pray
He came with his wife and one of his children
After praying for a few minutes
He told his wife and children to excuse them
Then her told her to take off her clothes
She couldn’t believe her ears but it was as if he used a charm on her
When she was completely naked
He rubbed his hands all over her body
Turned her around and hammered her!
Afterwards he asked her to hug him
He had delivered her from whatever was plaguing her!
Hours after he left, she came to herself
She had been violated against her will in her own home by this “Pastor”!
She cannot let it slide
She must make an example of him before he makes a victim of others
She told her husband
What should they do?
They had the option of taking it to the social media, the police or the church
They decided it will be best not to drag the name of the church in the mud over the conduct of one bad egg”
They wrote a petition to the General overseer!
Ps: He was investigated
He was stripped of his ordination
Dust thou art and unto the dust shalt thou return!