Proverb. Bi iro ba lo logun odun ijo kan ni otito a ba
Literary meaning. Lies may never be discovered in twenty years but one day the truth will surely catch up.
Illustration. You can lie for as long as you want, one day the truth will come out. You can never pretend to be who you are not.
For example, a woman had been having an affair with her husband’s driver for years and he actually fathers all but one of their 4 children. The man relocated to the united states and few months after filed for his family to come over, DNA was done for all the children and it was discovered that the man only fathered their last child who was 4 years old at the time, the other children who were between the ages of 6 and 13 were not his. The woman confessed because the driver died 2 years before. The man decided to keep all the children but he divorced the woman and left her in Nigeria. He is happily remarried and his widowed new wife takes care of her 2 girls and his 4 children life her own.
Nothing will ever stay hidden forever and there is nothing like taking truth to your grave.