Tuvi’s pastor, Rev Ojo for counselling. It doesn’t turn out well and
uncertainty clouds their relationship. Ginger calls David to inform him of
their father�s health. Nkechi is in the hospital and lashes Caroline in front
of the press because Bode is still missing
(London Blues inn, ebute metta) 1:50pm
(Mama Ogadi approach the receptionist who is
chatting away with a scantily clad lady in her twenties. They stop chatting as
soon as she gets to the desk)
Receptionist: (smiles) Good afternoon ma, welcome to London Blues, the paradise of
Mama Ogadi: Thank
you. I dey find Felicia and Ogadi. Them be my sister and pikin
Mama Ogadi: Thank
Receptionist: My boss
and Ogadi travelled to Abuja for a conference with some senators
Mama Ogadi: Really?
Abuja? Senators? Since when?
days ago. They will be there for two weeks. I hope there is no problem
(sulking face) It is my daughter I come and find o. I never see am for five
years and Felicia no dey give me strong answer anytime I ask how she dey
(smiles) Cheer up ma. Ogadi is fine. She is doing well for herself and recently
returned from Torino
Mama Ogadi: where
that one dey? Mourinho?
(laughs) its in Italy ma
Mama Ogadi: Eh ya!
But she no dey try. No call or even visit.
is so busy. Just calm down. Ogadi is fine
Mama Ogadi: Okay o.
Thank you my daughters
the scantily clad lady two thousand naira) take. Help her get a taxi to her
destination (mama Ogadi) she will help you get a taxi
Mama Ogadi: thank
(the lady follows mama Ogadi towards the exit and
into the street)
Lady: I am Naomi.
Ogadi and I are very close. She misses you. There are things that are not right
(confused) what is going on?
Ogadi…there are things I think you need to know. I will give you my number so
that we can discuss better (they exchange numbers, wave down a taxi, Mama Ogadi
enters and Naomi watch as they disappear into the traffic)
(Cokers mansion) 2:03pm
(Akudo is in Funmi’s bed, her head bandaged and
two pillows propped under her head for elevation. Funmi sits beside her, while
Lilly cradles Princesa gently stroking her hair)
Lilly: shouldn’t we
just take her to the clinic?
Funmi: You heard Dr
Gilbert. She will regain consciousness soon.
Lilly: I thank God
Princesa wasn’t hurt
(David, Lady Mosette and Dr Gilbert enters)
Lilly, the baby needs to eat
just fed him
Dummy! Get out of here. We need privacy
Lilly: (rolls her
eyes and leaves with Princesa)
Funmi: You need to
take care of that anger
(Akudo opens her eyes)
Dr Gilbert: She is
Funmi: (joyful) Oh!
Funmi: (jumps up to her feet) I will get it (she
races out and David shuts the door)
Lady Mosette: it
was quite unfortunate that you got hit by the vase. If you had ducked, it could
have been averted
Akudo: Oh…I got
hit? David wants to ki*ll me
Nobody is killing anybody
Akudo: (shouts) I
want to take Princesa away. Faraway from here. I don’t want to be part of this
(a loud knock interrupts)
outside) why is the door locked? Open up!
Funmi…we need some talk time
Funmi: come on! Let
Akudo: Help me! (Shouts)
Funmi help me! They want to ki*ll me!
(In a flash, David grabs a pillow and covers
Akudo’s face. She struggles to breathe for a while and becomes unconscious)
Lady Mosette: (whispers)
David! Why did you do that?
(fidgets) I don’t like this at all (walks fast towards the bed to check Akudo’s
David: I know what
I’m doing. I didn’t ki*ll her
Funmi: What is
Lady Mosette: we
need to move her away from here
(somewhere on the island) 2:19pm
(Caroline is in her Range rover. She moves at a
snail speed and some cars behind her, honk for her to move faster, while others
overtakes her with the drivers hurling curses at her. She parks in front of
Restoration church and rests her head on the steering wheel, a tear drops. She
wipes her tear, kills her engine, exit the car and enters the empty church. She
heads straight to the altar and kneels)
Caroline: I haven’t
been here in a long time. The last time I called on you, you didn’t listen and
I gave up on you totally. I asked you to bring my parents back to life but you
didn’t and it really hurt me. You couldn’t stop the trailer from crushing my
parents and you made me and my siblings orphans. I am here again. I don’t trust
you, but I need your help and I hope you are listening (sobs) I am weak, tired
and lost. I miss dad, I miss mum. I miss Tonye. Where is Bode? I am alone! You
can’t hate me this much. What have I done? (cries very loud) I am sorry! I am
sorry! Please forgive me (she rolls on the floor and sleeps off after a few
minutes. Her cell phone rings, she wakes to answer) Hello?
Caller: why have
you been calling me?
Caroline: is this
Tamuno, sorry Munota?
(there is no reply)
Munota: the footage
will be given to you as soon as you get to Abuja. Lodge in Hotel Bernada, I
will contact you
Caroline: thank you
(he hangs up. She stands up and straightens her dress. She races to the door
and bumps into Rev Ojo)
Rev Ojo: Hello?
in a hurry (she leaves as Rev Ojo stands to watch her enter her car)
(PODINGTON HOSPITAL, OSHODI) 5:15pm (Leslie and
Lady Mosette are at Nkechi’s
I couldn’t help but feel the pain you are going through when I watched the TV
this morning. We are deeply sorry for the way things have turned out.
Lady Mosette: I
swear to God. I will never harm Bode, he was very co-operative during the
investigation and it is quite evident that he isn’t in support of what Caroline
Nkechi: Did you
No…I mean not at all. I guess Caroline has more enemies than I expected
Leslie: We want to
Nkechi: How can you
bring Bode to me? That is all the help I need
Lady Mosette: I
will get the whole Police force searching for him once we know that you are on
Leslie: Not just
Lady Mosette: Yes…the navy, air force and military too
Nkechi: I’m in
(PODINGTON HOSPITAL, OSHODI) 5:45pm (Outside
Thanks for alerting me when you saw the interview on TV.
Leslie: We are in
Lady Mosette: I
wish Akudo wasn’t too difficult. David is losing his patience; I’m also losing
Leslie: I could
talk to her
(Leslie’s phone rings) hello? Tuvi…
Tuvi: I need to see
Leslie: Not now!
Leslie: where are
Tuvi: in front of
Leslie: I’m on my
way…(she hangs up) I have to leave now (pecks lady Mosette and leaves)
Lady Mosette: (her cell
phone rings, she answers) Detective Sankura?
Sankura: why am I
Lady Mosette: what do you mean?
disciplinary committee of the force and EFCC are seriously going after my
involvement in the case and my accounts
Lady Mosette: I
have no hand in this
Sankura: You have
to do something. Inform Mr President. I don’t want to end up in prison (he
trouble everywhere! Damn you Caroline!
(FINLEY’s TOUCH) 7:02pm
(The barbing salon is dimly-lit. David sits in one
of the fifteen cubicles as he plays with a deck of cards. Dr Gilbert nervously
adjusts his collar at intervals. Akudo is in the center of the salon, on the
floor. Her hands and legs are tied with aprons and her mouth is stuffed with a
where is lady Mosette? I don’t like this at all
you make me sick with your questions! I have told you to calm down.
(David stands and goes to the toilet. Dr Gilbert
goes to meet Akudo on the floor)
(whispers) Don’t scream. I want to help you. Don’t scream…I will get you out
of here. (Akudo nods) Please… (he removes the towel in her mouth and unties
her legs and hands) Stand up (he aids her to her feet and leads her to the
door. She is outside) I’m coming…let me get my… (Three shots are fired, it
hit him in the back and head, he drops to the floor. Dead.)
Noooo! (She runs as fast as her legs can carry her)
(Somewhere in Abuja) 9:00pm
(A masked man brings a tray containing a bowl
of beans to Bode who is blindfolded and seated on a metal chair. His hands and
legs are bound in chains)
Masked man: it is
time to eat… (He drops the tray on the floor)
Bode: Will I eat
with my hands tied?
Masked man: (slaps
him) Stop being a stupid smart talker. I will ki*ll you
Bode: ki*ll me
(Another man enters and signals the masked man to
remove Bode’s blindfold)
Masked man: This is
Munota: (smiles) your
sister is in Abuja. She is here for the footage
Munota? Tamuno white?