Story written by Stella Dimoko Korkus for Encomium Magazine
It was with tension and on edge that those who witnessed this exchange of slaps whisper this gist. According to them, ‘coloured trousers had been banned within the camp and the camp commandant spotted Pastor Tunde Bakare’s son, Segun Bakare in black trousers. When apprehended, the lad asked the commandant if he didn’t know he was the son of Tunde Bakare, the popular preacher. The commandant immediately delivered a slap on the face of the young man and Segun replied with his own slap.
Segun’s mum had given the commandant a number to call when she dropped off her son in camp, so immediately this incident occurred, the commandant called Mrs Bakare and after a few words, the phone was handed to Pastor Tunde Bakare himself. After hearing what had happened, Pastor Bakare asked that his son be disciplined for disobeying camp rules. The phone was on speaker and Segun heard his father’s instructions and as soon as the phone call ended, he went down on his knees and started begging. The matter has since been resolved.