Dennis Okike has emerged the 10th Ultimate Champion! He outsmarted Dr. Edmund Umeabuani and Ifunanya Onike in the waters of Usaka River, where the final battle among the warriors fervently seeking for the 10th symbol took place.
On the final day of the search, the warriors got a message from the Council of Elders ordering them to pack their bags and make their ways to where they usually draw water. Chidi was waiting for them and gave them the next set of instructions.
The final task was to search for The 10thSymbol.
To do that, each of them would make use a clue which would take them to two different locations to retrieve two pieces of the map that would lead to where The 10th Symbol was buried. It was a race against time and the last man to return to the next location after was evicted.
Edmund and Ifunanya’s first clues led them to the Place of the Talking Drum to retrieve the first map piece; while Bobby and Dennis went to the Mud Field. Subsequently, Bobby and Dennis headed to the Place of the Talking Drum for their second piece while Edmund and Ifunanya raced to the Mud Field. Edmund returned first, followed by Ifunanya. Dennis edged Bobby out of the quest when he beat him to the finishing line. Bobby was instantly evicted.
With their maps pieced together, the remaining warriors had all they needed to proceed to find the Sceptre. On their maps three spots were marked ‘X’ as possible places where The 10thSymbolwas buried. Ifunanya was in the lead, having figured out the direction first. However her first attempt at crossing the river with the aid of a rope saw her falling into the water while Edmund and Dennis moved on.
Edmund arrived first and headed straight to one of the spots marked on the map and began his search. Dennis joined shortly. Ifunanya had barely stepped in the river when Dennis raised what turned out to be a false alarm. All he had was a piece of debris laying under the river. The protracted search had the warriors glancing at their maps intermittently as Dennis kept digging up dirt after dirt from the river.
After many futile efforts Dennis eventually dug up the Sceptre from under a slanted palm tree in the river, and thereby ended the long search for The 10thSymbol.
He was instantly inducted into The Order of Heroes as the 10th Ultimate Man by the Anchor-man, Chidi Mokeme.