Susan was so confused, it was as though her life was turning
upside down before her very eyes, she cried and pleaded with the policemen to
release her to no avail instead they practically pushed her into the station
and locked her in a cell. How did they find out? She thought, how did the
police resurrect a long forgotten case? What was happening? She thought, she
looked around her cell and fear lurched in her throat, she felt her lunch rumble in her stomach and she threw up on the
cell floor. She felt so sick and nauseous, everywhere begun spinning around her
said to another.
on the ground looking beat.
vomit for cell. Who go clean am for you?” The police officer barked.
vomit from coming out.
is set free. She was led to a small room
where there was a chair and she was told to sit down. A officer walked
into the room and stood before her.
on the night of Engineer Tom’s death?”
forced out of you? Listen to me, all odds are against you….and when I say all
odds, I mean that we have proof that you murdered him so, speak up!”
stared at the policeman in terror.
evidence which shows that you really murdered Engineer Thomas, it even had a
picture of you….right there at the scene….” The police said pausing as he
spoke and looked at her to see any strange reactions.
would lose her job, she would lose everything she had ever worked for. At that
moment, she wished she had listened to her father and stayed in Lagos, at
least, such wouldn’t have happened there.
by the time I return, I expect you to be corporative…” He said and walked
her face. “Why is this happening to me? Why?” She screamed in agony.
and looking so sad and forlorn.
understood how devastated he must feel. He had lost his job and practically
everything, he had even lost his Abuja big boy reputation because somehow, word
had gone out and most of his former loyal and trusted friends had stopped
picking his calls.
devastated…but you need your strength.” She said.
about being devastated.” Chuka spat.
devastated….I miscarried our…baby yesterday…” Rita said as she choked on
literally kidnapped and robbed yesterday when I boarded a taxi cab. The robbers
took my ATM cards and withdrew everything I had in my account…the both
accounts had about one hundred and fifty thousand naira each and all of them
are gone!” Rita pronounced.
when I kicked him in the groin, he punched me in the stomach and I guess
it…harmed the baby because…that was why I was bleeding yesterday…” She
properties were all lost on the same day. What have I done to deserve this?”
of the room and hurried to answer it.
sitting room with his wife.
Vershatti group of companies.”
you to come with us.”
house like a criminal, they had him out of his home in a matter of minutes.
screaming and beating her chest.
door, this time, Rita went to open it. A man dressed formally greeted her stiffly.
calling out Chuka’s full name.
he has to go through such a rough time.” The man said with regret.
husband defrauded, has asked that I rent out this apartment in order for them to make up for
the monies he looted from the company.” The man said.
dead before you people leave him alone?” Rita screamed.
screamed, her eyes flashed in fury.
you and your husband to leave this house in three days.” He said.
left her staring at him in surprise.
it was one of the most luxurious houses she had ever stepped her feet into.
After speaking to her daughter last night about the ‘mommy and me” day at school
on Monday, she was very disturbed about the so-called PA who was also her
her and handing her a glass of drink.
the drink from her and slurped it.
at her new friend’s place and they were both in her room together.
lying on the bed.
pictures I mean…”
her side of the bed.
up the bed. She lay facing Priscilla.
beautiful skin than I do…”
was talking about but the drink was a bit to strong for her.
turn didn’t wait for an answer, she leaned in and captured Tosin’s lips in a
kiss. Tosin was shocked by the gesture, the drink was evoking a lot of heady
sensations in her head and she swooned as she found herself responding.
Augustine stepped into Susan’s apartment, he had seen the police take her away and as soon as they left, he used his spare keys to open the door to her apartment. As soon as he stepped in. he looked around.
“Hmmm…dirty girl….look at that dirty dress.” He murmured as he stared at one of the clothes Susan had left in the bed.
As he closely inspected the room, he heard a loud vibration, his head snapped as he looked for where the vibration was coming from, he soon found it.
“Her cellphone.” He murmured again.
The caller ID read ‘My Dad’ and as soon as he saw it, his face lightened up, he quickly picked the call.
“Susan! Susan! I have been calling for the past one hour, why haven’t you been picking your calls?” Her father barked.
“Good evening sir…” Augustine answered in a very sweet voice.
“Who is this?”
“Your future in-law sir….” Augustine replied.
“What is your name?”
“Augustine Tempeh, sir….”
“Hmmm….where is Susan?”
Augustine burst into fresh tears.
“What is wrong? Why are you crying?” Susan’s father asked in a tensed voice.
“Susan ….the police….they came to take her away, she is being charged with murder!” Augustine cried louder.
“What? Susan! What?” Susan’s father shouted.
“Please calm down sir, I came to pick up some clothes for her and take them to the prision…”
“I am taking the first flight to Abuja tomorrow….” Susan’s father said in a broken voice.
“Please do sir, I’ll be waiting for you at the airport.” He said.
As Augustine hung up, he smiled, thankfully Susan’s father was coming over to Abuja and the best part was that he was going to pick him up at the airport.
“We have a lot of catching up to do, daddy…” Augustine laughed hysterically and went about tidying up Susan’s apartment.
To be continued tomorrow…..