Happy Weekend to you all. This is the concluding part of this series. I know you are thinking he said the same thing last time. I am serious this time around. It is the concluding part. Thank you for your patience. I just had to conclude it today as I am sure some of you will kill if I don’t. Enjoy!
Mr Adedoja is cursing at Frank who is still shocked to his marrow. He is standing about 20 feet from the man who has put him through pain. He could feel anger boiling in him and a storm of rage building up.
“Hey Mister, I am talking to you. Are you blind?” Mr Adedoja queries.
Suddenly, Frank charges forward, pushes Mr Adedoja to the ground, sits on his stomach and starts to punch him in the stomach and his face. Mr Adedoja swings his arms feebly like a woman as he tries to defend himself and Frank continues to pummel his face. The punches feel like a huge sack of stones thrown at his stomach and his face. He could only think of the number of broken ribs he is sure he is going to have as he had no strength to even shout out for help.
Dr Adedoja looks back and sees the scene and screams for help from the police. Four Policemen run out and they grab Frank off the body of Mr Adedoja.
Dr. Adedoja who had followed the policemen as they ran out kneels by the body of her husband. His face is swollen and in blood,she screams at Frank who the police have pushed to the ground and put handcuffs on.
“What has he done to you?” Dr Adedoja asks through her tears.
” He has done a lot.” Frank mutters through clenched teeth.
Mr Adedoja tries to speak, but his wife asks him not to. An ambulance arrives and the paramedics put Mr Adedoja on a stretcher and put him in the ambulance.
“Madam, your pikin still dey here” an officer says to Dr. Adedoja.
” Dem bring am here with him other friends for attempted arson” the officer continues.
” You no go bail am?” another officer asks her.
Frank could see the confusion on her face as she could not decide who to attend to first. Her husband or her child. The officers walk Frank into the station as Dr. Adedoja asks an officer to please take her the hospital.
Frank having spent the last 10 days in police custody could not help but wonder how many days he has left to spend in police custody. The past 10 days have been gruesome, the mosquitoes in the 6 by 6 cell had feast endlessly on his body,the offensive odour of ammonia from other cells and his,the cold floor he has been sleeping on all seem like it worth it, as he is sure Mr Adedoja must have a broken nose, couple of broken ribs and a difficult time chewing food.
Mr Adedoja is in pains but still alive at least for now.
An officer comes to open the cell and places handcuffs on Frank as he ushers him out of the cell in the same boxers he has had on for the last 10 days. The officer opens the door to an interrogation room and as Frank walks in, he sees Mr and Dr. Adedoja sitting.
Mr Adedoja has a plaster on his nose and his lips have stitches on them. Frank smiles as he sees this. He feels contented but not satisfied. The officer cuffs his hands behind the chair as he tells the couple they have just 15 minutes to spend. They nod in agreement as he leaves the room.
“Good Morning Mr Ehinomen” Dr. Adedoja says.
“Drop the formality outside and call me Frank” he replies with his eyes stone cold.
“Ok. How have you been?” she adds.
” Why not cut to the chase and tell me why you are here” Frank says to the couple impatiently.
“Why did you attack me?” Mr Adedoja asks.
Frank laughs hysterically before replying ” are you serious?”
” Yes I am” Mr Adedoja replies.
“Do you remember your late surbodinate, Miss Bankole?” Franks asks Mr Adedoja.
” Yes I do. I remember Bimbo” he replies
” She was my fiancée and you were having an affair with her before she died”
“Oh my God!” Dr. Adedoja exclaims.
Mr Adedoja is shell shocked at Franks’s revelation but goes to defend himself ” I was not having an affair with her”
“What were you then doing with her?” Frank shouts in anger.
The shout attracts the officer outside and he walks into the room asking them to calm down or he will take Frank back.
“I was not doing anything with her” Mr Adedoja says in with his voice as firm as it could be.
Frank tries to wriggle free from the chair but he cannot. He just wants to strangle him.
” You cannot even admit that you were having an affair with her is that how much you do not respect her memory?” Frank says has his voice goes up 10 decibels. The officer comes back in to take Frank back as it had become obvious they could not keep their calm. He tries to uncuff Frank from the chair who is shouting and making threats at Mr Adedoja.
Mr Adedoja who refuses to be intimidated starts shouting back at Frank, claiming his threats are empty and he will make sure he rots in jail.
” I am going to kill you” Frank says just as the officer cuffs him and is about taking him back.
Mr Adedoja screams back at him ” Let’s see how you will do that when I let you in rot in jail”
The officer is about to open the door when Dr. Adedoja stops him.
“Madam, wetin?” the officer asks.
” I just have to say something before you take him back” she says.
This gets both Frank and her husband’s attention. They are eager to find out what she has to say.
” Frank,your fiancée Bimbo………”
“Yes, what about her” Frank cuts in.
” She was my lover”.