It was time for Mad. Akorkor to obey and go to the palace for the summons. She wasn’t told why she was summoned anyway, she was taken by surprise when the matter was raised at the palace. She was asked to tell her own side of the story. She narrated just as Mr. Kim did. But she gave a little explanation to why she refused giving the child to Mr. Kim the second time he came. She said, Mr. Kim during his active service days never bothered to check up on them and to know what his son fed on. She toiled to cater for her son and if Mr. Kim couldn’t pay the amount he was charged to pay when the boy was young, what shows he could pay a bigger about when the boy was fully grown? That’s why she decided not to give the child to Mr. Kim.
After deliberations, the house decided to fine Mr. Kim for not taking responsibility during his active service days. And also fine Mad. Akorkor for not regarding the chieftaincy to report such an issue but take the sole decision to refuse giving the child to the father. In the sense that, it was the same palace that made him take responsibility before he left for service,so she should have equally informed them rather than taking that sole decision.
Mr. Kim then brought the current problem at hand to the floor of the house. He said, I have accepted my faults and I’ll pay the fine, but due to what Mad. Akorkor did, I never knew my son to introduce him to his siblings, as I speak my son has had an affair with my daughter unknowingly. Is that one too my making?
The house was silent for a moment. The senior elder the said, then the usual ritual must be performed with immediate effect before 6 weeks.
Mr. Kim then said, that’s all he knows so far about their relationship, he is yet to meet both parties and ask them how they met and how long they have been together.
The house then ordered Mad. Akorkor to quickly tell the story to her son and introduce the son to his father. The both parties should meet the children and interrogate them to know more about their relationship.
Mad. Akorkor was shocked to hear that her son was involved in such act. She argued strongly that it is not his son they were talking about, cos his son is a responsible married man. But she had to verify.
Two days later, Mad. Akorkor called her son to come urgently.
Louis did went as her mum instructed.
Mad. Akorkor: Louis, I want u to tell me everything u know about what I’m about to ask u. I’m your mother, u have not hidden anything from me before and I believe u. Do not out me to shame.
Louis: Mum, what is it?
Mad. Akorkor: What is happening in your home?
Louis: nothing mum, we are fine. Do u want to pay us a visit?
Mad. Akorkor: Louis, I’m begging u in the name if God, tell me what is happening in your matrimonial home.
Louis: Mum, everything in my home is fine, have u had one of your scary dreams again?
Mad. Akorkor : Louis I’m asking you for the last time before I loose my temper, what is happening between you and your wife? What have u done to her?? !!!! (she screamed)
Louis : Did she call u mum?
Mad. Akorkor: Louis….!!!
Louis: okay okay mum, I can explain 🤦🏻♂.
Mad. Akorkor: I’m all ears.