It was getting dark. Angela seemed to be the only human on that narrow bush path, because looking forward, she saw nobody. Looking back, nobody was in sight. She hastened her steps before total darkness falls. David had warned her about walking alone through narrow paths. She tried humming a tone but her instincts told her to stop, for the fear of the unknown.
She halted and paid attention with her eyes. Her heartbeat increased. She thought she saw someone zoom out from one side of the bush to the other side. She observed keenly but saw no one. She turned back almost immediately but saw no one. She forged ahead with increased pace. Few seconds later, two hefty young men intercept her. One came out from the left side of the bush while the other came out from the right. The look on their faces proved they didn’t come to play.
Angela turned with immediate effect and started running for her dear life. They only laughed and stood their ground. She managed to look back at them, only to see them still standing there but before she could face her front again, alas, two men were already standing in her way and so, because she saw them too late, she couldn’t apply the brakes at her feet as she hit them very hard and fell with a mighty thud.
The other men joined them. Angela was on the ground. Silent and motionless. One of them bent close to her and chuckled. “The babe don sleep”He announced. “Abeg tow am for your shoulder make we waka. No time. Delay is dangerous Thunder, their leader commanded and kissed his gun.
Angela opened her eyes only to find herself in an uncompleted building. She coughed out loud and held her breath for sometime. She couldn’t stand the smell of the marijuana the men were heavily smoking,as they puffed out mouthfuls of its offensive smoke towards her.
“Where am I? David! What are my doing here?…..”Angela kept asking but they chose to categorise her questions as rhetorical.They only looked at her and continued with their smoking business as if their life depended on it. As if they would never get another chance to have it again.
Angela remembered what happened and how she fainted. She placed a palm on her forehead as a slight headache decided to answer her questions. “I wonder what is keeping this lady”Thunder spoke impatiently. “I wonder o. Abi she think say na only this work we get this night? Make she take her time o”Chike added.
“Make she show naa make we waste this woman”Thunder vibrated. “Haaa, please o. Don’t kill me. Please let me go. I did nothing wrong. Please, please I am begging you in the name of God, please…..”Angela cried as she fell down on her kneels holding one of them by the leg, begging and pleading with tears flowing down her eyes. She didn’t care about the smoke anymore.
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“Woman leave me or I go molest you here. Make your choice”Chike the one she had ran to, warned. “Please I am begging you people in the name of God. Don’t harm me please. I am innocent. Who is this lady that wants me dead? Please spare my life. I will pay you whatever you want. My husband will pay. Please don’t kill me…….”
“Quiet woman!.Go heaven and come back, you are dying tonight. E no go pass dis night”Thunder vibrated. Angela covered her face in despair and cried bitterly. She knew there was no way these men would spare her life. “Nooo. God please save meee”She sobbed on her kneels.
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