The young man waited until most of the nosy neighbors had gone to work
He had carefully thought through his plan the previous day
He began to meticulously execute his plan
He got the ladder from the garage, pitted it against the Main building’s kitchen balcony
Once he got on the balcony, he took the spare key to the door and let himself into the kitchen
From the kitchen he went straight to the Master bedroom
The door was open, as he had hoped it would be
He entered and went straight to the wardrobe
The money was there
Fifteen bags of giant yellow and black striped polythene bags
Loaded with raw cash!
He saw his madam carry them in stealthily after midnight the previous night
He knew the bags had to contain raw cash
It was not the first time and there was no other logical explanation
His boss works informally in the oil sector
She lobbies for oil companies
Such payloads came in often when she was on a contract for foreign investors
She often had to “water the ground” in order to move her projects along
Nothing softens the ground like money
The contract she was pursuing needed to be signed that week
The cash was to ensure the file got to the right tables as quickly as possible
He wanted to take out a few notes from each wad of cash
But there were lots of wads and he didn’t have the luxury of time
He carried the wads one at a time and carefully threw them down the balcony
Once done, he removed the ladder and packed the cash in his “Ghana Must go” bag
It was quite heavy!
He dressed up hastily and carried the bag on his head
As soon as he left the compound, he avoided the major road
He navigated his way out of the estate through obscure footpaths
His main headache were the security men at the estate’s gate
They usually don’t search cars, but he was a registered domestic staff and they would most likely search his bag
He hadn’t planned that far ahead
Then a miracle!
Somebody parked ahead of him, honking his horn
It was one of the young men who played football in the estate’s park
They exchanged greeting
The young man offered him a lift
He rode out of the estate into the sunset!
The young man dropped him at the nearest motor park
He took a taxi and disappeared into thin air
The woman got home from work and found her gate open
The security post was deserted
She knew immediately that the money was gone
She let herself in and verified her suspicion
She called the estate security, then the police
The estate security checked the CCTV footage
They saw the young man who drove out of the estate with the security man
The police swung into action
Arrested the young man
The young explained himself over and over
“He was going to the petrol station to buy some fuel
He saw the security man carrying a heavy load heading out of the estate
He offered him a lift and dropped him off at the nearest bus stop
He didn’t know anything about any money”
They searched his house, checked his account number
The police concluded he was a smart criminal
The young man was detained
The police also set detectives on the trail of the security guard
They checked the community usually inhabited by his tribesmen
They checked hotels, brothels, clubs, guest houses and other places
He had vanished
The young man was taken to court
The judge remanded him in custody pending the conclusion of the police investigation
The investigation went on and on
One month, five months, twelve months, seventeen months
The mother of the young man ran to the brother in Jeans and T-Shirt
“Please sir, my son’s niceness and neighborliness was his only guilt
His Father died ten years ago
The only thing of value he left us was our uncompleted building within the estate
My son drove a cab to sustain the family
My son is an honest man
I can vouch for him with my life!”
The young man in Jeans and T-Shirt asked her
“What exactly do you want?”
Woman: I want my son exonerated and compensated for this injustice, the police were just using him as a scape goat because they couldn’t do their job and find the real culprit.
Young man in Jeans and T-Shirt: Mama, what time is it?
Young man in Jeans and T-Shirt: It will happen right now as we pray. He raised up his hands, magnified God, blessed his Holy name, prayed in tongues! A scripture came to his spirit, a phrase in the book of Kings “Where fell it”. He remembered the story of the lost Axe head 2 Kings 6:1-7 and he decreed. “Wherever this culprit is, right now, swim like the axe-head to the appropriate authorities. The word has located you and brought you forth! In Jesus name. Amen.”
That minute, In Ilorin (Six hours drive from where the crime was committed) the security guard startled awake from sleep. He looked everywhere for his “Ghana must go” bag and couldn’t find it. He raised alarm, claiming that the staff of the hotel where he was staying had stolen his money
The staff members denied it, claiming he didn’t come into their hotel with anything but the clothes on his back
The hotel manager called the police
They were all dragged to the police station
The security guard claimed he lodged into the hotel with a “Ghana must go” full of money and the bag had been stolen
The hotel staff claimed they never saw any money with him!
It was right there as they argued back and forth that her Madam came into the police station.
She came to town to see one of her clients. Because of the sensitive nature of her job, she sometimes used security details in strange cities (To discourage kidnappers). She had called ahead to make arrangements and only came to the station for her security details.
The security guard was immediately arrested.
The next day he was transferred to the police station where the theft case was being investigated
He told the truth
The young man was released by the judge the following day!
So where was the money?
He had buried it deep in the forest at Ogbomosho. He usually went there once a month to take some money for his upkeep. He never slept in any hotel twice and never went anywhere with the money.
PS: That night, the security guard didn’t know what came over him that made him think he had the money with him. He took the police to the spot where he buried the money and most of it was recovered. He had been remanded in police custody.
The young man was freed. The woman offered him a job as her personal assistant
The pay was very good. The woman also gave him a lump sum as a form of compensation
The word of God does not fail!
Use The Word to locate those vital things germane to your breakthrough today!