© IRETI ADEDIPE.
Kingsley stopped immediately, “your hands on your head and go down” the voice added.
Kingsley slowly turned, his hands raised up. “go on your knees”. the NSS Agent voiced out again, walking slowly towards Kingsley without taking off his gaze or checking around first.
He moved carefully towards him, watching if he has any weapon or try to make any movement. He was few steps away when a bullet pierced his skull from behind.
G.B had also narrowly escaped from the main hall and followed the route Kingsley took, he shot the officer first before shooting at Kingsley who had saw him earlier behind the NSS officer and had taken cover already, but a bullet pierced him before he could hide successfully.
“ I’ll be the one to kill you myself Kingsley, nobody else”. G.B shouted. “ no one else is doing this but me” he added, shooting towards Kingsley direction without restricting fire.
Kingsley winced in pain behind the cover he had taken, he didn’t understand why G.B wanted him dead so badly aside from their little differences in act of leadership. He had been outsmart so quick and he blamed himself from been so foolish to have taken things slightly even though he had taken counter measures against it.
He had no time, he thought of what to do or will be dead in few seconds, especially now that G.B was already moving towards his direction. He could see the dead NSS officer’s gun few meters away from him, he made a quick deliberation on how to get it without been hit but there wasn’t a way to do that easily even when he has been shot twice. He made a slight glance towards G.B who was almost near the agent dead body and quickly stopped the move he had planned, accepting his fate and whatever G.B decide to do with him now that he was completely helpless and without a gun. He await his death.
Unluckily G.B ran out of bullet before he could reach the dead officer’s body, and luckily Kingsley was quick to notice that and came out of hiding instantly, he was more near to the dead body than G.B and headed straight for the mere opportunity he had to get the gun, he fired straight at G.B but the bullets missed him few inches away, he fired the second time but the bullets still missed him because he was more at advantage than Kingsley and had taken cover already. He immediately used the opportunity to jump out of the compound while the shooting continues in the building.
“What am I hearing? How reckless could you be to let this happen?” The senator asked without greetings.
the morning news had just reported how the hideout was destroyed when the law enforcement bombard the place and attack the gang, which results in a gun battle, some of the gang members were killed, some arrested while some were seriously injured, some NSS officers also died.
“We advice people not to stay long out at night because no one know what could happen and also to inform the police of any illegal or act that doesn’t conform with the law of the country immediately”, the reporter added while the news continue. The Senator hadn’t waited any seconds more before placing a call to Don angrily.
“I had no idea how this happen or ever knew it was coming, I came back from the State yesterday and get to know the hideout was invaded” Don replied the Senator calmly.
” I want you to see me today and I hope you are ready to face the consequences?
” The man said angrily and end the call” he strolled down his contact list, and select a contact, he dialed it and waited few seconds before the call was answered.
“ Good morning sir”
“ good morning I.G”, the senator replied impatiently…. “You hear the news?” he asked instead.
“yes sir, its so surprising to hear a well protected place like that could be discovered”
“that is the question, how was it discovered under your nose?” The senator asked interruptedly.
” it was some NSS agent and some secret agents who invaded the place, I got the report just early this morning, some of the brothers were arrested and”
“make sure the arrested ones are dead before the questioning, clear off any trace or record that could link to our involvement, I want you and Don to see me today. the senator said before ending the call likewise.
” how else was it discovered? What have you been doing leaving what was put under your watch destroyed?” The senator asked angrily with disappointment.
“I’ve received calls this morning, be ready to face the punishment and consequences later, right now we need to figure out how the base was discovered” the Senator added, facing Don who was standing opposite his seating position.
Don heaved a sigh in frustration before speaking, “I’ve also been thinking about that, the level of security installed in that area is too strong to be bridged like that, more so, I couldn’t watch or access the database to know who the attackers were, the records were deleted”
Don voiced out, looking at the men staring at him keenly, the I.G was beside the left sofa while the senator was seating opposite him, “I’ve come to realize someone who might know about the base”. he added while the men made a glance at each other, Wondering what he was saying.
“ who is it?” both of them asked with curiosity,
‘Mrs. Florence Law’, he replied.
“We never found her dead body though the boys claimed she died when the accident occurred before the truck hit her vehicle into the sea, although she hadn’t been seen ever since then but I think she may have survive it”.
“ I don’t think so, she couldn’t have survive that fall, besides she could have no knowledge about the hideout and”
I want you to search everywhere for her Don, though am still in support of what the I.G said, she couldn’t have survive that fall but her dead body wasn’t found when they claimed she had died, we should not leave any chance. If the hideout could be traced like that, it means the other base are at risk, make sure those base are cleared immediately and” “what else do the agent know ?” The senator turned to ask the IG
“The NSS agent only received orders to ready themselves, they knew nothing about the discovery. Its was claimed some secret agent was behind the whole scenario, I have inquired for the agent to see me for a job well done” the IG replied.
“aren’t secret agent suppose to be secret, they wouldn’t show themselves” the senator said.
“I’ve made steps towards that, the agent will see me soon”. The I.G answered
Gmt 3:20 pm
Don tried again without any of them getting through, he had tried Kingsley line without reach, G.B also wasn’t reachable, he knew the men were strong enough to die and wasn’t among the brothers arrested, he felt scared at first because he knew the senator wouldn’t listen if they were both captured, what entails them is death, unless the brothers are on a secret mission, anyone captured should be killed immediately.
He heaved a sigh, and decided to contact G.B for the last time, but it also didn’t go through. He heaved a sigh again and strolled his contact list, he got relieved when he sight one of the junior brothers contact, he dialed it immediately.
“ hello boss”
, “where are you?” Don ask impatiently,
“ I’m somewhere around Asokoro”
“ How did this happened?” Don ask.
“its was Kingsley, he set us all up, we had visited the club the day before, I had become suspicious weeks back when he and one of the brothers opened the k-gate, I told G.B about it but he discard it, saying its isn’t possible for Kingsley to betray us, I don’t know if he is still alive or dead but Kingsley shot him before we could attack”.
“Come to Lagos straight away, we have work to do”.
Don said with no further remark and end the call. Truthfully he received signals weeks back about the K-gate, he doubt if truly Kingsley could betray them as he think of many possibilities, but he surely needs to act fast and never leave a chance.
Its been four days I’ve been trying Kingsley’s number without reach, I’m damn so worried; ever since the news report, his line had been unreachable, “hope he hasn’t been captured? Or is he dead?”.
I kept asking myself, taking the cup of coffee prepared by one of the maid, which was already getting cold.
Kingsley had occupied my mind for days, I wonder why the thought of a criminal could occupied me so much despite knowing how dangerous it could be, reflecting somewhat negatively on paying attention to others. I could recall a day my dad introduced my step mother to me, I didn’t flip as I stared at the television, undoubtedly I knew the woman must be thinking I didn’t like her but somehow won’t know I was lost in thought, I wonder where my dad met such a beautiful woman like that, I smiled remembering she almost knee down to apologies if she has done anything wrong that day.
I finish the coffee in no time, stands and return into the bedroom, need to prepare for work today, its been days without going, even though love could be powerful and compelling, I need to discuss with someone, probably Sarah.
My mood changed a bit, remembering I’ll be going to the states soon.
“sir, the minister name is Nosol Adams, he has four children, three are studying abroad while one lives with him and his wife here in Nigeria. He frequent 21 race house every weekend and”
“what !! 21 race?”
“ yes sir, he moves out of the mansion he lives at 7:30pm every Friday with only one escort guard and return back on Saturdays by 9:00pm, he has one private residence at Abuja and”.
Agent Gabriel phone began to ring, interrupting the junior agent who was speaking. he brought out the ringing phone from his pocket and answered the call on the first ring.
“where are you agent” The caller asked,
“at the office sir” ,
“meet me in my office right away”, the caller added.
“ alright sir, will be there in minutes, he replied…
“I will need you to visit 21 race soon, make more findings on each child of the minister and I want you to file out a court case file, I will be back to tell you details, am going to meet the chairman now” he added while the junior agent only nodded.
Two minutes later….
A soft knock sounded on the door, “Come in”, the chairman said before the agent opened the door. He entered and close it gently behind him, two men were in the office, the chairman was seated beside the window while the other man opposite him, he greeted the men politely before taking his seat while they answered politely too.
“Agent, this is the inspector general of police” he said, stretching his left hand.
“ I must say am very please with your achievement and for bringing down a terrorist gang in this country down, its so amazing you did what the police couldn’t achieve all this while” the IG said instantly after shaking hands with the agent.
“thanks for the compliment sir, its my job and am still trying to get them fully down”
The IG raised his eyebrow, “ fully down? but you’ve got them, is there anything amiss?”
“yes sir, some of them escaped, more so, we need to find if they are been sponsored” the agent replied.
“ sponsored, you mean they are been sponsored?”
“Exactly sir, with the type of equipment found there and their type of guns signify they must have a strong backup, those guns couldn’t have been snuggled in easily” the agent replied.
“that’s true, but who do you think their sponsorer could be? All of them should be put to justice, their illegal act is too alarming, I want justice, they killed my lovely daughter years back”. the I.G said, trying to faint a cry.
even though he killed his own daughter himself, he had to shoot her when she discovered about his involvement in illegal deals and the rape on the opposition party chairman’s wife, he was also assigned to kill the husband too. he had to kill his daughter when he discovered her plans to reveal it out to the world and framed they were attacked by some gunmen and his daughter was killed during the attack to the general public even though the shooting happens in his compound.
“I don’t know who their sponsorer could be, but I know they will surely be put to Justice soon enough, I’ll also be going to interrogate the arrested ones”
“oh ! about that agent, they’ve been transferred to the head quarters for questioning” the chairman said.
“ headquarters !! why? I wasn’t informed” the agent asked with a frown.
“ don’t worry about that agent, you can visit the headquarters too to interrogate them but now as you’ve said, concentrate on how to cop down their sponsorer”
“don’t worry agent, I believe they will b tortured at the head quarters, and details will be sent to you, nice to meet you once again” the IG added.
“ I will also want you to keep me informed on your findings”.
Kingsley sat on one of the sofas at his private residence watching the just concluded news, he had bandages over his shoulder and left leg, he knew he barely escape death or been captured, he never thought G.B could be fast with his plans, though he had taken proper measures to counter it, he never knew it will be so quick.
He sighed as he remembered Jane, he didn’t wish to put a call to her, he wonder how their hideout was attacked like that, maybe she sold him out, only her knows about his involvement in the gang. He wasn’t followed when he left the hotel they were, he would definitely know if he was ever followed. Maybe Jane put a tracker on him, he wonder how stupid he was by trusting her and telling her some details about himself, he thought of many possibilities.
He grabbed the phone placed beside him and switched it on , he had switched it off days back to secure the line and make it untraceable, taking every measures to protect himself, he sighs and strolled his contact when the phone finally boot. He select one of the contact displayed as Boss and dialed it.
“where have you been?” Don voice sounded instantly with no greetings.
“ good afternoon boss”, Kingsley greeted, instead of answering.
“ I left the hideout under your command, you betrayed your family, you attack your brothers, oh !! You thought I wouldn’t know? How much were you given for this? We gave you life, I gave you hope but guess I was wrong… be ready for me”. Don said and the call ends.
Kingsley was stunned and confused, he raised his brow and glance at the phone if he hadn’t call G.B instead of Don, wondering what Don just said within seconds, he tried to call again.
Don was seated with one of the brother he had called earlier, both working on their laptops, “location not found boss, he had secure the line”
“try again, he’s calling back”.
“You have nothing to say for your act of betrayer, you know I don’t joke with my words” Don said after he received the call.
“boss I don’t understand what’s you’re”
“ be ready for the consequence, I trusted you Kingsley, showed you some secret of the brotherhood, you going to pay for this I swear”. He said and end the call again.
To be continued…..