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Monday, April 26, 2021

Dr Freaks Journal - Flogged 10 Strokes Of 'Koboko' On A Sunday Morning..


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How The "First Property" I Acquired In Life Earned Me Ten Strokes Of "Koboko" On A Sunday Morning -

The year was 1988, my pocket money then was 15 Naira, 10 Naira from my dad, and 5 Naira from my mum, respectively. 

School fees was 20 Naira, while boarding fees was 180 Naira. 
My Parents thought my brother who was in Upper Six (A Levels) and I had come of age and they for the first time handed our fees (cash) over to us.

There was this trainers (one of the old and reliable brands, but since they are not paying for adverts why should I say more) I had eyed for a long time and since I  had 215 Naira in my coffers, "the devil" (that devil dude don suffer sha!) drummed it into my head to "borrow" 40 Naira out of that money to acquire the trainers. 

Like a sheep being led to the slaughter, I obeyed that "silent but ever consistent" voice. After all, it was what we in The School parlance termed "ose igberaga" (literally meaning the "week of pride" and figuratively meaning the "week when everyone is bouyant"). 

I cordially requested the pleasure of my partner-in-progress -Pastor K and we hit the shop. Lo and behold, they were still there, waiting for me to grab them and without even any form of interrogation, I picked them up, went to the cashier, paid 40 Naira, and ownership passed to me on the spot. I felt good. That was the first time I was purchasing a chattel for myself, with my (borrowed) funds.

Mid Term break came, my parents sent the driver to come and pick us from school and I hid my trainers in the inner side of my bag. Meanwhile, remember that I was yet to pay back the borrowed fees. 

Then came Sunday, it was church time and yours truly went to the corner of his "Jimtex" bag where the trainers were hidden and "rooted" them out. I was just a little child at the time, or how best do you qualify me when I ought to have known that my parents would ask me questions about the strange foot wears from? Such never went off their 5G radar. Dad saw it first. That meant real trouble for me.

 He asked questions about how I got the shoes. I told him I bought them with my pocket money. He then sought to know how much I parted with. I lied that it was only 12 Naira. This man so flogged me en. He called me names and concluded that I was extravagant, how could I have spent so much on shoes at 15.

 In his time he spent less than 50 shillings on sandals. Meanwhile, in my heart I was just praying, let him not discover the real price. I was in luck, he never found out. I didn't need those shoes at the time, it was actually done out of peer group pressure. I wanted to be like my contemporaries whose source of funds I was even too young to comprehend.

For your information, nothing moves me these days, if you like own a private jet, I will only wish you well from the depth of my deep mind and not lose my sleep for 2 seconds. Time and chance happeneth to them all.

How did I pay back the loan I took? A gist for another day.

The afore-written gives you an insight into the kind of parents we had in our time. Today, criminals who parade themselves as parents encourage their children and wards to take to criminal acts. They actually conspire with them and share the proceeds! 

Today, many parents live in houses built or purchased for them by their conspirators/children and they are actually feel good.

I will forever be grateful to my parents for never sparing the rod

I am Kunle...


  1. So aptπŸ‘Œ. Parents these days don't talk to their children talkless of their neighbors own. And it is because of these that many children have gone astray. They see and remove eyes.

    May God help train our children the right way. May they the "children" be able to walk the right path.

    1. Dear Justyswt , i am thinking you meant to say may GOD help "us" train our children the right way. Cos i don't think its God that will train the kids o.Your contribution to the subject matter was spot on. Nice one.

    2. Amen to your prayers!!!... Dr. Freak's last paragraph and your write up sums it up

  2. True words!! The generation of our parents tried in the upbringing of their children, some of them actually did a good job in raising good kids.They never spared the rod. Now, parents would rather want to have a conversation than to spank a poorly behaved kid.

  3. Beautiful story!!! Same here my parents will notice when you bring pencil sharpner, biro or pencil that they did not buy for you and flog you very well...Haaa I remember when I was given 20naira to plait my hair and the lady also sells meatpie in her saloon. That beautiful Sunday afternoon she just put hot steamy meatpie in my mind then, I bought the meatpie which happened to be 20naira...I munched the meatpie happily when she was done with my hair..She asked me for payment..I told her ''madam I have paid you now, shebi I bought your meatpie so the hair should be free now''...

    The woman screamed and dragged me to my daddy that I refused to pay her money..I told my dad that I paid her 20 naira and bought her meatpie so I have already paid her...Omo the cane chopping oh!! They now started calling me MEATPIE THIEF πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯😑😑

    1. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

    2. ������ you go fear bonanza

    3. Phoenix you were a sharp child lol.

      I can't stop laughing

      The most Complex B

  4. My parents are like that too. You just don’t bring stuff to the house, they will sit you down and ask how you got it.
    Even when I was in the uni, same thing. That helped shaping us to be better people.
    Imagine a mum asking her daughter who is not even up to 20 to send her money.
    Little girl just finished from polytechnic. She started doing all sorts just so she could send her mum money. Now, she got pregnant and the guy she says is responsible has denied her.
    Some parents don’t talk/correct their kids when they stray. As long as money is coming in, they don’t care.

  5. Wow Kunle you look really young for your age. I thought you were like mid 30s...kudos

  6. To put things into perspective today, N40 in 1988 is approximately equal to $20 today, so the shoes cost almost N10k in today’s prices.

    Just a fun little math I did, correct me if I’m wrong please.

    1. So what’s the correct figure then?

    2. Y’all are just chanting “wrong”, show the correct math then😩😩😩

    3. Abi o? No be to chant "wrong".
      Give us the correct figure nau.

  7. Even as old as i am and earning, my parents still ask questions when i wear expensive things. It's just discipline and i thank God for my parents. Nothing moves me now, even if my peers buy private jets, i wish them well and pray for mine... gaskia

  8. Exactly as I could remember my 70kobo feeding money then,anytime I got back home,how the money was spent and on what must be accounted for and even up till now I still make sure every little change is accounted for and it is now imbibed in my children to be accountable not only in terms of money but in terms of living too,May God help us parents of these new generation

    1. Amen.

      I always check my kids' bags, if I see any objects that are not theirs, they will explain and return it.

      Our parents did great jobs but today parents want to use civilization scatter everything. They will tell you, its not good to flog/beat kids. Kam nukwa!.

  9. Hmmm. This reminds me of something that happened in my area. There's this woman who has 4 children for 3 or 4 different men - not sure whether it's 3 or 4 men and I can't ask her na. This woman can insult people ehn. If you dare confront her on anything she does wrong, she'd start to shout and insult you. Very razz woman.

    Anyways, months back, we heard gist that her 3rd son stole a neighbour's small gen. She and the son denied it, despite the fact that her own mother was one of those that confirmed seeing the son carrying the gen with someone else. That one passed. Few months after, the second and third son again connived together and stole gadgets (phone, laptop, airpods and footwear) belonging to another neighbour. These items were also seen with them. Again, the woman and her children denied it.

    One day, when the police arrests them for stealing, or they're lynched by a mob, sebi she will cry the loudest in that area? Na siddon look we dey o.

  10. Pls u guys stop this bashing of parents of now. We still have parents now who question their children. They may not beat their children but believe u me we still find ways to discipline them well. There was no internet then so thing must be different now. If u ask our grandparents they will tell u our parents were lax so discipline changes from generation to generation.Likewise in those days there were also useless parents who asked their children for money and encouraged them to steal. Eg Aninis mother. I beg pls calm down for us.

  11. Nice story . I don't do pass myself too o,contentment guaranteed rest of mind. No time for running after what I cannot afford and I always wish people well

  12. Your parents are like my parents. Sho! They didn't even give me pocket money until secondary school. They would buy biscuits and other things you take to school. You can't even dare buy pant in the house because my parents especially my mum knows all the stuff she buys for us.

    Many of today's parents eh! See the chronicle of today. Ayoung girl in school spending on her family. Do they care how the money is coming?

  13. You see my mum? Even when I was in University, I dare not buy anything, my mum knows I couldn't have afford from my monthly allowance. It has shape me to being so contented

  14. Boarding school spending to appear special ☺️☺️fond memories.

  15. Very nice read, brahhh Kunle. God bless our parents.


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