© IRETI ADEDIPE
CHOICE – EPISODE 41
Kingsley looked through the side mirror of the car from the other lane of the road where he parked, he took back the chips he was eating as he gazed at a building afar, he saw how the street cameras was professionally positioned and study their different angles. He dropped back the chips and took his ringing phone placed on the right side of the front seat to answered the caller.
“The building belongs to one late Adeniyi Alex, the construction of the building was stopped last year until one of his relative took over to complete the building”
“Are you sure about that? This whole place is full of cameras, the car I’m after just entered the building contrary to my plans” Kingsley questioned.
“I don’t know how authentic the information is but that was all I could found out”
“Alright then” Kingsley concluded and end the call immediately.
He dropped the phone back to the right seat and took back the chips again but just instantly his phone began to ring again. He looked at the phone screen and turned away without answering. He felt both anger and calm equally but was unable to get the true feelings he was having that present moment, he opened the dashboard of the car and took another look at the old picture Chief Salami gave him, he equally recognized Mr William Davis even though he was younger in the picture.
He was standing next to his father referred to Anthony at the right side and another man next to he’s while the third man was at the left side of his father, his feelings changed when the gate to the uncompleted building he was watching opened as two vehicles drove out, he ignited his car instantly and picked the gun at the back seat immediately before following the cars suite. Just as he drove past the building, the gate opened again and another car drove out.
He saw the vehicle behind through the side mirror but didn’t reduced his speed, he was now confused as to which of the car the target was seated but either ways, he was sure he won’t miss him today.
“Sir its true, the information wasn’t false, the inspector and Mr Nosol really died in the accident”
“Are you mad?” Senator Elvis shouted loudly and instant grabbed a gun from one of the brothers who were in the room, he fired three shots on the brother who came to give the report as he died instantly and fell on his face.
Chief Garub rushed and moved as fast as his legs could take him when he heard a gunshot, Don also rushed closely behind him knowing the senator had acted drastically. They both rushed inside when they saw the senator had pointed the gun at another brother in the room angrily.
“Its contrary to what you thought sir” Don voiced out confidently as he followed Chief Garub inside. The Senator turned the gun in annoyance and pointed it straight at Don who didn’t looked scared as Starex walked inside.
The senator’s phone began to ring after 35 seconds of silence, Professor was boldly displayed as the caller.
“Following the INEC chairman who also agreed to the decision made it clear that the insurgents attack and their threat to stop the presidential election must be tackled instantly before anything in order for accredited voters to vote easily without been threatened, he however also plead to the Nigerian Army force to help out in the situation as to the videos of the insurgents that was released yesterday concerning the presidential election.
He however among every other reasons attached, confirmed the postponement of the election and also made references to some agitated groups who are on the verge to desrupt the ongoing peace in the country and their plans to provide adequate security for the general election to be calm as he is based on truth and working out his best for the whole country.
He further proclaimed the election is adjourned to 2nd of next month, more details will be reported soon” The Newscaster said and change the papers in her hands before continuing.
“It’s a shock on a report we got few hours ago concerning the death of the minister of health Mr Nosol Adams and the Inspector General of police Ibrahim Gbenga who reports said was involved in an accident late yesterday night, we met some security officials who only said the information that they are dead is classified while some of them refused to speak with our reporters.
However, One of them who spoke with our reporter said prior to some pictures that are fast circulating on the images of the minister and the inspector General wasn’t clear and their faces were not clearly shown to signify its was actually them. The issue which has drastically became the major discussions of everyone has not yet been confirmed that they died and that its all a rumor about them.
This report is all we have as we await its authentication.
This is Alltig channel news, join us later as we bring you more” The Newscaster said and the news ended.
Mr William made to have a seat while Mr Donald concentrated on his phone as the news ended. He refreshed the Alltig website he opened few hours ago and waited for the browser to load as he looked up to see Mr Lat coming.
“Have you prepared the cars?” Mr William asked Mr Lat who bowed in greetings before speaking. “Yes, everything is set” he answered and glance a look at Mr Donald before walking to one of the chairs.
“Have you been able to track him too?” Mr William asked further.
“Not yet Mr William”
“Why is it taking you this long?” just as he asked, his phone began to ring, he took a look at the caller and answered before Mr Lat could replied his question.
“Hy darling” Mrs Davis voice came through.
“Hey honey, how you’d do?” he asked his wife.
“I don’t know how I feel feel William, I’ve been stuck here for long and I think I should be coming back” she replied worriedly.
“I thought I told you about the circumstances here, what is this you’re saying…. I told you about the security here and you keep saying this to add to our liability and….”
“No honey, try to understand me, I want to help with anything I could too”
“The only help you can do me is stay safe where you are while Jane join you in two days, we have to make sure she’s well guarded and her traveling kept a secret, she will be traveling with a different identity this time until she get to where you are, so stay safe till then” Mr William added in frustration, he end the call. He turned to Mr Lat immediately, signifying to him to start speaking.
“He’s location are secured and isn’t easy to find” Mr Lat said as he sit down. Mr Donald glance a look at his friend’s face before returning to concentrate on the phone. He scrolled down more on the News feed, the postponement of the election filled the headlines and the insurgents video that was released was attached with some of the news.
He continued to scroll down more until he saw another different news on the website, he read the headlines and read again before pressing the read more written below the news. “Photos of the General overseas of Word Baptism church, Daniel Olubade deal with Hooligans” The browser loaded in eight seconds and he continued to read more.
“Donald what are we going to do now in this situation?” Mr William asked.
Mr Donald stopped reading the news and faced his friend who just asked him the question he was expecting.
“William I think the best way is to follow the plans and to ensure everyone is safe” he answered him before his phone began to ring too.
Jane staggered from the big mirror and almost fell but her hands on the edge of the wardrobe beside prevented the fall, tears form on her eyelids and would dropped down in few seconds as she fight the inner thoughts flowing through her mind.
She could feel her father’s clear disappointment but that wasn’t what made her shiver but the thought of her life and that of Kingsley. Its totally seemed what she thought wouldn’t be as several questions of Is Kingsley dead kept ringing on her head and her minds refused to now accept he is indeed dead after several hours of not been able to reach him but nevertheless, she was somehow glad a baby of Kingsley breathe within her tommy and at the same she felt trouble awaits and wished it could all fade away at once.
She picked her phone up after balancing herself well and decided to call Kingsley again.
Kingsley followed slowly in between the cars, the uncertainty of the destination of the cars kept him unrest and he needs to act now before he wouldn’t be able to. He slowly wind down the driver glass of the car and picked a gun before his phone began to ring. He slowly made to check the caller and saw its was Jane again, he instantly felt utmost hatred for her that overshadowed whatever it is he felt before and feel more anger.
He shouldn’t have fall a victim of love in the first place, he knew he deserves death for betraying and attacking his brothers, maybe GB was right about him afterall. He was a betrayer who deserves even more than death, maybe he’s been used against the brothers all this while and Jane was a bait. He began to rephrase his thought, the attack on their hideout, how he was unable to kil her at the hotel and how he helped intruders attack them, he began to think, almost forgetting his present mission.
The car behind horned and desrupted his thoughts, the two cars in front of him at turned to another route and the second car was almost out of sight before he followed suit and decided to take action, he wind down totally.
“I think that car behind is following us” Mr Jude looked backwards as his P.A said.
“Slow down Wale” he instructed the driver the moment he turned forward.
“And tell the men to ready their guns” he added.
Kingsley saw the car slowing down but he didn’t reduced his own speed, he knew he had wasted enough time to strike and kill his target and they must have been suspicious by now that he was following them. He wind up instantly and overtake their cars instead, he wouldn’t be able to attack successfully without a helping hand or he could get himself killed without knowing the car his target was seated.
He was still on the thought of what to do when he saw the three cars entering an hotel through his side mirror, he looked at the name of the hotel before he could finally turned to another road without reducing his speed.
Flashes of cameras met the Lagos commissioner of police as he came out from the car to walk inside the state government house as officers escorts him and clear the way among the reporters who threw different questions about the inspector General of Police and the news about the Minister of health along some rumors going across but he didn’t answer any of their questions as he rushed inside.
“Sir there as been some reports” an officer walked hurriedly beside him and reported.
“Have you found out what happened?” the commissioner asked without stopping, he continued walking at the speed he was coming from the car.
“This is a different report sir, the General overseas of Word Baptism church was found dead along with some renowned gangsters whom police and several other officials has been on the search for. One of them was caught during their deals with the General overseas and he confessed the man wanted to take more share of the money they made from the job he gave them and their leader refused which resulted to a gun battle between them, the police found a whole box full of money and another full of drugs and cocaine at the scene”
The commissioner stopped walking immediately and faced the officer who made the report.
“From which source are these information from?” he asked.
GMT 8:00 pm
Kingsley was ushered into the room by the hotel attendance who bowed in greetings after showing him the room and left. Kingsley entered and locked the door immediately, he looked round the rooms for cameras but there were none before dropping the backbag strapped behind him on the bed. He opened it and brought out a long gun and two pistols without delay, he load the pistols with bullet and also load the long gun likewise with bullets.
He brought out a face cap from the bag and placed it on the bed, he took out his phone from his right pocket and placed it beside the long gun on the bed before taking few steps away and walked towards the window. He drag the curtains apart and stayed right there in silence until he’s phone began to vibrate, he stepped away from the window quickly and made to get the phone instantly.
“What do you intend to do with this information you required?” A masculine voice came through immediately he answered the call.
“I’m on a secret mission Azeez, don’t you want to help?” Kingsley questioned. Azeez was one of the workers in the hotel and was an informant to the K’s long ago who gave out informations about the in and out of the hotel and helped them assassinate a target who thought he was invincible. Kingsley equally knew Azeez haven’t heard he was now a betrayer to the brothers.
“Yes I want to help but the thing is Mr Jude is an Icon, he can’t be killed easily like that, he is surrounded by three guards alone in his quarters, two guards at the entrance and three more guards, those ones protect him from the outside and are always at few distance from him, you can’t”
“That is all I need Azeez, you just said it all, don’t worry, just help out with the cameras” Kingsley interrupted immediately and drop the call. He began to take off his shirt and trouser after bringing out a new cloth from the back, he heard a faint knock on the door after four minutes of wearing the new cloth.
He adjusted the trouser and strapped the pistols behind his cloth carefully and had the face cap on, he carried the long gun and made to open the door. Azeez entered and closed it back swiftly, his mood had changed and he stared at Kingsley before speaking. “What is this you’ve done? I called Don and he told me that…. …”
Kingsley rushed forward instantly before he could complete his words and hit him with the butt of the long gun, Azeez fell on his face unconsciously but he supported him fall without making a sound. Kingsley returned to the bed quickly and put the cloth he had off into the backbag, he carried it and walked towards the door. “I’m sorry” he uttered silently even though he knew Azeez cannot hear before opening the door and walked out hurriedly as fast as he could take, he cocked the gun as he walked forward through the fourth corridors and within seconds, he fired several bullets square into the chest of the two guards at the entrance unexpectedly. They fell dead on their faces and he fired more shots to destroy the light in the whole corridor.
As he expected, two guards rushed out immediately after the gunshot but were unlucky as several bullet pierced and went through their bodies.
“What the fuck is happening?” Mr Jude shouted out inside in his pajamas. Kingsley smashed the door with a kick and was about to rush in when several gunshot were fired at the entrance, he rushed back to the corridor for cover as the gunshot continues towards the door. There should be more than three guards in the room prior to what Azeez told him.
The Gunshot continues and Kingsley could hear its was coming nearer, he hurriedly moved away behind the entrance and quickly smashed the next room with a kick and rushed inside before the men could reach the entrance. Several bullets hits two attendance who had rushed at the rear of the corridor and the noise fron their footstep had made the men fired at the opposite direction due to the darkness.
The two women in the room Kingsley had rushed to froze and wanted to shout but Kingsley stop them quickly by putting a finger on his lips to shut them and pointing his gun towards them. He waited and hear footsteps in the corridor even though the sound of the gunshot was louder.
Mr Jude came out with three guards and they started walking out from the corridor while the two gunmen at the entrance didn’t cease their fire at the opposite direction the men guiding Mr Jude had taken until they were out from the corridor totally before they followed quickly with their fingers ready to pull trigger.
Kingsley heard the whole footsteps and knew they were already out from the room, he walked towards the window immediately and shattered the window glass.
Mr Jude rushed hurriedly as fast as he could, he knew he had lots of enemies and different businessmen he had duped will surely want him dead but he always escape it whatsoever with all the attacks on him.
People in the hotel had started running away from their rooms hurriedly one by one, the manager of the hotel knew such might happened when Mr Jude entered their hotel few hours ago, he had it difficult to tell the man rooms are occupied despite that he had experienced one of the ordeals where some assassins were sent to kill him before and how big their hotel was but he had informed some security officials knowing fully well the businessman had made a lot of enemies for himself and most want him dead. Even though he doesn’t looked calmed after the gunshots began like he predicted, he still had some hope police will arrive soon to help situations.
“Get the car quickly” the chief guard ordered one of them as they walked.
Kingsley broke another glass window as he climbed down from the window, he entered the room and made through the door without minding the panicked two he had just desrupted their sex scenario, he cock the long gun and rushed out quickly in anger.
He fired at the two guards who were looking carefully around but were not focused enough to see him come out of another room quick, even though they fired back, the bullets had pierced their bodies and they fell dead.
Two of the three guards escorting Mr Jude out stayed behind and fired their gun as they saw him but he had quickly took cover at the end of the corridor. He waited a bit if their shooting will cease but it didn’t, their bullets were directed towards the same direction.
Kingsley rushed forward in anger towards the opposite wall and jump out from the corridor tactically, he fired two shots instantly as the bullets pierced square on the forehead and ran out from the corridor as fast as possible to ensure Mr Jude didn’t escape.
The gurad escorting Mr Jude was already close towards the car before the man suddenly speak In fear, the chief guard sensed fear in his tone for the first time.
“How many are they?” Mr Jude asked.
“I don’t know sir, we need to get out of here quickly ahhhh…….” The guard shouted as a bullet went through his left leg, he bent and winced in pains before another bullet went through his forehead instantly without having a chance to raise his gun.
Kingsley shot the driver in the car as well before another bullet went in between Mr Jude legs when he tried to take the gun of the dead guard. He slowly raised up his hands under Kingsley instructions as he walked closer to him. Kingsley fired a shot at his left leg and right shoulder, he fired another into his right and watch how the man shouts as he walked closer.
“I’m paying you back for killing my families” Kingsley said in anger and released a shot instantly into the man’s chest. Just as he fired, a bullet pierced Kingsley’s own left shoulder unexpectedly as Don drove in with some of the brothers.
To be continued……