Chapter 41

10am…
We couldn’t leave Shade before we exited the
country….she had staked her life for Bayo…we
also realised this could be the last journey of our
lives…
I called Mr Ahmed…
Mr Ahmed: Do you have my money?
Me: No…but I have the consignment you originally
asked for..
Mr Ahmed: stop toying with me…
Me: it will be in Accra by 12:45pm..tell your guys
to pick it up, same arrangement like before…
Mr Ahmed: in its entirety?
Me: yes…
Mr Ahmed: you owe me $30k as interest if the
consignment arrives intact….if not, you will be
dead, you and Cynthia. ..
Me: but how did you know….
Mr Ahmed: dont be worried…its pretty straight
forward
…my stuff or you and Cynthia can make babies in
Heaven.
Me: check ur email , I sent a convo to you….its
most enlightening.
Mr Ahmed: very well Nathaniel.
11:30am
Bayo knocked Alhaji’s gate….Kamoru opened it
with a hiss…as soon as he saw Bayo…he wanted
to attack him then he saw the pistol..
Bayo: where Shade dey?
Kamoru: she dey back…abeg no kill
me…abeg…you know say I like you…I
swear….Alhaji na bad man…abeg…
Bayo: where Alhaji dey?
Kamoru: him go festac…
Bayo and I dragged kamoru to the store…we saw
shade…it was a mess…her both legs had been
shot…it was decaying…gangrene had set in…she
had fever…she was smelling like s corpse…
I called Cynthia and explained the happenings so
far…
We locked up kamoru in the store…his last advice
for us was ‘run’…
12:15pm
We got a bus driver ready to take only Shade to
Abuja…he agreed for 80k…he definitely wasn’t
from Mazamaza…she was semi conscious, but
there was a hospital there where she would be
treated as a guest of Mr Ahmed, with full
protection.
2pm
MR Ahmed called to tell me the Medical
equipments were of good quality. ..the
consignment was ok..
Alhaji called Bayo for a truce….saying he only
needed me…he said Shade’s legs was a
mistake…Bayo hung up…
Alhaji called back to say his only regret was not
killing her…but he will sure kill all three of us…
I booked a flight online for Myself, Cynthia and
Bayo…to Ghana under Mr Ahmed’s protection,
atleast for a while…Cynthia would connect to
Lagos via Kaduna..then we all go to Accra. .
5pm..
We were at Ikeja Airport…Cynthia’s aero flight was
being delayed for thirty minutes…Bayo and I were
anxious..
6:40…
Cynthia joined us at the international terminal…she
was on a top and shots…I told her to pack
sparingly. ..Bayo’s ecowas travel certificate was
ready…we had picked it up earlier at Festac
passport office…
7:00..
We had started checking in…Cynthia wanted water
so I escorted her to get a bottle..
I felt so lucky that this nightmare was about to be
over…
I was going to start everything afresh…
Then I got a text…
Text Message: where u dey?…we don dey wait you
for check in…u no fit run…
Since it was Bayo’s former phone…the caller ID
showed who it was…Taofeek had found us..
I didnt want Cynthia to panic..
Me: Baby…just go and check in…I will meet you at
the boarding gate and if I dont…then I will see you
in Accra.
Cynthia: no I am not going without you..
Me: but you must..
Cynthia: please dnt let me…please dont…
Me: just go…now!…and if u see me…dont talk to
me until we are on the plane…
Cynthia: please come in one piece..
Me: I love you…
I tried calling Bayo but his number wasnt
connecting. ..then I remembered his phone was
dead.
I let Cynthia go in ahead of me, I saw her check
in…that was relieving…then I turned to look for
Bayo…
He was with a copy of complete sports..as he saw
me he smiled and approached. ..he saw I wasnt
smiling. ..I started running towards him…
Then I saw Taofeek behind Bayo…he stepped out
from the shadow of a family congregating.. Bayo
saw my shock so he stopped walking….and was
asking through sign language why I was
running…and what was happening. .
It must have been painless…because the blade
went through Bayo’s throat swiftly…his head fell
backwards…a fountain of blood sprung
up…nobody would have noticed except eyes that
were on Taofeek or Bayo…as Bayo fell on the
ground in a pool of blood…people started
screaming…. I looked up from Bayo’s
body…Taofeek had disappeared. ..like he wasnt
ever there. …
7:07pm
Bayo died.

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3 Responses

  1. horlabiyi

    Eeyah

  2. lemme start frm d bgining

  3. oh my God

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