Previously On Evening With Eva. .
Ahmed thought about the trend of events that had happened to him lately. He had been hospitalized, there was the death of his protégé Agent Mercy, there was the attack and theft at the office, and now his dogs had been killed.
He picked his phone and dialed the number of the only person he trusted; his uncle, Retired Colonel Haruna Yakubu
“Uncle, we need to talk about this. Face to face. I can be at the villa in 3hours.” Ahmed said.
“No. Don’t come. I will. I haven’t been out of this place in three weeks. I need the journey. I will be with you in two hours son.” The Colonel replied.
“Thank you Uncle. Please be careful.” Ahmed said.
“I may be retired son, but I am still an agent. Old soldier never die!”
They both laughed at his joke. After exchanging pleasantries and asking about loved ones, the colonel was about to hang up when Ahmed said
“One more thing Uncle. Mercy is dead.”
He could feel the tension. He imagined his Uncle’s stony face all soft at hearing the news. Ahmed had never seen him shed a tear. He always held it back. After a few seconds, the Colonel replied:
“I will see you in 2 hours son.”
He hung up.
“The Colonel has finally come out of hiding. Dispatch some of your guys at Berger and I’ll be at the other entry point to Kumasi. Ready some of your best buggers. The Colonel is coming to town.”
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Eva stepped out of her room at a few minutes to eight. She looked very pretty and sweet. She wore a short red flowered gown which stopped just above her knees. Below that was a tight ash colored jegins which accentuated her hips and brought out her bum. She looked good.
She walked into the sitting room and went left towards the dinning. Shina was already seated and he beckoned her to come and sit beside her. There were two other men with stern looking faces. She sat at the table and joined the others as they waited for Sophia to arrive.
She came in at exactly 8am, looking fresh as usual. She wore a pink silk shirt with stopped just after her elbows. She was in a blue bum short jean. Eva found herself staring at Sophia’s hips all the way from the door to the dining table. Sophia got to her chair and Shina immediately got up.
The other two guys got up too. Eva joined them. They waited for Sophia to sit first, after which the rest followed suit. Each person had his favorite meal already prepared and covered in front of him. Sophia said a very short prayer and opened the cover to her plate.
Every other person did the same. Eva concluded that they all had to do what Sophia did. Eva was amazed at what she had in front of her. She had indomie in her plate. Not just any kind of indomie but her favorite kind. It was garnished with diced carrots, green pepper, prawns and best of all two huge snails.
She looked at Shina with a wide smile on her face. Shina nodded back at her as if to say “We know EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU DEAR”. Sophia had a small grin on her face too.
“Let’s eat” Sophia commanded. Eva could not wait.
Colonel Haruna got out of his house and walked to his garage. He had previously given his driver a key and asked him to wash the red Murano jeep, informing him that he should get ready to drive him to Kumasi.
He was ready in record time wearing a body hugging black t-shirt and white loafers. He added a brown ‘kangor’ cap to the mix and was ready to go. His driver started the ignition as the Colonel approached the car. He got into the back seat.
“Let’s go” He ordered his driver.
As the driver shifted the gear to reverse and began to move the car, the colonel stopped him.
“Stop the car James.” He said.
“Drive back into the garage.” The colonel commanded. James obeyed.
When James was back in the garage the Colonel opened the door and got out of the jeep. He went inside the house, without saying a word to James. In ten minutes he was out. He had changed his clothes. He was now wearing a pure white linen attire, with matching trousers. He still retained his ‘kangor’ cap and loafers. He had a key in hand. He walked to another car, a black 2003 Honda Accord and opened the door.
“I changed my mind. I will drive myself. You can take the rest of the day off. I will call you when I get back.” He said to a bewildered James.
“Okay sir. Thank you sir.” was all James could say.
James watched his ‘Oga’ drive out of the villa and into the dirt road that led out of the premises.
He picked his phone, pressed and held 0 on his phone.
“He decided to drive himself. I had planted the tracker in the car he asked me to wash. He is currently driving a black Honda Accord with plates AA106SMK. It is a very ordinary and plain car. His rims are alloy and gold plated. He just left.” James said to the mouthpiece.
“Where is he likely to pass through?” Tawo asked.
“Sir, I cannot really say. His actions this morning took me completely unawares.” James said.
“Ok Agent James. Keep this up.” Tawo said and hung up.
Tawo had been waiting a long time to take out the Colonel. Tawo hated him because he was the only one whom he could not figure out. The Colonel was the General’s ward in military school and loved him like a younger brother. That was the only reason he was still alive.
Moreover, the Colonel had done The Ghost Corporation a huge favor by taking down a huge rival, The Drug Cartel. The Cartel was loud and everywhere and raking up the profits.
They blocked business for The Ghosts Corporation who preferred to operate in the shadows. The General’s gift to the Colonel for his effort was his life. However, the General made sure that the Colonel was being watched at close range.
They had place over fifteen different agents around him in the past three years. Cooks, drivers, fiancées, hookers, personal assistants, and even family. They knew where he lived. They knew when he had facial reconstruction.
They knew everything about him. It was their job to know. Just in case a day like this came. And that day had finally arrived. Tawo was so happy his father, the General had entrusted him with this operation. He had also warned him in clear terms.
“DO NOT ENGAGE TARGET.”
Tawo was a very patient agent. He had a strong feeling that a day would come when he would finally conquer a worthy opponent. Even though he could not still do anything now, he was happy that the Colonel was finally making a move.
A very silly move. He had initiated and planned the ‘scare’ at Ahmed’s residence hoping that Ahmed would contact his beloved Uncle. All was going according to plan.
He went into his control room. There were three touch screen plasma monitors on the wall. Two trusted agents sat adjacent each other decrypting codes and aligning coordinates on keyboards connected wirelessly.
‘Where are we?’ Tawo asked.
“We are currently monitoring the status of Saints Road and Ring Road. We are watching other major areas Challenge, Ejisu and Konongo. All lights are green at the moment sir.” One of the agents said.
“The situation is dicey sir. He is driving a very common car and he is going to be hard to pick out.” The second agent said, zooming in on the images on the large screen.
“Which satellite are you connected to?” Tawo asked looking closely at the screen.
“The Saturn-U134 sir.” The agent replied.
“Not good enough Kojo. Merge the connection between Saturn –U134 and Mecury-00A.” Tawo said.
The agent did as instructed.
“Now, bridge them and merge their transitions. Use the WSPTA protocol to rewrite the imagery and log into all CCTVs, mobile phone and every fucking device that has a lens and is in proximity. Launch a new search.” Tawo commanded.
He watched intently as the agent obeyed his command, moving his hands on the keyboard in light speed and writing codes. After a few minutes a new clearer map appeared on the screen, different lines and route lined up the screen. Tawo nodded.
“Parameters sir.” kojo asked.
“Begin Nsawam and Kumasi. Data ID: Number plates. Content: AA106SMK. Database: Vehicle Registration. Unique Search: Plate Numbers.” Tawo spelled out.
Kojo entered all the details swiftly and a red button flickered atop the screen. A search sequence was initiated and the screen began to change in milliseconds. Images and images flashed on one section of the screen while the other screen had a small dot running around in all directions on the map.
“Now all we have to do is wait.” Tawo said.
Thirty minutes later, the screen stopped moving with a large rectangular box showing a message: “MATCH FOUND”
“We have got a hit sir.” Kojo announced, hitting a key on the keyboard.
Tawo rolled his swivel chair beside agent Kojo and watched as a green dot was moving slowly in the map.
“Zoom in on that.” Tawo ordered.
Kojo zoomed in and they got the location of the Colonel.
Tawo called Shina.
“The Colonel is about to pass through Ejisu. Set up your guys at Oduom. This should be as easy as taking a pee.” Tawo said.
Shina hung up.
45 minutes later a black OPMESA patrol Van was parked across the Oduom – Accra express way on the route coming into Kumasi. The 3-lane road was now reduced to one as men in military uniforms were stopping and checking cars. Shina did not get down from the Van but had given directions for the plate number they needed. After a while the army officer doing the search radioed Shina that they had the car in view. Three cars away. Shina was excited.
“Make sure he parks and do as instructed.” Shina radioed back.
They motioned the black Honda Accord to stop. They directed it to pull over just behind the patrol van.
The man knocked on the door.
“Can you roll down your mirror?” The man asked.
The mirror rolled down.
A young lad who looked like he was in his early twenties was at the wheel.
The Colonel was nowhere in the car.
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