There was a village named Agedo, not too far from the river.
The village is a very peaceful village and was ruled by the village chief Ajaka
Ajaka was a fair and just man, who administered equality and fairness throughout the village.
Ajaka knew how to settle disputes involving lands, families and other things that bordered the villagers.
One day, a grumpy looking elder named Dotun came to Ajaka with a land dispute, he had with his younger brother.
After Ajaka listened to both of them, he found that Dotun was wrong and the land belong to his younger brother.
So Ajaka handed over the land to Dotun’s younger brother.
Dotun who brought the case to Ajaka, thinking he would favor him was mad with rage.
He protested and protested, but the decision had already been made.
Dotun did not forget what happened.
He kept on thinking of a plan to get back at Ajaka.
Until finally Dotun decided to visit the river gods.
“Send Madness to Ajaka, and make me the village chief,” Dotun said to the river gods
“What will you give us?” The River gods asked in return
“I will sacrifice one goat daily to you,” Dotun said in desperation.
“We will accept, but should you fail to deliver, you will lose your power and Ajaka will be sane again” The river gods replied.
Dotun was very happy, “the first thing I will do, is get my land back from that foolish brother of mine,” Dotun said to himself as he left the river.
Meanwhile, a little young boy named Kunle watched all that had transpired between Dotun and the river gods.
Soon Ajaka went mad and started ripping his clothes apart and eating from the dustbin.
People were so scared that the gods were angry and in their fear, they all made Dotun the new chief.
Dotun wasted no time, he immediately collected his brother’s land and reviewed the tax laws.
The new tax laws were so heavy, that the villagers labored every day and still could not feed their family.
When Kunle’s parents could not feed him well again, Kunle knew all was not well and he had to do something.
Kunle called all his friends together and they made a plan.
One by one they hid all the goats in the village.
The next day when it was time for Dotun to make his daily goat sacrifice, all the goats were gone.
Dotun ransacked the whole village but there was no goat.
Kunle and his friend had carefully hid them where no one could find them.Slowly the day passed, and Dotun missed his sacrifice.
The river gods got really pissed and made Dotun mad.
Ajaka got his sanity back and became chief again.
Justice was restored in Agedo village and Dotun the mad elder was
banished to the evil forest.