“Jimmy what have you got?” sani asked.
“Remember that cyberware we launched? That is supposed to detect emails with terrorist content?” Jimmy asked and sani nodded.
“well it just intercepted a mail from a well known terrorist. A truck loaded with snipers is arriving nigeria via the chad-maiduguri boarder”
“Any information on the transporter?” sani asked.
“mahamat hassane, a graduate of molecular physics from oxford university, went back to his country in 2012 to start up a farm”
“a graduate of molecular physics from one of the best universities went back to his country to start a farm? I think we gat our man” sani responded.
“prepare the chopper and send a tactical team, i want agent musa to lead the team”
Jacobs was not only shocked by clement’s revelation, he was dissapointed. They had a wonderful chemistry and the case was going pretty well, but what he didn’t know was why his attorney who happens to be his friend will quit in the middle of the case.
He opened his mouth to talk but words didn’t come out.
“I know what you are thinking jacobs but i have to withdraw for the saftety of me and my family” Clement explained.
“What are you talking about?”
“Jacobs i was shot while representing you, My wife went to the market and when coming back, the cab driver gave her a note to give me, it was a threat. Junior my son was coming back from school with a note for me, he said it was one of the security men in his school that gave him. All this notes where threats from anonymous people telling me to quit the case or i loose my family”
Jacobs felt pity for Clement. But if he doesn’t get quality representation, he might end up in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
“Clement do you know that a poisoned food was sent to me in this prison? Do you know that my wife was injected with a drug that would cause permanent amnesia? You know how difficult this case would be if my wife forgets everything. Please my friend, i need you now more than ever” Jacobs begged
“My family also needs me, there is nothing i can do. I’v already found you another lawyer and i’v briefed him on the case” Clement assured.
“Dont worry clement, i’ll represent myself” Jacobs said
“What!! Are you mad? Self Representation is suicide” Clement cautioned but Jacobs had already stood up and was already been led by a warder back to his prison.
“The hearing has been fixed for next 2weeks” Clement shouted before Jacobs left the room.
Dr. Amos sat down and was waiting for a miracle. He knew Grace would wake up but the question was, “is she going to wake with her memory?” He checked his time and he remembered he had missed a very important surgery. He quickly got up and ran to the theater.
Nurse Amaka entered the room Grace was admitted, she saw her still sleeping peacefully and she began to wonder why some people would want to punish such a beauty.
After standing there for a while, she decided to go back to her base. Just then, Grace sneezed and she turned back.
Grace slowly opened her eyes, the room was blurred and she couldn’t see anything clearly, she closed her eyes for some few seconds and opened it but it was still the same.
“You are awake!” Amaka said and ran to her bedside. Grace tried to see the person but her blurred vision didn’t permit her.
“what’s your name?” Amaka asked her. Grace was suprised at the question but she thought it was one of their logistic problems that they were trying to rectify.
“My name is Grace Jacobs” she replied.
“What’s your husbands name?”
“Olundare Jacobs” Grace replied with a suprised look.
” Which day were you brought to the hospital?” Amaka asked.
“Please nurse, i want to rest. When i’m done resting you can come and continue your questions”
“Oh, i’m sorry” Amaka said and walked out of the room dissapointed.
How Far is the tactical team?” sani asked.
“About an hour away” Jimmy replied.
Just then, a man walked into the building and went straight to sani.
” Lieutenant Bala Usman” he said flashing his ID card and extending his hand for a handshake.
Sani shook the hand warmly.
“you are welcome Lieutenant, what can we do for you” he asked.
“I heard there is a crisis situation here so i came to render my help in anyway possible” the man said.
“Thanks Lieutenant but as you can see, we have enough personnel to handle the crises” sani replied him warmly.
“Oh, that is not a problem at all, i will stay put until my services is required. Never underestimate the help of an Army officer” he replied with a charming smile.
“Alright you can relax in the waiting room, i will call you when we need help” sani said pointing to the waiting room.
The man smiled and went towards the waiting room while sani turned and continued talking to Jimmy.
“Make sure you set up a communucation line between we and the tactical team. I want live feeds from the operation” he said and walked back to his officer.
As Lieutenant Bala Usman, walked to the waiting room, he brought out his phone and punched some keys. The schematics of the NATU building sprang up. A red dot was at the west wing of the schematics on his phone.
He turned back and when he saw that no one was watching, he diverted to the west wing. He continued moving and the red dot started getting closer. He reached a point and he was exactly at the red Spot.
“hey man you are not supposed to be here” someone said from inside the room.
“Ya i know, i missed my way, i was looking for the toilet” he replied.
“alright, go back through were you are coming from, take a right and you will see the toilet by your left hand side” the guy inside the room explained.
“I dont understand” Usman said, giving the man a confused look. The man angrily opened his door and came out.
“follow me, he said” he walked into usman’s front.
Usman quickly increased his steps towards the man. When he was exactly behind the man, he twisted the man’s neck violently and he fell to the ground and died without struggling.
Usman quickly searched him and removed his keycard. He went to the door and punched some combinations on the keypad, he then used the keycard to swipe through the slot. The door clicked and it opened.
Usman entered the room and behold, different guns were staring at him.
“This is not what i’m looking for” he said and went towards a shelf. He looked at his phone and got the password of the shelf. He punched it and it opened immediately. He smiled at what he saw.
The invinsible quartet were sitting on a round table.
Paul Adeyemi Aka sparrow, Tunde oni Aka white, Ebuka Eze Aka Agunichemba where all present. Only Sani Abdul Aka charlie who was on official duty was absent.
“I just received intel that Jacobs wasn’t the one who ate the food” Paul broke the silence in the room.
“What!! How did you know this?” Agunichemba asked.
“The guy who ate the food was the guy who was caught habouring some terrorist so the news broke out fast” paul informed him
“Amaka also called the distress line, she said the doctor gave Grace the antidote before the incubation phase of the drug could elapse” Tunde spoke.
“So you mean she would still remember everything?” Agunichemba asked.
“ma guy everything o” Tunde switched to pidgin.
“Attah!! Attah!!” Paul called out. The two other men were wondering who Attah was.
“Only one person know about the antidote to the drug, and that person is attah” paul said.
“And who is Attah?” white asked.
“The guy we put in prison, I think its time we shut him up once and for all”
Jacobs walked back to the prison dejectedly. By then, the dead body of the guy who ate the poison had already been evacuated. Attah immediately knew something was wrong with Jacobs.
“What’s the problem” Attah asked him.
Jacobs just sat down quitely and placed his face on his palm. He started to reminisce. He remembered in the university when they promised each other to always help one another when situation demands.
Attah thought maybe the Doctor failed in the preparation of the antidote so he started consoling jacobs.
“Dont worry, am sure even though your wife doesn’t remember you, you can show her your wedding pictures” Attah assured.
“Its not about my wife, my lawyer just withdrew from my case”
Attah sighed and spoke
“That shouldn’t bother you, you are entitled to your own lawyer so the government will provide.”
Just then, one of the prisoners aproached them.
“I can help you guys bring down the invisible quartet” he said.
“Invisible quartet? I dont know what you are talking about” Attah replied.
“Come on, i heard you guys talking about them. They are the reason am also in prison”
“So how can you help” Attah asked.
The guy turned around as if someone was watching him and then whispered
“we are going out to the workshop very soon, meet me behind the workshop” he said and left.
Jimmy had already set up live feed at NATU and they were communicating with musa and his team. Musa and his team were at the chad-maiduguri boarder waiting for a truck with the incription
They had stood there for close to 45minutes. They were running operations with men of the nigerian immigrations.
“I see you guys have everything under control, i beg to take my leave”
Sani turned and saw Usman.
“Oh Lieutenant, am sorry i didn’t even have time to speak with you. Thanks for your interest in the safety of this country. With men like you, our security would improve tremendously” sani complemented.
Usman gave his trademark warm Smile, shook sani’s hand and left.
“I have visuals on the truck” musa’s voice blared from the telephone speaker. the truck in question was a black one. On sighting the officers on the road, the driver stopped.
“Open ur trunk” Musa commanded.
“Nothing dey trunk only cow” the driver spoke customized pidgin.
“Okay i want to see the cows” musa said.
“Officer me come ‘nijayria'(nigeria) to bring cow.” he said.
“No problem, lets see the cows” musa ordered. The driver had no other option than to open his trunk.
He walked slowely and opened it.
“Mooooo ” the sound of cows and their odour greeted the officers. They used their eyes to scan the truck but they found nothing. They searched the entire truck but found no sign of snipers.
“We gat nothing on him” musa spoke to his device.
Sani was furious. He had just been played again. Just then, jimmy’s line rang.
“Jimmy nwachukwu” jimmy said as he picked the call.
“Sir, the call is for you” he said and gave sani the phone.
“Did you enjoy the ghost chase?” the voice from the other end asked. Sani used his hand to cover the mouthpiece, he then spoke to Jimmy.
“Trace the call”
“Better trace the call fast” the voice said.
“cos in less than five seconds, all your communication network is going down”
“what are you talking about? You know were are going to….. Boooooooom!!!!!” sani was still saying when they heard a loud bang in the building. The line went dead, all their computer screen became blank, their land lines were disconnected, Power was disrupted. Just then sani’s cell rang, he picked it up.
“You know i thought of killing you” the caller said.
“But that would be waste of cemetery space. And oh, its nothing personal” the line went dead.
To be continued