My sister attempted to harm my father in order to gain an inheritance.

Bayo Ajibola

My Name is Janet and i reside in the state. My father, a 75-year-old retired teacher, is in declining health and confined to a wheelchair. I find solace in spending quiet evenings with him, either reading to him or enjoying our favorite music together.

Recently, my younger sister, who recently dropped out of college and is struggling with financial debts, approached us. In a conversation about inheritance, my father mentioned that he intended to divide his assets (including the house, cars, and family heirlooms) equally between my sister and me.

He believed this would provide us with the means to take care of ourselves. Surprised by my sister’s question about when we would receive the inheritance, I couldn’t help but express my disbelief with a mere look. My father casually dismissed the matter, stating that it would happen after his passing, leading to an uncomfortable silence.

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A few days later, I received a distressing call from the police, informing me that my father had slipped on his porch, activated his emergency phone, and was rushed to the hospital. Overwhelmed by guilt and self-blame, I blamed myself for being irresponsible.

Thankfully, hours later, I received news that my father was alright. Desperate to understand how the accident occurred, I questioned my father, who simply explained that he had lost his balance while slipping, assuring me it was not serious.

Upon returning home, I checked his house camera i had it installed a couple of months prior to the incident just to keep an eye on him. What I discovered through the app was the most shocking and painful revelation of my life.

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I felt a lump in my throat as I watched my sister deliberately pour water on the porch of my father’s house and knock on the door, attempting to lure him outside.

Overwhelmed with grief, I spent hours crying, my eyes swollen. I felt lost, unsure of whom to turn to or what to say to my father. Should i confront my sister about this or should i tell my dad? I honestly don’t know what to do now.

Bayo Ajibola

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