THE HEART OF AN ASSASSIN Episode 11
(Save My Past)
EMMY – OKEKE
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Chief Wilson has done all he seemed he could do to see if Chief Williams his friend will be dropped off his case. His meeting with the President yielded nothing good at all..
”Daddy calm down” Cynthia said to Chief Wilson
”I am just worried my dear. Getting a friend as close as Chief Williams isn’t easy” Chief Wilson said and Cynthia handed over the glass of juice she held in her hands
”Thank you my dear” Chief Wilson said and sipped from the juice
”Since he claims innocent, I think you should just free your mind Dad” Cynthia said sitting close to his father
”Not when the Barrister is Linda. Guilty or Innocent, Linda will take you behind bars” Chief Wilson said and Cynthia starred at her
”Hmm.. Really Serious” Cynthia said surprised
”God knows how to do it Dad. C’mon, cheer up dad” Cynthia said laughing trying to make her dad happy which she actually succeeded…
**THE D-DAY – COURT PROCEEDINGS**
News flash everywhere as the press took this court case to be an interesting one. Even the citizens wanted to see the end of it all…
The judge has already been sitted, respected by the standing Ovation of the crowd of great personalities that filled the court room.
”This is a case of Murder between Mrs. Ali, the wife of Late Chief Ali and Chief Williams, a now senator and a presidential candidate” The Court Narrator said
”Please step forward” He added. Mrs. Ali and Chief Williams stepped into their separate docks with no smiles..
”Let the case begin” The Narrator said and sat down.
Surprisingly to everyone, Barrister Linda was not yet in court. Murmurings and mumblings took over the arena as they wondered why..
”Court!!! Order!” The Judge said hitting his hammer on the desk
”Mrs. Ali, where is your lawyer?” The Judge asked but Mrs. Ali kept quiet looking around in shock. Few minutes gone but no sign of Linda walking in. The President and others connected her line but it wasn’t going through..
”Now, everyone listen” The Judge began
”I don’t know why Barrister Linda is being so late. The court won’t wait for her” The Judge added
”I hereby declare this case adj..” The judge tried to say adjourning the case but Linda walked in immediately
”Barrister Linda, you have a penalty to pay for disrespecting this honourable court” The Judge said. On seeing Linda, Chief Williams mind began to beat faster..
”Sorry My Lord. It wasn’t intentional” Linda pleaded
”I plead the court my Lord” She added and brought out her file
”Actually My Lord, Mrs. Ali here claims that Chief Williams killed her husband due to a political misunderstanding that lead to life threat My Lord” Linda began
”Based on the evidences I have here, Chief Williams has nothing to do with the death of Chief Ali, as the case evidence I have here proclaims” Linda said and the court was shocked! President Donatus was surprised at the words of Linda
”Barrister Linda, you are the accusing lawyer not the defendant lawyer. Hope you are in your right senses this morning” The Judge asked
”Of Course My Lord, actually, there is no trace of guilt to this responsible man here My Lord. The little evidences I gathered stood for him and not against him” Linda said
”As we all know, Chief Ali shot his guard and house help and almost killed him twice. So this my client here Mrs. Ali is trying to out of influence and power place an unrightful judgement on Chief Williams My Lord.” Linda said and adjusted her jacket
”And my Lord, I am a Lawyer known for integrity and Honesty, also, this court is a noble one my Lord. I pledge you make your judgement my Lord” Linda said and sat down
”What nonsense!! This is nonsense!!” President Donatus exclaimed from where he was and tried creating a scene in the court room but was held by some police men
”Your Excellency, please note that this is a noble court” The judge said and faced Barrister Emeka, the defendant’s lawyer
”Good day My Lord” Barrister Emeka said standing up
”I actually have nothing to say because my opponent here has said it all. Let the court make its rightful judgement my Lord” Barrister Emeka said and sat down.
”Now, this is my judgement” The Judge said
”Chief Williams is hereby discharged and acquitted with an appeasal sum of #100,000 that will be paid to him by Mrs. Williams for the insult which he went through. This is my Judgement!” The Judge concluded
”Court!!! Rise” The Narrator said and everyone reluctantly stood up. The Judge left.
Immediately, Chief Wilson ran and embraced Chief Williams happily. They laughed aloud in joy with Mrs. Williams. The President? Mrs. Ali and their cohorts were confused because all that happened in the court was never what they expected….
**SAME DAY AT BARR. LINDA’S OFFICE**
Barr. Linda sat in her office as she took off her law dress scratching her hair vigorously. She looks like someone highly troubled. She stood up and sat down simultaneously often picking up her phone and slide unlocking it..
”Oh.. God.. Please..” She said hitting the window.
”What the hell was that nonsense back ther!!” The shout of President Donatus and the banging of her office door put her in shock and she turned around immediately
”What was our agreement!! What did I pay you for?!!” President Donatus kept on barking harshly walking closer to her table
”Mr. President, with all due respect, this is my Office and I need some respect here” Barr. Linda said
”Beautiful Nonsense!!.. You sided an enemy.. You made the case to favour him” President Donatus said
”I actually figured out that you all are accusing an innocent Politician as to dent his image” Barr. Linda said with a serious face
”I see.. That’s it eeh… Now, you will have to give me back the money I paid you or else!” President Donatus barked and his thugs brought out their guns.
”I don’t fear death Mr. President” Linda said and brought out the brief case President Donatus used in paying her
”Here is your money.. Untouched” Barr. Linda said and President Donatus was shocked!! He opened the box and everything was intact
”You daughter of the devil!” President Donatus said angrily as Linda starred at Linda
”I stand with the law Mr. President and mind you, I can sue you and destroy your career in politics because of what you just did now Sir.. So, kindly leave my Office” Barr. Linda said waving her hands at the door
”We shall see.. Boys!! Get the box” President Donatus said and left banging the door..
Immediately he left, Linda continued her worrisome contemplation.. In few seconds, her phone rang and she grabbed it immediately
”Hello..” She said
”Yes, Good day Ma’am” The voice of spartacus was heard from the phone
”You have done your quota. Your brother will get back to you in 5 hours” Spartacus said
”I don’t kidnap people, so don’t inform the police or else!!!” Spartacus warned
”Please how is he.. He is the only one I have.. Please don’t harm him” Linda pleaded with a shaking sober voice
”I hate it when people cry” Spartacus said and hung up the call…
”Oh my God..!!” Linda cried as she looked at the clock on the wall..
”I told them that I am innocent but no one believed me” Chief Williams said as the press surrounded him.
”I had to show them that I am a man of Integrity” He said smiling and walked away with Chief Wilson, Prof. Michael, his wife and his thugs.. The Press ran after him to ask him more questions but he drove off as Sparkle held them back..
”No.. No.. No.. This can’t be.. My husband can’t just die that way” Mrs. Ali cried in vlack clothes as her family and friends consoled her in her house
”I am sure Chief Williams killed him but the Court case favoured him” She cried more but everyone tried to console
”I must anevge the death of my husband!! I must!!” She said and ran upstairs in tears leaving everybody shocked in the palour. Few women followed her as to make sure she is not going to commit suicide..
”Hello Judge” Spartacus said from the phone
”Hello..” Judge said with a shaky voice
”I like truthful old men like you” Spartacus said
”Thank You” Judge said trembling
”Anyways, I appreciate what you did for me.. You will hear a knock on your door in the next 3 hours” Spartacus said
”What about my wife and my kid daughter??” Judge asked trembling but Spartacus dropped the call..
”Let’s go, Daddy is waiting for you” Spartacus said and carried the daughter of the Judge.. The wife followed immediately..
Judge Simeon waited looking at the clock always to hear a knock
”It’s already three hours..” He said and felt restless
”The man is a devil” He said and immediately he heard a knock on his door. He opened it and saw his family. He welcomed them in immediately with hugs and tears of joy
”Did he hurt you?” He asked restlessly and thanked God..
Linda restlessly left her office for her home missing the only family she has – Her Brother. She flinged out her bag from the car and walked faintly inside the house
”Sis..!!!” Dave’s voice, sounded from the gate and Cynthia turned around immediately. With all her strenght she ran and embraced him happily
”Sis.. I missed you” Dave said
”Thank God you are back” Linda said
”How did you get back?” Linda asked
”He dropped me at the gate” Dave said and Linda was shocked…
She brought back her mind from the thought immediately and happily took her brother inside
”This house was so empty without you sweetheart” Linda said and pecked Dave as she normally does and both of them laughed..