A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 3)
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Angela opened the door and saw Kate and a man. She let them in.
Kate introduced the man as Agent osulof edimulo, a private security agent. Angela was scared to believe the man but Kate persuaded her to consider the life of her daughter.
The deal was done and agent Edimulo promised to watch over her and secure the release of her daughter. Angela thanked her friend profusely for her kind gesture. After 10 minutes, another SMS came in. She hesitated to check it but later found out to be a message alert from her service provider.
She went upstairs to freshen up and prepare for the day. As soon as she got to the bathroom, she observed an unusual thing. She was surprised to see her urine hasn’t been flushed away.
“How can I be so forgetful? Did I ever come to ease myself early this morning?” She thought aloud.
Angela’s friends used to call her “Madam detergent” because of her cleanliness and orderliness.
She spent less time to dress up and went downstairs to make some enquiries.
The day passed away quickly but Angela couldn’t sleep well throughout the night with occasional sobbing and checking her phone for a miracle.
At exactly 7 am, she received a SMS “Agent Edimulo is in our custody. Be prepared for the worst”
Angela sank into the sofa after reading the text message. She cried her heart out thinking what might have befallen her daughter who had just recovered from fever a week before.
She couldn’t stand staying away from her daughter for more than 24 hours. Angela rose up with renewed anger and courage to report the case to the police.
She dashed into her bedroom, changed her dress and took the car key. As soon as she entered her car, she found a note on her dashboard, “If you drive the car, be ready to meet your maker.”
Angela jumped out of the car leaving the key inside. After a while, she received a call from a stranger, “Go inside and I will call back in the next 15 minutes.”
True to his promise, the stranger called her and warned her not to inform anyone but wait until the next day for another instruction.
Day 3 arrived with cloudy weather. Rain fell heavily but that didn’t dampen the spirit of a hopeful mother. She waited for the caller until the evening.
Out of frustration, she decided to search around her house if haply, she might find her daughter.
She was shocked to see her car wasn’t there again. She searched everywhere but to no avail.
As she turned around to go back to the house, she met…
A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 4)
As she turned around to go back to the house, she met a dog barking and wagging its tail.
Angela tried to bypass the dog but the dog kept barking as if to say “Please, come and see”.
Angela followed the dog to the nearest flowerbeds and she found a big travelling bag with foul smell oozing out of it.
She developed cold feet suddenly. “What is inside? A human being or something else? My God!” Many thoughts swirling around her trembling heart.
Angela called the attention of a passerby to the strange bag. The man pulled it out of the flowerbeds and opened it. Meanwhile, Angela had already closed her eyes to avoid a rude shock.
The man cried out, “A dead dog”. Angela opened her eyes to confirm what the man said.
Angela left the scene without saying a word. She sobbed along the way until she entered her house and locked the door firmly out of fear.
Before she could switch on the light, the whole sitting room lit up with bright light. She turned and saw a man sitting on the sofa with a knife and orange.
Angela staggered and tried to flee but was held back by two hefty men.
“Leave me alone! Who are you?” Angela cried out and fought frantically to free herself.
The man with the knife rose up and started peeling the orange until he got to her.
“Woman, will you like to taste it?” The man asked.
Angela looked up and shouted back at him, “Amos, what else do you want? What are you doing here?”
Amos laughed so hard including the two hefty men.
“Where did you keep my daughter?” Angela asked Amos in an angry tone.
Amos forced the orange into her mouth and asked her to confirm the taste.
“Sweet… Sweet… Sweet.” Amos quipped.
“Where is my daughter?” She asked again while still being held by the men.
“Agent Osulof Edimulo, answer her!” Amos commanded.
One of the hefty men slapped Angela so hard that she fell down.
Amos roughly lifted her and helpless Angela looked at him with one eye while the other one was closed.
He shook her rigorously and hit her head against the wall. Angela shouted due to the impact and held her head with her two hands in pain.
“Mummy! Mummy!! Mummy!!!” Her daughter cried out when she heard the cry of her mother.
Amos commanded the man holding the daughter upstairs to shut her mouth.
Angela tried to rise up when she heard the cry of her daughter but there was no strength. She tried several times to lift herself up but to no avail.
Her daughter cried out again, “Mummy, come and help me.”
Angela almost lifted herself up to help her daughter but was kicked again by Amos.
Amos knelt beside her and placed the knife on her neck and asked her, “Angela, what do you want to tell your daughter? Do you have anything special to reveal to her?”
Angela was about to lift herself up again when the doorbell rang.
Immediately, the men positioned themselves and Amos went to answer the visitor.
When he opened the door…
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI