Friday, July 25, 2008

Beheaded

I am in a very cloudy mood right now. I just got to work a while ago from a compulsory errand I had to run. The road wasn’t free to start with and some guys at my back found it pleasurable to place their hands at the back of my seat, disturbing me unnecessarily.

I was so glad to get to my final bus stop. I alighted only to be confronted with an accident. The car somersaulted leaving all the people inside wounded. Apparently it was a family car with 2 kids, their mother, possibly father and a house help. As usual people that gathered around not far away from the scene had fabricated their story in which the man that drove the car (the father of those two frightened female children) dead. My mood went from bad to worse until another person that moved closer to the scene said no one died.

Thank good, I proceeded to the office only to be confronted again with a BEHEADED dog on the way!!! The dog lied in the middle of the road with his head gone, the 4 legs gone as well in a manner that resembled no occurrence of an accident. I was so sad. To think that somebody would have done this to the poor dog!!!

This is not so uncommon as we have a lot of ritualists in our society. Those that would want to perform one cleansing rite or the other or worst still kill human beings especially women by cutting of their private parts and heads for money ritual!!! I am tired. I am sad. I wonder when we will have a good and orderly society where all forms of cruelty to animals and humankind will stop.

23 comments:

LG said...

na wa o, i m hearing abt dis 'beheaded dog' for this 1st time.dis lagos is sumn else o, may God continue to save us 4rm ourselves AMEN.
thank God no one lost their life in d accident, only yestaday Obafemi martins lost his Mum in the tanker inferno @ orile *sigh*

cheer up dearie

isha said...

Na wa o. God help us in Nigeria o.

princesa said...

Whoever did that to the poor dog??

What a sad post.
Thank God for the lives of that family.

aloted said...

thank God no one died o...kai...

wats with the beheaded dog...serious wahala...God help us all!!!

Naija Idol said...

Chai! sad story. God will save us all from the hands of ritualists and also accidents. Amen.

Chari said...

wow...mehn i dnt even know what to say or where to start...9ja will get to the place where our society as a whole will become sane...

Naija Idol said...

BTW, im loving ur profile pic. nice dimples. wish i had double. close up/macleans advert.lol

Sha said...

beheaded dog? wow..
thank God dat no one died in the accident...

OluwaDee said...

That dog was mutilated.

Things will be better.

Standtall said...

LG:
Abi o my sister. I am sorry to hear abt Obafemi's mum. I even read abt it

Isha:
May God help us, amen.

Princesa:
It was really sad. I tell u. I was happy that know life was lost in the accident

Aloted: Yes thank God. The dog issue was so bad

Naija Idol:
A big Amen to that. Thanks for my profile compliment. I appreciate you

Chari:
You have said it all. How r u brova?

Sha:
Yes a beheaded dog. Such a shame

Oluwadee: yes the dog was mutilated. I prya things get better wiv pple mentaility sooner

Grahamn Kracker said...

I had left a comment, but it has disappeared. I can't repeat myself, except to say that it sounds like a hard experience, but I was glad that no one died, very sad for the dog and I hoped that it had gone quickly, and suffered little.

Mz. Dee said...

jeez.. i think i'm gna throw up

Jaycee said...

Oh my goodness. Currently, we have a dog in my house, and the thought of anyone doing that to it gives me shivers!

Thank God for the lives of the family in that accident...

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

This story is sooo sad.

Nigeria is not the only African country were beheadings are commonplace... it is common through all of West Africa, I have been told...

It seems to increase during election times...

I was warned never to eat any food unless I know the person who prepared it because poisonings of black Americans are VERY common due to envy of our American citizenship that is idolized in some African countries...this is actually what black Americans have told me who were poisoned in Africa and survived.

It is a shame.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Chari said...

babe am aii now sha...

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

it shall be well. its a crazy out there.

Abbie said...

Whao, that would have torn me up seeing that poor animal. just reading about it makes me so mad that some pitiful person would do that.

Standtall said...

Ghrahamn Kracker: so sorry abt the comment disappearance. I hate that when it happens. Thanks for ur kind words

Mz.DEE: pls do not throw up

Jaycee: I thot of my cats too and I firmly resolve not to let them go abt anyhow. Imagine some pple by kittens for rituals or herbs!!!

LISA dear: you r so right abt this happening a lot during elections. I wodner why they have to carry out rituals to serve the pple.
I am not sure abt the poisoining of black americans but if this is happneing, it's really a shame. How can people engage in envying others this way.

Chari: good to know u r allright. Let's talk

Lighty: you are darn right


Abbie: THE WINNER!!! WHERE IS THE PARTY?
I felt sad real sad when I saw d mutilated dog

archiwiz said...

YEE! I was scared by that title oh. Pele...thank God nobody died.

Poor dog. It was clearly not an accident. And I thought all these ritual things had stopped.

archiwiz said...

In addition to election times, I'll say this is a direct result of the poor economy and unemployment.

Waffarian said...

Damnnnnnnnnnn. Rough day indeed! I hate seeing accidents...and men, if you travel that Benin-Lagos expressway thats all you see...

As for our society...today, I was dreaming that I was the local government chairwoman and that my local govt was an example...a beautiful land with bicycle tracks and everything....

I dey go prepare my campaign...

Smaragd said...

geez,

u definitely had a "Murphy's law" kind of day! pele dear.

so u were at my Alma Mater last week eh? greatest Ife!

hope u feel much livelier now Sweets.

Standtall said...

Archwiz: sorry t scare you. I use the first title that came to my mind after seeign the poor dog

Waffarian: Yes, I knw abt that Benin road. I usually get scare if I have to travel via the road. I will like you to actualise that dream of becoming the chairperson or chairwoman and much more so. I will support you!!!!

Smaragd: Yes, I am much more better. So u r a great Ife too. Greatest of the greatest Ife!!!

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