The Armed Robber 9

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THE ARMED ROBBER

Episode 9

Policeman: I am a human being… Blood flows in my vein too…

Young Man: Thanks once again….

They sped off……

Young Man: Ma’am, my job is about to end… I will have to blindfold you. I am going to hand you over to those who will take you to your final destination….

Lawyer’s Wife: (panicking): Where are they taking me to? Please, help me…. You have been nice to me all this while… My husband will help you. Just tell me what you want…

Young Man:( laughed) Ma’am…. Do you want me to die before my time….

Lawyer’s Wife: How do you mean?

Young Man: You don’t know Don Esien…. He is the number one kidnapper…. He is like a breeze. He can pass anywhere…. If I should compromise this operation, I will be dead in the next one hour…. Didn’t you notice that a Camry car with two occupants had been following us since we got to the major road… Those are my tail….. Their job is to ensure I don’t compromise…. If they noticed anything untoward, they have the mandate to kill both of us… Ma’am, honestly, you are not going to be hurt…. Just cooperate with them… What the Don is after is the Ransom… Nothing else…

Lawyer’s Wife: My husband is not around. Who is going to pay the ransom?

Young Man: Ma’am, the major thing is the ramsom… Once it is paid, no wahala… Whatever they tell you to do, please do it… They won’t torture you, honestly. Unless, if your husband decided to be smart… You may get hurt or be killed..

Lawyer’s Wife: (panicking) Am in trouble ooo…. My children are still young…. My marriage is just six years old… Ha!!! What kind of experience is this… God, please, let me live to tell this story…

Young Man: Amen!!! Ma’am it is time… My job is to pick you…. We are almost there now… I will park for just one minute to do the blindfolding… The exchange will take place in another three minute…

Lawyer’s Wife: Will you pray for me?

Young Man: (laugh) Ma’am, I am not a pastor… I don’t even know how to pray… The only thing I do every morning is to thank God for waking me up… Whatever happen afterwards, I don’t care… I have been on the street, when I was just seven years old, fending for myself…. I lost my parents when I was three… I was handed over to a relative who sent me out at the age of seven… Don Esien later picked me up. Send me to school. I am a graduate… He is my benefactor… This is what he does for a living and I have to assist whenever I am needed…

Lawyer’s Wife: Hmmm…. What a pathetic story…

Young Man: ( cuts in) Don’t pity me… I am a fulfilled young man… I will be getting married soon… And Don had told me that, the moment am married, I can quit… Infact, he had made provisions for me…. You see, Don is a nice man… His job might be dirty but he is a good man…. If you say you want to quit, he won’t force you to stay… The only condition is, you must keep your mouth shut… Besides, I am like his son… He doesn’t have a child… So, l he loves me and had even gave me about sixty percent of his inheritance after his demise….

Lawyer’s Wife: I want you to do something for me..

Young Man: In as much as it is not going to affect or compromise my job….

Lawyer’s Wife: Not at all…. I want you to help me deliver this file to somebody… I don’t know why the man want it urgently… Had it been, I agreed to meeting him when he called maybe you won’t have the opportunity of kidnapping me…

Young Man: Hmmm… If I didn’t do it today, I would have done it some other time…. Do you know how long I have mount surveillance on you and your apartment… Ma’am, we don’t fail…. Anyway, I will help you to deliver it… Give me the phone number of the receiver…..

Lawyer’s Wife: Thanks. God bless you…

He stopped the vehicle. Collected the file… Blindfolded her….

When they got to the location of the exchange, a tinted vehicle is waiting… The Camry too is behind….

Young Man: Ma’am, the exchange is about to take place… I hope to see you again…. I am going to drop your vehicle around your area where you will quickly see it… Now, that I have agreed to drop this, are you sure the person won’t bring police to arrest me… If anything of such happens, Don will kill you… Moreso, how do I get the phone number now? Your phone is dead..

Lawyer’s Wife: I will give you my phone… You will charge it. Mr Ojo was the last person I spoke with…. Just call him. He is a good man. He won’t do anything to you. I promise… (Thinking) God, do not allow Mr Ojo to do anything stupid.. I won’t have asked him to even deliver it for me… But he looks nice and kindhearted… God, I commit everything unto thy care… My life and everything…

They finally got to the exchange point. The exchange was done and they departed without saying anything to each other…. The Camry too left…

He pick up his phone and called Don Esien.

Young Man: Hello, Boss

Don Esien: Hello son..

Young Man: Package delivered…

Don Esien: Wonderful job, boy… Go home and await further instruction…

Young Man: Alright, boss…

At the hotel… Mr Ojo is pacing up and down.

Mr Ojo:(talking to himself) God, do not allow all my labour including that of my parent to be inherited by unknown people… Iyabo!!! It was that wicked harlot that brought all this….

He suddenly remembers something…

Mr Ojo: Son!! Austine!!!

Charles: Dad, what is it?

Austine: The way you called us show something is wrong…

Mr Ojo: I just remember that I gave my wife the authority to withdrew close to 20million in the company’s account in case I am unavailable…. She may want to explore this opportunity… What am I going to do?

Charles: Dad, calm down…. Pick up the phone and call the manager…

Austine: Don’t use the one you use in calling your manager earlier. If KTB is involved, by now that line might have been tracked…

Mr Ojo: I bought about four Sims, just in case.
It is late already… This is almost eight O’ clock…..

Charles: Just try it… You never can tell you might be lucky…

He inserted the sim and called the manager. The phone rang but no response. It was after the third time that he eventually picked it…

Mr Ojo: My manager, this is Mr Olowolayefe Gabriel Ojo…

Manager: Mr Ojo, good evening sir… Hope no problem, that you are calling me this late… It is very unsual of you.

Mr Ojo: I want to quickly inform you of a development… I want to withdraw the authority given to my wife as per the company’s account…

Manager: You can’t do that verbally sir. You have to back it up with an authority letter, sir. This will make it official….

Mr Ojo: Alright, are you at home?

Manager: Yes sir….

Mr Ojo: A young man will bring the letter to you very soon. Thanks.

Manager: Alright sir… Anything for you sir… I am here to serve you sir…

Mr Ojo: Son, I will write the letter now. Austine, I hope you have a computer system here and a printer….

Austine: Yes sir…

Mr Ojo: Good… I have the design of the company’s letterhead on my phone…

They all went to where the computer is…

The manager pick up his phone and started calling Iyabo to inform her of the latest development.

Iyabo’s phone rings…..,

To be continued.

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