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I felt something squeeze my palms gently, I woke up thinking I was asleep. I heard people talking in low whispers, I peeked from my left eye and saw David and Bola conversing.. David looked worried.
“You said she just slumped?”
“Yes, after recieving a call.” Bola explained.
“Uhm” a man in white coat, came in, maybe a doctor.
“Thanks for coming Doctor Raymond” David shook his hands.
The doc. Examined me for a while before looking up.
“Her heart beat is close to normal, she’d be fine, she’s just stressed out. You know, her brain needs rest.” he explained.
“Thank you Doctor.” David replied glancing at my direction.
How did they get here? Maybe Bola called him. Maybe Something happened..
“is she your sister?” I heard Doctor Raymond say.
“No, she’s my wife.” David replied peering at me, as though I might jump up and attack him.
This guy ko gbadu o…wife ke! No Baby Mama noni o, I smiled to myself.
The door squeaked and The doctor left.
“Were you able to identify the caller?” David asked Bola.
“No, but she mentioned a name that sounds like Okon or something.” Bola replied scratching her head.
Just then I remembered what happened earlier. Akpan rang into my brain.
“Akpan has my child.” I said, startling them both.
“Wow, thank God, You’ve woken up.” David looked pleased.
“Akpan, Lina’s gateman,” I said to no one in particular.
David seems to understand what I want, he quickly put a call across to the police. In less than an hour we were driving to Lina’s house that dead night.
“Seriously, I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Lina said sitting on a chair at the police station.
“Where’s Akpan?” a policeman asked her for the fifteenth time.
“He…he..travelled.” she stammered.
“Okay, maybe a night in the cell will reveal where he is.” Ade an inspector told her.
She cringed at the mention of a cell, she muttered something under her breathe.
“You want to say something?” Inspector Ade asked
“Errrm, I don’t want to go to the cell.” she pleaded.
“Good, then tell us the info we need, and we’d let you go.” his voice was coarse.
“I…know where he is, I can take you there now, but please dont send me to prison.” she looked frightened.
“Good take us there!” Inspector Ade smiled triumphantly.
I and Bola stayed behind at the station, while they left with David.
After two hours which seemed like eternity to me, they came back. It was almost Day break.
I rushed out to the van.
They’ve Arrested Akpan and two other men, but Eniola isn’t there.
“Where’s she?” I tugged at David
“they said she’s missing again” he looked tired.
“Inspector?” I held inspector Ade’s hand, tears streaming down my face.
“She’s not there. I think this case entails more than we’ve imagined. But after a thorough Interrogation, they’ll open up.” he replied gently as Lina, Akpan and the other men were led into a cell.
“No, it can’t be.” I whispered to myself.
“We’ll find her soon.” David held me gently as I wept on his shoulders.
Eniola fidgeted as she watched Lois untie her gags.
“Now..” Lois began, shoving her into a waiting car.
“behave yourself when we get to the airport okay?”
“Good, and remember, I’m your mother.” Lois added.
Eniola gave her a sweet smile that made her wonder if she’s alright.
“Where is the aeroplane taking us to? Heaven?” Eniola asked as they both sat down at the airport, waiting for boarding announcement.
“We’re going to Italy, its a fine place, you’ll meet fine kids too.” Lois patted her.
“Uhm, so you’ll be my mummy?” Eniola asked again.
Eniola fell silent, she studied almost everything around her, her palms, fingers and toes, the ceiling, the passers-by and all.
She tugged at Lois wig…
“Hey stop that!” Lois pushed her hands roughly.
“Your hair is ugly o” Eniola said laughing.
Just then, the boarding announcement was made. Lois picked her handbag, she was already at the tarmac when she realised Eniola isn’t with her. She searched round and found her playing with some flowers.
“Come here naughty girl.” she pulled Eniola’s cheek.
“I’m not naughty! My mummy said I’m a princess.” Eniola pouted.
Lois sensed trouble.
“Now come baby, lets go, I’ve got some chocolates here for you.” she said gently.
“Awww! My mummy said chocolates will make my teeth rotten.” Eniola replied
“Okay, can we go?” Lois was impatient.
“No! Take me back to my mummy!” Eniola yelled, drawing some attention from people around.
“Shhh! Now girl, don’t act funny, okay? Lets go.” Lois told her in a hush tone.
“I don’t want your Italy! I want my mummy! You called me naughty! I won’t follow you again!” Eniola screamed at her.
Lois looked around, they were creating a scene, a little crowd had gathered. She quickly made a face at Eniola.
“Stop doing that face for me jor! Its not even fine!” Eniola pouted again.
“hey! What’s going on here?” a huge man walked up to them.
“my daughter is just acting funny, and we have to board the plane now” Lois explained looking nervous.
“C’mon pretty, your momma is running late.” The man told Eniola.
“She’s not my momma! I don’t know her.” Eniola snapped,
The man glanced at Lois then back at Eniola. Lois quickly pinched Eniola’s arm
“Stop pinching me!” Eniola shrieked angrily.
“Take me back to my mother!” she placed her tiny palms on her eyes and began to cry.
“Don’t mind her o, it’s child’s talk.” Lois laughed nervously.
“Please sir..” Eniola moved closer to the man.
“My name is Eniola David,my mother’s name is Tejumola Benson, I don’t know this woman! I don’t like her!” she whimped.
Lois knew her game was up.
“Errm, actually, I’m taking her overseas for treatment, she has mental disorder” she explained.
“Really? Well, you have to forego this flight.” the man said sternly.
“I’m Richard Roy. A security officer. I need to confirm some things.” he showed her his ID card.
“What’s your name?” he asked Lois
“Tejumola Benson.” she replied quickly.
“Liar!” Eniola shrieked
“Her name is Lois o!”
Richard looked at Eniola searchingly, the girl looked lost.
“Sir, she brought me here o! I don’t know my way home, I could have gone since. They tied my hands and legs with ropes, they even put something in my mouth!” Eniola rattled like a magpie
“really?” Richard squatted to view her more closely.
“Yes o! My mother has a shop in the market. The name of my school is Blessed Stars primary school.” Eniola explained again.
“Please sir take me home, I want my mummy, I don’t want Italy!” she resumed crying again.
Richard spoke into a reciever, some security men moved to where they were.
“Arrest this woman.” he told them.
“Detain her, till you get further orders from me.” he instructed.
“get me a car and some men, we’re going to Blessed stars primary school.” he ordered
“I’m innocent o” Lois squeaked as she was led away.
“yes you are! Everyone in Italy is innocent!” Richard chuckled.
He picked up Eniola and walked towards a waiting car.
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