“Be careful, Christopher is armed and dangerous,” came the
warning from the mobile phone, “He can kill you all without
blinking an eye. Approach him with utmost caution. Take
any careless action and you will become corpses in an
instant.” The phone was put on speakers as the three men
listened to the instructions.
“How do we identify him? We don’t even know what he
looks like. Why don’t you send a picture of him to this phone
so that we can know exactly who we are after.”
“No one really knows what he looks like, not even me or The
Boss. All you have to rely on for now is the information you
have been given about him. I’ll call you later.”
About an hour later, the call came in again.
“Where are you guys?” The voice sounded more urgent.
“We are still at the entrance of Tafawa Balewa Square, we
are searching for the bearded man in the red cap. We’ve not
seen anyone who fits the description so far.”
“Forget about TBS, he’s no more there; and stop searching
for just a bearded man. A new intel just got to me; Chris is
not only bearded. He is now spotted in Shoprite at Ikeja. Go
there now! Call back when you get there, one of our
operatives will be watching him until you arrive.”
The three men rushed back into the Hilux with a tinted glass
and drove away.
Five minutes later, a bearded man in a red cap came out of
They arrived at Shoprite about another hour later; luckily for
them, the Lagos traffic was at the barest minimum at this
time. The men placed a call and informed their instructor
that they were at the location.
“Good,” said the voice from the other end, “You arrived right
on time. In about ten minutes, Christopher and an elderly
man will come out. Christopher is the bearded one dressed
in a blue pair of jeans, a customised T-shirt bearing a
picture of Mr Incredible. His hair is tainted brown and he’s
wearing dark glasses.”
“What about the old man? How is he dressed?”
“He’s dressed casually in a simple shirt and a pair of
trousers. Don’t concern yourselves with the elderly man;
your job is more concerned with Christopher. You have to
know that Christopher is reputed to be a great deceiver.
He’s a master of disguise. Grab him immediately and make
sure you disarm him if he has a weapon; and like I already
said, be very careful around him. Don’t you believe anything
that comes out of his mouth. Remember, his birth name is
also Emeka, don’t be deceived. Bring him to the address
given to you as soon as you have him.”
“What should we do about the elderly man?”
“The odd variable,” observed the instructor from the other
end, “I should tell you to leave and not bother yourselves
about him because our major goal is to apprehend
Christopher, but we don’t know who he is to Christopher or
what he knows. Take him but don’t hurt him. Bring both of
them in; we’ll question the elderly man to know what he
knows. Good luck to you. Call me only when you get to the
destination.” The call was cancelled.