The Coffin Maker Episode 72

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At the Bank Manager’s Office:

Opana:

Manager, I want you to bear witness to what we are about to do. My good friend here will give you some dollars and I will like to open a dollar account in your bank so my brother over to you.

Mr Addo:

(opens his briefcase and brings some dollar notes out) Mr Manager, I have the money he and I agreed upon in respect of the purchase of his parcel of lands. Kindly check and see if the money is intact so that we can proceed with the next line of action.

Manager:

Ah, thanks for the privilege bestowed on me. I will get someone to come in with a counting machine so that we verify for ourselves the whole amount. (picks his telephone and issues a command then invites the person to his office)

Mr Addo:

My brother, can we expedite the process? I have an emergency meeting to attend so as the counting of the money is ongoing I would like us to sign the remaining part of the documents.

Manager:

(orders the person knocking his door to come in) Ah my dear, come over here with the machine and start counting this money for me.

Opana:

Okay my brother, at least your effort has shown me how genuine and credible you can be. Let’s proceed with the signing and thankfully the manager is here to sign the witness part.

Manager:

I’m happy to inform you that the money is one hundred thousand dollars.

Mr Addo:

That is good. Now, since the bank manager has confirmed everything is genuine and intac,t I believe our business transaction has been a success and I’m looking forward to do much greater works with you in the future. I will be on my way then. It was nice doing business with you Mr Ansah aka “Opana the rough boy”; I promise to work with the clause stipulated in the agreement sheet. (walks out of the office)

Opana:

Mmmmm, Manager please divide the money into two, and use the remaining half to open a dollar account for me. I have to rush to the hospital and make payment for my daughter to be flown outside the country for an emergency surgery to be done on her.

Manager:

Sorry about that sir. Since you are already a client of this bank you will just have to sign some few papers then you are good to go because we already have details about you.

Back at the Airport:

Julia:

(walks through the people waiting to pick up their relatives or business partners then she saw her name on a printed paper) Excuse me gentleman. Are you the person who was sent to pick me up over here?

Ginola:

If you are Juliana Ohenewaa Dotse then yes, I’m the one who has been mandated to pick you up.

Julia:

Oh that’s awesome. Please can you take me to the car you brought because Ghana is really hot and I can’t take the heat any more. Gosh! Africa is really hot and I can see my fellow Africans are really suffering with all this heat.

Ginola:

(talking in his head) See her too knowing life over there. When you get the chance to travel small you come and talk big big grammar. Are we the ones living here in Africa shea butter? My friend keep quiet and endure the weather God in His rightful mind saw befitting for Africans. Do you know how many people who are suffering from rheumatism here in Africa and if the weather is to change for even five minutes, do you know what problem it will cause for them?

In the Washroom of the Airport:

Quincy:

Guy, what is wrong with you all of sudden? You are making me scared.

Michael Ansah:

Charlie, I saw the guy who shot at me on that fateful night. You know, I was wondering where I had seen the car when it appeared and the moment I saw the guy getting down from the car I got to recognise where I first saw it.

Quincy:

Oh really! Which guy are you referring to my brother?

Michael Ansah:

Ah, didn’t you see that guy in blue suit who got down from that black tinted glass Land Cruiser?

Quincy:

You know the people coming in and out of this place are too many and moreover my mind wasn’t on any particular person especially when we had seen the person we came to meet.

Michael Ansah:

My guy, we are not safe at all oooo. I thought I had escaped away from those murderers but they are still following and tracking me. We have to be very grateful that the man didn’t recognise me and also his boys who came to this place didn’t see me. Hey, what did you tell Julia before coming here?

Quincy:

I told her not to worry but she should go and look for the people who were supposed to pick her up from the airport. She said she will get in touch with you when she settles down at the hotel she will be lodging and even invite you over if possible. My guy the chick is fresh paaa ooo and from the way she was looking at you and demanding for hugs from you means another thing to me ooo. I presume she has fallen for you oooo.

Michael Ansah:

Herh, are you alright or you have developed typhoid fever all of a sudden? What will a sophisticated lady like her type be doing with a jobless young man like me? Can I even afford to buy the soap that she uses to bath or even the pomade she uses? Charlie, I’m only a son of a coffin maker so let me cut my coat by the material I have available. Please don’t push me to my early grave, for some of you guys you always mistake like for love. That lady only likes me so don’t attach any strings to it my guy.

Quincy:

See mumu! Which lady will waste such an amount of money to acquire all the things we have in the bag in my hand for free? Don’t you know that there is no free lunch in this world? Even God expects us to worship Him with the life that He has given us. Your parents took care of you for you to get a better place to stamp your feet so that in the future they can also benefit from the investment they wasted on you.

Sometimes, we think we can cheat nature by playing smart in some cases. We rush to aspiring politicians to give us money without finding the source of same. When they are voted into power, we expect them to work effectively and efficiently. Don’t you know they will first harvest the seed they sowed before they came into power?

Michael Ansah:

Afternoon lecturer. Thanks for your lecturing in this washroom. I’m thinking of how we will escape from here and you are standing there bombarding me with scenarios that won’t help us.

Back at the Hospital:

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Matron:

Maabena, how are you seeing your new role as a matron?

Maabena:

So far so good. Everything is on track and I think the guidelines you gave me has made things very easy and I am loving my new role. I promise not to let you down because to whom much is given, much is expected.

Matron:

I like the way you just expressed yourself. It goes a long way to tell me that you are up to the task ahead of you. I have called for a short meeting so that I announce to your colleagues the promotion that has been given to you so that they accord you with the respect that is due you. Now let us move to the staff room so I make your new position known to them.

Back at the Village Hospital:

Doctor:

Hello sir. I believe you have some good news for me this afternoon.

Opana:

Oh yes doc, I have been able to raise the money needed for my daughter’s surgery. Please doc, I sold my parcel of lands just to raise this money so that my daughter gets back to her previous state again. I want you to expedite the pace at which you are moving so that my little girl gets better medical care.

Doctor:

Sir, there is a saying that “better soup nah money kill am”. Now that you have the money, I can mount pressure on the people working on the documentation of your little girl so don’t worry at all because I know everything will go well for your little girl.

Opana:

I like the sound of what I’m hearing Papa doctor. With this wonderful display of compassion and professionalism, I promise to make a special coffin for you or any of your family members when any of them dies.

Doctor:

I beg your pardon sir, are you by chance wishing for me or any of my family members to die?

Opana:

Oh, I am not wishing death for you or any of your family members. You know death is inevitable so in case it comes your way, I would like you to know I have promised you a coffin. You can only give what you have.

Doctor:

Please take your gift because I’m not interested.

Opana:

I have heard you and if you say you don’t need it, I won’t force you. Please here is the money. Kindly check it so that I attend to other matters.

Doctor:

(counts the money and gives his confirmation) The money is intact. I promise you that your daughter and her mother will be catapulted out of this country in three days so she gets the proper treatment.

Opana:

Thanks for the positive assurance. I will be waiting for your confirmation. How is my daughter faring?

Doctor:

Your daughter is recuperating very fast to the treatment we are giving her and if everything goes well, your daughter will bounce back on her feet in less than three months.

Opana:

That is good to hear. Even though we fight often, my children are very dear to me.

Back at the Airport:

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Michael Ansah:

My brother, kindly check if those criminals have finally left so that we can run to the house in peace. We have to enjoy life through the things Julia brought. We have arrived and the photography world will hear from us soon.

Quincy:

I love that my brother. We will paint the art industry red with our outstanding works. Let me go and check if the coast is clear for us to move from this place. Today has been a mixed feeling of good and bad things but in all God will win the battle over Satan.

Michael Ansah:

Charlie, be on the lookout for any guy wearing a blue suit with white shirt and a black trouser. Also, check for any black Land Cruiser with a tinted glass parked right in front of the walkway at the arrival hall.

Quincy goes out to check and comes to inform Kwaku Mike that the coast is clear. They immediately rush out to where they parked their motorbike and without looking to see whether Julia had seen the people who will come and pick her up, they left the airport to Quincy’s house in a hurry.

Upon arrival, Quincy went to the bike owner to deliver the bike key but he met his absence.

Quincy:

Hommie, where are you? I have been knocking on your door but it seems you’re not or have you cornered some girl inside your web?

Motorbike Owner:

Guy, you people kept long. I had an emergency call to come and check on something at the substation close to Ayi Mensah. Please come and pick me up and be careful on that road because the drivers that ply that road in a reckless way.

Quincy:

Ah bro, you know how I do it so don’t worry. I will call you when I get to Adenta so you give me directions to the place. (call ends and he rushes back to his room)

Back in Quincy’s room:

Michael Ansah:

(opens the bag to check out the content in it and he is amazed with what he saw in the bag) Woooow!!! I hope my eyes are not deceiving me. Julia took it upon herself to buy three cameras, two iMac laptops, tripod stands, big lens, an iPhone and to top it all, a drone. This young lady spent a fortune to get me all these things. Herh, Julia! Wherever you are, I curse you with more money, good health and every joy you deserve on this earth.

Quincy:

(rushes into the room which gets Kwaku Mike on his feet) Charlie, I have to run along and pick the bike owner because he said we kept long so he left the house to one of their substations close to Ayi Mensah or something like that.

Hey, what am I seeing on the bed? Did Julia buy you all these things just like that? Guy, there is more to this lady ooo. We will talk more about her when I come back. Please prepare something so we enjoy when I get back. See you later.

After Quincy left the room some minutes later Kwaku Mike feels the strange tingling on his neck……

Can you guess what is about to happen to Kwaku Mike?

TBC

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