Black Monday Episode 4


It had been two months since one of the worst RobberyAttack ever recorded in the history of Mother crime hitthe commercial capital city of Warri, South-South,Nigeria. The attack which recorded the killing of Fifty-Four people including Security operatives and Bankcustomers was described as the most unfortunate eventthat shook not only the people of that region, but theentire nation as a whole. The tragic event left thevarious families of the deceased individuals grieving forthe death of their loved ones; while pleading to thegovernment that the perpetrators of the act be broughtto book.
The Governor of the state headed to the pleafrom these pained families, thereby conducting a Massburial for the dead, and assured the families that thegovernment would definitely fish out the culprits statingthat anyone of them caught would be tied to a stakeand sent to the great beyond.Although, a member of the Gang was caught on thatday of the operation whose identity couldn’t even beidentified as he suddenly lost his ability to speak. Thiswas the handiwork of General who made sure thatStone do not say anything to the police torture unit thatinstitutionalized him in a solitary confinement. He waslater beaten severely until he passed away and his bodythrown into an inferno.The Bank attacked was almost in the blink of liquidationuntil the federal government intervened and offeredthem a loan from the federation account, so that theycould proceed with business. The money stolen wasreported to be over 7 Billion Naira, but it wasn’t certainwhether the figure was altered to suit personal favours.Coincidentally, the lady who was the only victimsurvivor from the attack was a Reporter working withthe State owned television station, and she was nowsecretly working with the FBI/POLICE in order to nabthe criminals who nearly took her life.*******************************Jude had just had another heated argument with hisON/OFF girlfriend Margaret.
The cause of their crisisalways revolved around her sleeping with othermembers of the Gang. He had warned her several timesto desist from such act – of which she promised tochange, yet was still being intimate with General. On thisday, he became vexed and decided to cool his head offat a cinema by seeing a movie. Jude then made out ofhis apartment shortly and went directly to his garagewhere his fleet of cars were parked. Regardless of thebig brand of cars which he had in his garage, hedecided to step out with his Toyota Camry vehicle. Ongetting to the cinema, he was walking towards theTheatre after purchasing the ticket, just then he receiveda text message from his estranged girlfriend, Margaret.In the message, Margaret had informed him that shewas leaving his house and travelling to Abuja to returnback to Warri in due time and wished that he shouldhave gone back to his senses before she would return.
Jude was reading the message with excitement whilstpaying attention to his phone, just then, he mistakenlybumped into a lady and she immediately fell to the flooryipping in pain. Jude was then instantly full of apologyas he helped raised her back to her feet. Their eyessoon became interlocked, and then they froze admiringeach other as though their lives depended on it. Thelady was a full-blown beautifully created specie ofhuman. Her eyes were as white as the cloud, and herfair-in-completion sleek skin was glowing like the sun.Jude was immediately lost in riveria as he could barelyphantom when he broke the silence and striked a convowith her.”Permit me the honour of knowing your name ma’am..”Jude muttered confidently still gazing into her eyes.Evidently, he was oblivious that the lady before him wasthe same person whose life he helped saved at the Bankwhen Preacher almost sniffed breath out of her.
“Uh! My name is Elo.” She managed to utter whilecurling her weavon backwards. Elohor Emmanuel wasone of the most sought after News Reporter acrossNiger-Delta. Her findings had greatly influenced thesuccess of the Nigerian Army toward curbing themenace of militants activities terrorizing that region. Itbecame of – greater interest upon her now that she wasinvestigating another act of terrorism while working as asecret intelligent undercover together with the police,and especially as she was affected by their attack. Herrole was to act as a research observer; while her motivewas to expose the criminals with the aim of reportingtheir story, and also helping security operatives toreduce crime to the bearest minimum.”I’m Jude, you can call me Jude. Please forgive me, butI’m triggered to know, why is a pretty lady like yourselfwould be walking all alone in a cinema, or – perhaps,are you here with someone?” He enquired slightly raisinghis eyebrows upward in a bid to appear morehandsome.
Jude was instantly flirting with her.However, he wasn’t bad looking either and he also hadthe structure of a body-builder.Jude had built virtually every part of his body as he wasMuscular, had his chest pushed-up and a very attractivecollection of biceps to match with. He was alsoHeighten, Dark-in-completion and had full facial beard.His appearance could best be linked to that of theVeteran Noolywood actor, Desmond Elliot.”Actually, I’m waiting for someone, my Elder brother. Wewere supposed to see the movie together.” She lied.”Hmmm… Lemme even put a call through to him now!”She said and quickly brought out her phone from herhandbag, and pretended to be calling her imaginaryBrother. It was – all an attempt to perfect her plan inorder to avoid any suspicious antiques.
After a while, she made a grimace look and theninformed Jude that her brother was caught up in ameeting at his work-place and would not be able toshow up anymore. She looked disappointed and slowlystarted walking away in a dejected manner, not untilJude interrupted her and said that they could watch themovie together; she succumbed immediately and theystarted walking together into the theatre.The dance movie started in due time and everythingwas going smoothly until Elo started pulling someattitude. All of a sudden, she pretended to be dozing offwhile resting her head on his bosom. Jude was quiteuncomfortable with such attitude of hers owning to thefact that he barely knew her, but still, he let it slide andfeigned ignorance.After the movie had ended, they were dispatching fromthe hall, and suddenly Elo developed cold feet. She wasshivering and could barely stand upright. Jude hadsupported her to walk properly as she felt it wasconvenient to rest a huge part of her body on him. Asthough that wasn’t enough, she lamented that shecould not board a cab to her area alone at that profanehour of the night due to high rate of crime presentthere. Her excuse being that the situation would havebeen better supposing her Brother came along.Jude thought about her ordeal for a while and offeredthat she pass the night at his place.
She gleefullyhugged him and showed appreciation for his kindgesture. Not long afterwards, they made for Jude’sparked Toyota Camry vehicle, but not after Jude hadushered her inside using Chivalry. About then, he ignitedthe car and zoomed off almost immediately.Finally, they reached Jude’s multi-million Naira Duplexapartment which he had all to himself, and thereafter,things started going against plans….
To be continue………