Mama’s First Encounter With a Married Man

She was born and bred a Muslim 53 years ago. Her name was Lateefah E. Musah. She later converted to Christianity and was Christened Letitia when she was 27. She’s now known as Letitia E. Musah. During her time in secondary school, she fell in and out of love several times in a year. Mama didn’t ever hang out with one man for more than six months. She says she was the most beautiful girl in her school and that she had a knack in engaging in hanky panky relationships and never slept with any man unless she was convinced the man really loved her. She’d date a man for a month or two and then dump him. This was particularly the case if a man insisted during the early period of their relationship on “slipping between the sheets” with her.

   Mama’s first encounter with a married man was that with her secondary school head master called Abudu. Although he was married, Abudu was amorous of every pretty woman he met. She was 17 and he was 44 . Abudu had a face like granite. He had a short square body hardened by deadly exercise. He had three children and knew how to behave in any company and in any situation. On the other hand, she was young, unmarried and naïve.

He looked younger than his age and was handsome. It was his wont to give lengthy speeches that were often larded with obscure quotations. Mama considered him to be a messianic leader who showed his students the way to a better life.  Mama would go to Abudu to seek advice on every thing, even including how to deal with guys who often harassed her because she wouldn’t go out on a date with them. Little did she realize she was being dragged into a spider’s web.

Abudu took advantage of this young attractive and naïve girl. He vowed to make Mama fall in love with him, and she did. Abudu was a womanizer, and he applied his skill to the minutiae of his craft. It all started when Mama had difficulty in adjusting to the new milieu at boarding school.

To be continued…