The Coffin Maker Episode 48

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Back at the hospital:

Matron

Excuse me please who are you people?

Scorpion

Hello madam, I’m Detective Daniel Acheampong from the police headquarters and with me here are my colleagues.

Matron

This floor is only for women and babies so what do you want here?

Scorpion

We are looking for a young guy with a gunshot injury who was possibly brought here last night or early this morning. His life is in great danger so we were sent here by the IGP to take him away from this place to a very safe place.

Matron

So, who directed you to this very floor if you are searching for a male, as I said this floor is only for women and children?

Scorpion

Oh one of your male nurses directed us here and he said this floor is for people with serious injuries especially those who have been taken to the theatre.

Matron

This is strange because every nurse in this hospital knows that this floor is meant for pregnant women and children so why would that nurse direct you here in the first place?

Scorpion

Madam, are you serious about what you are saying?

Matron

Do I look like I’m joking or playing games with you? As a matron of this hospital, why would I be playing games with police officers who are searching for someone concerning a matter of life and death? If you don’t believe me, you can check in the other wards over here on this floor so you can verify for yourself what I’m saying.

Scorpion

No need for that madam, can you please direct me to the very place that I can see the young man we are searching for? If he is here we have to get him out of this hospital before daybreak, every second we waste puts his life in much danger and I don’t want to risk the life of my men or even the young man.

Matron

(whispering to herself) Should I show these people the ward where the young man is? The doctor and that soldier told me to keep everything secret but these people are also policemen and they all work hand in hand so why don’t I direct them to the guy’s private ward.

Scorpion

Are you saying something to me, madam?

Matron

(coming back to herself) Oh I wasn’t talking to you sir, I was trying to see if I can remember all the patients we took to the theatre last night and early this morning.

Back at the roadside Kwaku Mike was still not getting a car so he decided to walk further and see if he could get a taxi at the next lane of the road.

Meanwhile, the soldiers had also gotten to where their boss and wife were standing and they joined them in their car whiles one of the soldiers was asked to stay behind and try to work on the car.

Back at the Hospital:

Matron

Well, whoever gave you the direction to this floor gave you wrong directions, please follow me to the elevator so I show you the floor which has the kind of people you are chasing after.

Scorpion

You are such a wonderful person, if all people police officers come in contact with are so sweet and down to earth like this, we would be very swift in discharging our duties to curb down crime.

Matron

For this hospital rendering the best to our clients remains our top priority, that is why we are the leading private health facility in the capital city and Ghana at large.

(The matron and Scorpion together with his boys descend down to the first floor inside the elevator, they get to the first floor and walk to the private ward that was allocated to Kwaku Mike)

Scorpion

So ma’am, is this person the only patient who was brought in early this morning with a gunshot wound?

Matron

Oh yes, he is the one and I learnt he is a son of a diplomat.

Scorpion

Oh really, this information was not in the docket that was dropped on my desk. Thanks for the information, I really appreciate it.

Matron

Ah don’t mention my son; we are all working for the betterment of our beloved country. It looks like the drip and blood we were infusing on him is finished. Please give me a minute so I check up on him.

Scorpion

No problem ma’am, I wouldn’t like any interruption when I’m taking his statement.

Matron

(after going closer to the patient, she realises that it is a wrong person) My goodness, Ani-Agyei what are you doing on the patient’s bed? Where is the actual patient?

Scorpion

Ma’am is there a problem?

Matron

Yes sir, there is a big problem, the one lying on the bed is a nurse in this hospital. He is the nurse who was appointed to monitor the health condition of the patient who is supposed to be in this ward.

Scorpion

Ma’am so, you mean the actual patient is not this guy? Where will this young guy be then? He shouldn’t make things more difficult than it already is oooo?

Ginola

Scorpion I am suspecting that male nurse who we bumped into and who directed us to the last floor to be the person we are looking for. His movement was a bit suspicious to me when we met him.

Scorpion

Ah so why didn’t you signal or prompt me when you saw something like that?

Matron

Is everything okay sir and why the name scorpion because you mentioned a different name to me earlier on.

Scorpion

Oh ma’am in our line of work we use animal names and symbols to represent our identity. You wouldn’t like your real information like the name to leak if you were a detective that has been dealing with hardened criminals. Ginola, call Stubborn to start the car because we are moving right away, madam thanks very much for your assistance and patience, we are very grateful for everything. (they rush out of the ward leaving the matron behind)

Matron

Ani-Agyei, wake up and tell me what actually happened in this room. How come you the person who is supposed to monitor a sick person is lying on his bed without your uniform? Where is the doctor even?

I need to raise an alarm now because I don’t know how we can explain the disappearance of the young man to the soldier and his wife when they come here this morning. Ani-Agyei you better wake up and start talking ooo.

The matron rushes out of the private ward to the corridor and presses the emergency alarm bottom to trigger the alarm which got every staff of the hospital alert. She runs to alert the doctor of what she has just discovered at the private ward.

Meanwhile Kwaku Mike had gotten a taxi and he jumps into it and orders the driver to just drive and added that when they got to a place far enough from where they were, he would tell him the exact place that he wanted to be taken to.

Thanks to the one hundred cedis the criminal gave him, he had enough to pay the driver and also find something to eat since he had left the bag he was carrying along when he left the village inside the bush while being chased by those killers.

When they got to the highway, he looked behind and saw that no one was trailing the taxi so he told the driver the exact place that he should take him.

Scorpion and his boys also run out from the hospital making noise which attracted the attention of the people around. They sat in their car and the speed at which the driver of the car moved was overwhelming. At the entrance of the hospital, Scorpion and his boys’ car nearly run into the car that had Brigadier Adu-Tettey and his wife in it.

Brigadier Adu-Tettey

If those people in that car mistakenly hit our car, I would have made you boys play with the driver’s cheeks. How can you drive carelessly like that? Or was he thinking he is on a formula one track? He is very lucky today.

Mrs Adu-Tettey

You soldiers koraa what do you get from slapping people?

Brigadier Adu-Tettey

Captain Awude can you please answer the question my wife just asked?

Captain

Madam you see, some people act like excuse me to say animals and the only thing that they understand is instant justice. If the government decided to hand over power to the military for just one week, this country will be easily compared to South Africa or Dubai in just a few days. When you slap someone the person looks sharp and accords you with the attention that you need and for the army officers our slap is a very powerful tool that we use to straighten civilians that fool around.

Brigadier Adu-Tettey

Bham!!! Captain Awude God bless you and thank you for the word so sweet, please park under that tree and get the boys on track so that our cover won’t be blown until we get that young man out of here to a safe place. My baby girl let’s go inside and sort his medical bills and get him out of here.

TBC