Susan opened her eyes to a small room, she was lying on a
bed and she had no idea where she was. She wanted to sit up but felt restraint,
it was from her wrist, it was handcuffed to the iron bed post. The door opened and
a nurse walked in, accompanied by the female police officer.
brought you to the hospital….” The police officer said.
police officer said. “You are our responsibility and we’ll be held responsible if
something happens to you in the cell.
kind of food poisoning…I didn’t like the prison food.”
you’re almost through with your first trimester.”
innocent….” The police officer said.
“You better do…” The police officer answered.
“Susan, I cam as soon as I received a call from the police station. How are you? Your mother is beside herself with worry.” Her father said.
“I am sorry dad…I…” Susan started. “You guys shouldn’t worry so much.”
“I’ve asked that your mom and sister returns to Lagos, so that I can be the only one here….”
Susan looked at her father and nodded. The lawyer spoke to her.
circle, trust me when I say that they won’t rest till you are dealt with.”
against you…the law doesn’t necessarily take the good side all the time, it
all depends on how good your lawyer is. I would see if you can be bailed but I’m
sure it’s going to be at a heavy sum.”
“I hope you’re okay, have the doctors said anything about your health?” The lawyer said.
“There’s nothing to be worried about…” Susan said.
“What caused you to faint?” Her father persisted.
“I…am …pregnant.” Susan blurted, knowing that she couldn’t hide the truth from her dad.”
“What?” Her father barked. “Who is responsible?”
baby?” The lawyer asked.
any man since you came to Abuja, how come you got pregnant?”
and the lawyer and looked away.
the police knows about this pregnancy, it could be used for or against you.”
The lawyer said.
am not asking if you murdered him, but did you have sex with
the statement. It is confidential but it read that at the first time you were
asked if you had anything to do with Tom, you denied it. It read that you said
that you were just a new employee and you only went to his office for work
ask the judge that we wait for the baby to be born before holding the trial?
These people have connections, they have money and they hire the best people,
even the judges are their friends. Do you know what could happen if they find
out that the baby is his? They would slander you with all kinds of things, they
would accuse you and convict you of a crime you didn’t commit.”
would be held against you and they would argue that you know something about his death and that’s
why you refused to acknowledge the fact that you were sleeping with him!”
now! You could be sent to jail…” Her father said with tears in his eyes. “Susan…why?
This is not the little girl I know, how could the few months you spent in Abuja
change you this much? Your company have cut off all ties to you, you are in a
deeper mess than you think…and I and your mother, sisters and brother are
beside ourselves with grief…”
must look for a way to get you out of this present problem.” The lawyer said grimly.
walking over to hug Priscilla.
awaiting us? No way!” Tosin said and left the room, heading out of the house.
into her bathroom, emerging moments later with some papers. She quickly splayed
them on her bed and looked through them. There was a knock at the door and she
after which she locked it again.
papers on the bed. “Found what you wanted?”
files I got from her bag last night when she was asleep…I photocopied them.”
mean…she doesn’t look like a boss to me.”
Abuja. Why would you say that?” His mother spat.
you so you’d better chin up and be friendly with her. I can’t have you blowing
know…isn’t the sacrifice too much? I mean, having to…to..be with a woman
and all…” He said uncomfortably.
back your inheritance! They stole from us! They robbed us!” His mother said.
seized his assets. I am not his only child you know and my step-siblings mother’s
aren’t taking the risk you are taking.”
families! I have nothing, my family has got nothing…I …was lucky to have
found your father and married him…and the only property he left to you…the
only asset that he wrote in your name has been confiscated and sold off to that
stupid company. I would have managed with the spa but you know that it’s all camouflage,
the spa is in my name but I am owing lots of money at the bank and most of my
proceeds from the spa pays my loan. This is our only way out! This is your
inheritance and I need it back!” His mother said with tears in her eyes.
so bad that she won’t know what hit her.”
has the legal document and everything… if only we can get the original copy, burn it maybe and do a fake! Oh I don’t know what to do but God help me, I am going to destroy that company and get back our lands and she’s my passport to doing that.” His
a company land…”
back what rightfully belongs to you. I need access to company files, I need to know her passwords…I still have a long way to go.”
“Why do you say that? She’ll use her brains to figure you out.”
“No she won’t., I’ll make sure she uses her heart and not her brains, I am going to make her fall hopelessly in love with me.” His mother said with
determination in her eyes.
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