Tarasha Episode 78

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Benny took off his hand gloves and washed his sweaty palms in the basin. He cleaned his hands dry with the hand towel, then he took out a phone from his pocket. He opened the screen and clicked on the chat application icon.

‘I’m starting the recorder I placed on the Doctor now, please do help me monitor his conversation and make sure it is transcribed and sent to me, according to our plan.’ He quickly typed into the chat box and sent to Cole. He made sure it was marked delivered before he returned the phone into his pocket and walked out of the restroom, heading to Dr Tobi’s office to wait there.

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‘Hello Mat,’ Chief Elvis spoke into the phone.

‘Hello, who’s this?’ Matvei replied in his gruff voice.

‘Matvei, it’s Elvis. Don’t you remember you asked me to call back?’

‘Oh D–n! This ain’t the time yet man.’

‘Ermm… But the time is close already.’

‘Elvis, are you really sure you want a top grade assassin?’

‘Oh! Why not? I’m sure,’ Chief Elvis stated boldly, surprised that Matvei was asking him such a question. ‘Are you not the one who confirmed that the Nefary Clan sent one of their bests down here?’

‘Yes, I was the one. I was just wondering if you’re really certain that she’s coming after you.’

‘Yes, she is. I told you before that she has already taken out the rest of my business partners.’

‘Well… I thought you won’t call back,’ Matvei paused and sniffed loudly, Elvis could tell that he was taking in a hard drug of some sort. ‘That’s why I didn’t reply you immediately nor did I send you any billing information.’

‘Please, I’m serious about the matter.’ Chief Elvis said in a pleading tone.

‘We can’t just tell if you’re serious yet, it’s too early.’

‘What are you talking about man?’

‘Humm… What of you coming to Russia to come strike the deal with us, these kinds of deals don’t just happen via phone calls.’

‘Oh D–n Matvei! You know I can’t just leave my country like that, I’m the Vice President. I can’t just move anyhow, everything about me is documented and I’ll have to answer serious questions.’

‘Then you are not serious then, just face your work as the Vice President in you country.’

‘Come on Mat, i’m serious.’ Chief Elvis was getting angry already.

‘Then find your way here,’ Matvei said slowly and then sniffed in like he did previously.

‘Matvei, I may have to consider hiring from your rival gang.’ Chief Elvis threatened. Matvei made a chuckle, then it turned into a brief laughter and then a sardonic and long one. He stopped suddenly and he could be heard sniffing again for about two minutes.

‘Assassins in the same gangs don’t go against each other, except on order from their Lord and that only happens when one of them becomes a rebel. You should know better man.’ Chief Elvis heaved a sigh, Matvei was putting him in a tight position of choice.

‘What do you want Matvei? You know I can’t come there.’ He spoke in a calmer tone.

‘Hmm… You’re really sounding serious, I don’t want you to disappoint me like you’ve done before.’ Matvei said and then cleared his throat.

‘I won’t Mat.’

‘Well, we don’t just want things to go out of order, we don’t release our top grade assassins anyhow. But I’ll help you ensure we release one of the best machines,’ Matvei promised.

‘Oh thanks Matvei,’ Chief Elvis sounded more relaxed.

‘But…’

‘But what?’

‘You have to make sure it is well provided for always, keep the assassin in the right condition and always make sure that there are tools available for it to use.’

‘I’m ready to do all that.’

‘And one very important thing is that you have to always think properly before you send the assassin, especially on a killing mission. You might find it hard in making it abort a mission.’

‘Yes, I have only one mission for now. And I’m already decided about it.’

‘Okay then, you have to give us some days to prepare you a machine. We’ll have to prepare a new identity for it to get into your country.’

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‘He asked you to get the rest of the samples?’ Dakolo asked Dr Tobi with a note of suspicion in his voice.

‘No,’ Dr Tobi responded strongly. ‘We need the remaining quantity, we need all we can get. We may not be able to produce the cure if we don’t have enough of it.’

‘Is that what he told you?’

‘No! Agent, what are you insinuating?’ Dr Tobi frowned, offended by Dakolo’s way of questioning him. ‘I’m a trained Doc and I know what’s happening in the lab.’

‘Calm down Doc,’ Dakolo got up from the stool and moved closer to Tobi. ‘I’m just trying to be extra careful.’ He placed a hand on the doctor’s shoulder.

‘But haven’t you called his hospital yet to confirm if he’s really one of their lab scientists?’ Tobi retorted.

‘Yes, we have called the Government City Hospital in Capetown,’ Dakolo took off his hand from the doctor’s shoulder and turned back, taking three steps before he turned again. ‘They’ve confirmed that they have an official named Dr David, they even sent us some of his passports and it’s really this man you brought.’

‘Then why are you still doubting his authenticity or sincerity,’ Dr Tobi raised a brow.

‘Exactly! That’s it, at doubt his sincerity, anyone could be used. Any silly mistakes could totally take out Henry and that will be all, that will be the end of an intelligent young man.’ Dakolo replied.

‘But why would anyone attempt to murder him? He’s been a help and a source of joy to the whole nation,’ Dr Tobi asked, looking confused.

‘He’s been a help to the whole nation but has been the nightmare to so many bad people whom he helped stopped their evil agendas, these people could be the ones after his life. They may want to kill him so as to be able to continue perpetrating their evil deeds and they’ll be no one to stop them and even if there’s anyone else who tries to come up like Henry, the person would be scared not to end up in the same way.’ Dakolo stopped and moved closer, he placed his hand on the doctor’s shoulder again. ‘Have you heard of Samantha Osman?’ Dakolo asked in a soft voice, looking straight into the doctor’s eyes. The doctor nodded in affirmation. ‘She kidnapped the Senate President last night, are you aware?’ Dakolo asked, even though he was sure the Doctor must have read it in the news. The doctor nodded again. ‘Henry knows a lot of secrets about her, some secrets that can destroy her and put an end to her evil works. That’s why she’s after him, she tried to render him totally paralyzed and brainless but thank God the police showed up. In a hurry, she left and forgot that bottle with the cure and I believe that she’ll be coming after it. That’s why we’ve got to be extra careful.’ Dakolo stopped again and turned back, he ran his fingers through his hair before he continued talking in a determined tone. ‘We have to keep Henry alive and return him to his normal state to help us defeat Samantha, else she’ll wreck more havoc in our nation.’ Dr Tobi shoulders dropped as he took in a deep breath, Dakolo had succeeded in pulling him to his side but he still trusted the lab scientist.

‘But Agent, we have to make this clear.’ Dr Tobi said in a soft tone.

‘What’s that?’ Dakolo turned back and asked.

‘Even if we are able to mix up the cure, it may not return the patient back to his normal state. He may have lost his memory and his vision may be impaired, there are some other things which we’re not able to see now.’ Dr Tobi explained.

‘Hmm…’ Dakolo heaved a deep sigh, he placed his palm on his lips as he pondered deeply on the doctor’s words.

‘Well, just do your best and allow God do the rest. That’s the most important reason we should protect the rest of the liquid.’ Dakolo proceeded back to the stool where he was previously seated, he picked up a nylon bag and took out a small bottle, less than half filled with the liquid.

‘This is it, it’s not much anymore, you have to preserve more than you’ll use now.’

++++ ** Six minutes later ** ‘

Which officer could that be?’ Tarasha said into her phone, still busy with the laptop in the room.

‘It’s the popular Agent Dakolo,’ Cole replied her from the other end.

‘That one?’ Tarasha asked in a rhetoric manner. ‘We’ll have to get him out of the way soon. Now, send the transcribed conversation to Benny, he should change to plan B; you and Aisha has to come in then.’

‘Okay Boss, I’ll do as you say.’ Cole said and the call ended.

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Cole got up from the bed immediately the call ended and walked out of the room. ‘Aisha,’ he called out as he moved towards the kitchen.

‘Yes,’ the response came from behind. Cole turned back and saw Aisha coming out from the room where the Senate President was kept.

‘Feeding him?’ Cole asked.

‘Yes, I went to drop his food.’

‘Okay, the boss just called now and gave some instructions. You have to go into town to get some things, I’ll join you there.’ Cole said. He dipped his hand into his pocket and took out a piece of paper and a MasterCard.

‘Here,’ he handed it over to her. ‘That’s the list of what to get.’ Aisha took the card and paper, she unfolded the paper and quickly read through the list.

‘What do we need all these for?’ Aisha asked with a confused look.

‘We have to become journalists tonight, we’ve got some questions for the Doctors and officers.’ Cole replied.

‘Officers?’ Aisha’s face widened in shock.

‘Hahaha,’ Cole laughed loudly. ‘I know what you’re scared of,’ he said, pointing his index finger to her frightened face. Aisha hissed and turned away, she folded the paper and began to walk away. She stopped halfway and turned back. Cole was still standing, staring at her with his arms folded.

‘Are you serious about it?’ Aisha asked in a frightened tone.

‘I’m not joking baby, we’ll have to interview some Doctors although only one of them is our target, we may not interview him but we are to distract him by saying nasty things about him to his superiors. We’ll get a lot of journalists to join us.’ Cole moved closer to her. ‘And we’re going to interview officers too, Agent Dakolo may also be one of them.’ Aisha eyes widened and her body trembled in shock again. ‘Calm down girl,’ Cole chuckled and used his palm to rub her nose. ‘No one would recognize you once you’re properly disguised and you remain confident like the boss has taught us.’ Cole encouraged.

‘I hope so,’ Aisha said, her face brightened up a little, remembering that they had more disguise materials to use now

. ‘Maybe you need to take in some…’ Cole completed his statement with a sniff and a wink. ‘You know, to boost your confidence.’

‘Sure, I will.’ She understood him to be prescribing hard drugs for her. ‘But what about this man?’ She asked, pointing backwards to the room where Nasiru was.

‘I’ll take care of him before coming to join you, he’s gonna take a long nap.’

++++ **Thirty minutes later**

Benny read through Cole’s message frowning, his happiness and gladness of being the one that was to execute the job alone had diminished. Agent Dakolo was still suspecting him even after confirming that he was really Dr David. Well, maybe that was why he was widely respected and known, his ability not to be fooled easily by criminals’ tactics. The door flung open and Dr Tobi entered with Agent Dakolo.

‘Sorry, Dr David. I had to wait for him to come.’ Dr Tobi apologized.

‘No problem sir,’ Dr David said with a smile, greeting Dakolo with a nod gesture.

‘Hope you’re not in a hurry to leave now?’ Dr Tobi asked, turning to his own seat. He motioned Dakolo to sit beside Dr David on the second visitor’s seat.

‘Ermm… I still have some hours more to use here before I join my friends.’

‘Okay, that means you’ll join me to work on the remaining part of the liquid.’

‘Yes, I will. This time, I think we should make sure it’s not mixed at all, let’s just purify it and then you administer it to the patient. It would start working immediately and help to stop every effect of the poison on him. If we have much quantity of the liquid, then we’ll have enough to completely wash out the poison from his system. ‘ Dr David said with much concern in his voice.

‘Here’s the quantity we have left,’ Dr Tobi said, showing David the small ampoule in which he had poured in some of the liquid Dakolo gave him. Dakolo took a quick glance at Dr Tobi to see if he was doing the right thing, he confirmed that the Doctor was following the plan, then he returned his gaze back to Dr David whom he was examining before.

‘I think this should go a long way,’ Dr David commented.

‘Then let’s get to work,’ Dr Tobi said and got up immediately. Dr David rose and Dakolo rose too after him, holding Dr David from walking as he gripped the lab scientist’s left hand which was on the table. Dr David stared at him in surprise, looking embarrassed.

‘Sorry, ‘ Dakolo quickly apologized, he released the hand and grabbed it back almost immediately.

‘Are you married?’ He asked with a forced smile on his lips, pointing to the ring on David’s finger. Dakolo was embarrassed too. He was only trying to find anything implicating on the lab scientist’s body and had seen none, only to embarrass the young man by asking about a normal looking ring.

‘No,’ Dr David took his hand away and proceeded to the door. The three of them walked out of the office and waited outside as Dr Tobi locked his door.

‘I’ll be going now,’ Dakolo said to Dr Tobi after the door was locked.

‘Okay sir, bye.’ Dr Tobi said and began to walk away with Dr David while Dakolo took the opposite direction. Dakolo stopped before the stairs after he had walked out of sight. He still had ill feelings about the lab scientist, even though nothing physical about him looked suspicious. He had to return now to Ken for them to continue their investigation but he had already warned Dr Tobi and the officers in the hospital not to ever allow Henry to be left alone with the lab scientist. He was sure they would keep to his instructions as they had a senior officer of the same rank with Ken leading the team.

**5.30pm**

The phone’s loud alarm tone rang out, jerking off Tarasha from the nap. She rose up immediately, went straight to the table and opened up the laptop. She tapped the boot button and walked out to get a glass of water while the computer was booting. Jefa had slept off in the living room, without switching off the TV. Tarasha thought of switching it off but decided to leave it on and let her brother keep enjoying his ‘noisy’ nap. She returned to the room three minutes later with a plastic bottle and a glass cup, the laptop had finished booting. She dragged the chair closer and sat on it, after which she inserted a modem into one of the USB ports. The network connected automatically and pobsonline.com opened as the homepage of the browser, after scrolling down to skim through and bookmark the links of some exclusive stories, she opened another tab and typed in the link to Linda Ikeji’s blog. She smiled on seeing her expected news on the homepage, Cole had done the job.

‘Real Details Of Henry E.G’s illness revealed,’ she muttered to herself the topic of the headline as she clicked on the link. She opened another tab and typed in n——-d.com into the address bar, where she would be able to read a lot of people’s reaction to the breaking news. She returned back to Linda Ikeji’s blog and read through the post.

‘Reports reaching us today from a trusted source has revealed the real cause of Henry E.G illness and his present condition. Henry EG was poisoned in his house by unknown person(s), the suspect of the poisoning is the assassin Samantha Osman. That same afternoon he was poisoned was the same day he was arrested and interrogated by the police after he was alleged to have a close relationship and a suspicious love affair with the assassin. The doctors had previously lied to the press to hide the details on order from the police. More details on the news to come later.’ Tarasha scrolled down to read some of the comments the post had, after reading a few, she navigated to the second tab where the N——-d forum site was opened and scrolled down to read mostly comments.

She smiled, loving the comments and heat the news was generating. She was glad that the police and the hospital would be under a lot of pressure now from the press. All she was waiting for was the second alarm from Benny and then she’ll join them at the hospital to play her part in the task.

++++ 6pm

‘Almost done now,’ Dr Tobi announced to Dr David who was just returning to the lab.

‘Hmm…’ Dr David smiled, ‘all the impurities gone right?’

‘Yes,’ Dr Tobi replied. Dr David adjusted his belt and trousers, he touched a button on the belt head and a red light flashed.

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‘So we’re going to be working with a new assassin?’ Stainless asked Don as they rode down the street.

‘I’m not sure yet, but I believe the man is bringing in someone else’ Don replied.

‘You believe? He didn’t mention it to you?’

‘Yes, I believe. From the way he was speaking, it was obvious he was expecting another assassin.’

‘So the assassin would be from where?’

‘I don’t know,’ Don said and angrily pushed the horn as a faulty car was causing a holdup on the road. ‘All I know is that we’ve got to stop Tarasha before the assassin comes, I want to be the one to stop her.’ Don continued after finding a way to drive past the car.

‘Did the Chief still ask us to continue with the job?’

‘He never asked us to stop,’ Don replied and pushed the horn again as he sped past some slow cars and trucks. ‘But I’m desperate to get that money from Chief and I also want to kill Tarasha with my hands.’

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‘This is not nice sir,’ Ken said as he entered into Dakolo’s office, looking worried, he headed towards Dakolo’s seat with the tablet in his hands.

‘What’s that?’ Dakolo looked up to ask. He was already rounding up for the day, closing up the files which he had summarized the day’s report.

‘Henry case is all over the news,’ he said as he handed up the device to Dakolo. Dakolo stared at it for a short while and an expression of shock appeared on his face.

‘How in the world did they find out about this?’ He asked in a shocked tone.

‘I don’t know,’ Ken said as he pulled the visitor’s chair to sit on it, he folded his arms. ‘I was just replying to some messages on WhatsApp when I got the news, I thought it was just one of those chain messages but I was shocked when I saw the vanguard news link.’

‘Oops!’ Dakolo dropped the device and stared thoughtfully. ‘Does that mean one of the boys has been giving the press information?’

‘No, I don’t think it’s one of our boys, they dare not try to be so stupid because they know we’ll surely find out.’

‘Then how did the information get to the press? We warned the doctors not to mention it anywhere, and it’s even against the ethics of their job to let out the condition of their patients to the public or to somebody else.

’ But we really can’t tell, you know. Some of those stubborn journalists could have pressed so far and forced out the information from a nurse or doctor and besides…’ Ken paused for some few seconds. ‘You said there was a new doctor today, a lab scientist precisely.’

‘Ermm… Yes,’ Dakolo let out a deep breath from his mouth. ‘There was a lab scientist who had that same sample, I’m only waiting for him to finish manufacturing the cure with Dr Tobi. I’ve instructed the boys to grab him immediately they finish from the laboratory.’

‘I don’t think they should grab him sir,’ Ken suggested in a strong tone.

‘Why?’

‘It would be better if we keep tabs on him and monitor his movements, he could lead us somewhere helpful.’ Ken said.

‘No Ken, I’ve thought of that before, it won’t work. If he is from Samantha Osman like we suspect, I think it’ll be dangerous to let him leave the hospital. You of all people should know how they always escape without leaving any trace.’

‘But sir, we’ve confirmed that he is from Government City Hospital in Capetown, we could always trace him there.’

‘How are you sure that he would return to South Africa when he leaves? If he is being used by Samantha, I don’t think he would like to return.’

‘Sir, you sound so sure that he’s working for Samantha.’

‘Well, I’m not sure but there is just something about the young man that looks so evil.’

‘Hmm… Let’s just see how it goes,’ Ken shrugged, ‘thank God that the journalists won’t be allowed to enter into the hospital, they would have been causing problems by now.’

‘Thank God we’ve warned the security officials not to allow even one of them step his feet into the premises of the hospital and anyone that even comes in by mistake should be bundled out immediately. Well, it’s time to call the doc,’ Dakolo said and got up from his seat. He picked up his phone and walked slowly to the window side, dialing on the phone. He peeped out through the curtain and placed the phone on his ear.

‘He’s not answering his calls, I think they’re still in the lab.’ Dakolo turned and said to Ken, he then dialed another number and rested his bum against the burglary proof metal.

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‘You should all hide your microphones and your devices well, we will enter at different times, at five minutes interval to be precise.’ Cole disguised as a journalist was addressing a group of journalists from different news media outlets, four vehicles were parked behind them. ‘Also make sure you hide your ID cards until we get in, if we don’t act like this, we would not be allowed to enter.’

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Benny raised up the ampoule containing the cure prepared and observed it under the white light, he smiled to himself and muttered some words. He glanced back to see if Dr Tobi was watching him and quickly turned back, he exchanged the ampoule with another one in his inner jacket.

‘I think it’s time now,’ Dr Tobi said after hanging his lab coat. ‘Let’s administer the drug to the man and save his life.’ Two nurses entered into Dr Tobi’s office that moment with a tray which had in it the syringes, tubes, ampoules and the other thing that would be needed in administering the cure to the patient. ‘We’re good to go, ‘ Dr Tobi said with a smile. Dr David dropped the ampoule in his hand into one of the trays held by the nurses and proceeded outside first, he adjusted his trousers as he got out of the door and waited for the rest to come out. Dr Tobi led the way to the theatre with Dr David behind him and the nurses following too.

++++ **23 minutes later**

There was an usual noise at the reception of the hospital. The number of journalists and reporters in the compound were too much for the security officials to control.

‘Sir, can you tell us what happens if Henry EG never comes out this condition?’ A journalist threw a question to the officer.

‘We can’t tell now, but we hope he’ll come out soon. What you guys need to do now is to leave this vicinity, it’s a hospital and there’s need for quietness here.’ The officer managed to say, about six microphones were stretched to his mouth while several cameramen were taking his pictures from behind.

Cole stepped back away from the rest of the pushing journalists as he felt a vibration in his pocket. It was the second vibration and be knew what it meant. He quickly took out his phone and checked the screen, he returned it in the same manner. He looked around for a while, searching for someone, then he saw her with the group of journalists interviewing the senior Doctor. He smiled and journeyed towards them.

‘…we don’t have the authority to let out that information to you now, ‘ the senior Doctor was saying. ‘All of our Doctors are trained specialists and none can give you this information.’

‘But what about Dr Tobi who told us how the police smuggled in Henry? Is he not supposed to keep in the information too.’ Cole who just joined asked, pushing forward to the front, Aisha left her space for him.

‘Which Dr Tobi?’ The senior Doctor seemed shocked.

‘The Dr Tobi in charge of the patient,’ Cole replied.

‘Please excuse me,’ the senior Doctor said and hurried into the hospital. Some journalists include Cole followed after him. Cole turned back from the group with something in his hand, he had taken it from the doctor’s pocket.

‘Here, ‘ he handed over the access card to Aisha. ‘It’s time for your second role, have you read the instructions Benny sent you?’

‘Yes,’ Aisha replied, taking the card from Cole.

‘The boss should be here very soon, keep your tracker on.’ He said and patted her on the shoulder.

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‘Hello officer, what’s up?’ Dakolo spoke into the phone.

‘Hello sir, we’ve got some troubles here. I was just about to call the office,’ a tiny voice came through.

‘What’s the matter?’

‘There’s a huge crowd of media house representatives and journalists here and they are pressing too much,’ the officer replied.

‘What do they want?’

‘A lot of them are asking for your whereabouts, they are asking about Henry EG and want to know his present condition.’

‘How did they get in?’

‘I don’t know sir, even the security men are confused.’

‘Okay, are you at the ward now or with the journalists downstairs?’

‘I’m downstairs.’

‘Please go back to the ward now, immediately.’ Dakolo ordered.

‘Okay, right away sir.’ Dakolo ended the call and returned to his table immediately, ‘we have to go to the hospital now.’

++++ *6.25pm*

Dressed corporately in a white shirt and black trousers, Omotara stepped out of the room into the parlour. Jefa was still there, he had woken up and resumed watching TV. Omotara walked over to his front, she dropped something on the centre table and turned to him to tell him she was going to her workplace. The look on his face stopped her from talking, his sorrowful eyes were glued to something on the screen. Omotara turned to look at the screen, it was the network news at 6. She turned back to Jefa wondering why he had such a look when the news being reported wasn’t even a disastrous one.

‘Bro…’ She stopped again as the sorrow on his face deepened. She turned again to the TV, excerpts from a press conference with the police was being shown. ‘What’s the matter?’ She finally turned and asked.

‘That… That man…’ Jefa lips trembled as he spoke, pointing to the person in which the cameras were fixed.

‘…no one is above the law. No matter what you do today, even if you think it was hidden, it’ll only be a matter of time, the truth would be revealed and you’ll be seriously punished for it. So I urge all Nigerians, especially those residing in places that have experienced these assassin attacks to report any suspicious thing they see immediately to the police, don’t hide anyone, even if the person is your friend, remember an enemy of the nation is equally your enemy.’ The IG said and received a thunderous round of applause. He waited for the place to be calm again before he continued speaking. ‘I also encourage those who are behind these attacks and those who are sponsoring to surrender to the government now, you may be considered and pardoned but it you don’t surrender…’ He paused and made a threatening chuckle, ‘if you don’t surrender, you’ll still be caught and you’ll be made to face the penalty.’ The excerpt display ended and the newscaster reading the news was returned to the screen.

Omotara turned back to her brother, still not able to understand the reason for her brother’s mood.

‘It’s seems you’ve forgotten already,’ Jefa said in a painful tone and got up from his seat. ‘I won’t remind you and please don’t ask about it, do have a nice time at work.’ he said before trudging back towards the direction of his room. Tarasha stood motionless for a while, she closed her eyes and brought back the picture of the inspector general to her mind, something seemed striking about it. She brought out her phone from her bag and open the mobile browser. She typed in ‘Nigeria Inspector General of Police’ into the search engine, it finished loading in three seconds and she quickly scrolled down the search results. She didn’t see anyone that interested her so she clicked on the icon for more image results. She clicked on the first picture that appeared and stared at it for close to one minute. At first, it seemed to have no effect on her but then a strange kind fear started to fill her heart, slowly, his face was more looking more familiar.

She returned back to the search results and clicked on the Wikipedia option. It opened and she scrolled down to read about his early life and that was where she saw the picture of his early days which she recognized well. Her eyes became red instantly, she clenched her left fist and her teeth as her lips trembled. The phone fell from her hands to the ground. She suddenly developed a thirst for his blood. Inspector General Rikau Saliu. The same man who led the terrorist group to her house, killed her parents and molested her severely.

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Dr Tobi and Dr David had changed into their theatre coats already, with the nurses. They just put on the masks and Dr Tobi was making a silent prayer. After his prayer, Dr Tobi injected a sedative into Henry’s veins to start with and waited for a while for the effect to show. An unexpected knock sounded on the door while they waited. Everyone in the ward stared silently at each other as if to ask if there was anyone expecting a visitor. Then one of the nurses went to the door and returned to whisper something to Dr Tobi. Dr Tobi stared blankly for a while, then he stepped back and walked to the door. He walked back a minute later and went straight to Dr David.

‘Did you tell anyone about Henry EG’s condition?’ Dr Tobi whispered to David’s ears.

‘Humm…’ Dr David seemed hesitant for a while. ‘I only told one of my friends, during the break, he’s also a lab scientist, I wanted to ask him for some tips.’

‘Oh shi*t! The news is everywhere already, ‘ Dr Tobi placed a palm on his forehead regretfully.

‘But how?’

‘I can’t say,’ Dr Tobi replied thoughtfully. ‘But is it possible that the person you told also told someone else?’

‘Ermm…’ guilt appeared on Dr David’s face. ‘He actually has a sister who is a journalist,’ he stammered.

‘D–n!’ Dr Tobi exclaimed with a loud hiss, the nurses were staring at them. ‘I’m sorry,’ Dr David was saying when another knock sounded on the door again. Dr Tobi stepped back first and proceeded to the door, he conversed with the knocker for a few seconds and then turned back inside.

‘I’ll be back in few minutes time,’ Dr Tobi said and then walked out leaving Dr David alone with the two nurses.

” What do you think would happen with the memory of Rikau Saliu back to Tarasha’s mind? And do you think Benny would succeed, now that’s he has been left alone with two nurses and even changed the ampoule?” Share your thoughts with us

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