A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 3) – Olumide Fatunsin

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…

To be continued in Episode 4.

Olumide Fatunsin

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