The Mechanic dialled Bridget’s number with Jason’s phone
Bridget: hello, dear… Are you okay?
Mechanic: hello. Sorry, we found this phone beside a car. And after
searching the body of the man, we found your name and number as the next of
kin in a pocket book
Bridget: sorry, wrong number. ( And she hung up)
Both Jason and the mechanic were perplexed. Jason asked him to call her
Meanwhile, Bridget had gone to Alex’s place after leaving Jason. Both were
dancing and drinking when the call came in.
Alex: why did you say wrong number? How do we get information now? That’s
Bridget: I was just shocked and didn’t know what to say. Should I call his
Alex: no, don’t. Let’s…..
Call came in again
Mechanic: aren’t you Mrs Bridget Okeowo?
Bridget: yes, I am. What happened? Who are you? And where’s my husband?
Mechanic: I am a policeman. I saw your husband on the floor beside his car
Bridget: he is dead, right? He has been poisoned by that man
Mechanic: poisoned? Were you there?
Bridget: noooo.. I saw him last this morning at home.
Mechanic: how did you now know that he has been poisoned?
Bridget: I…. I… Em…. Since you said he died, what else could have
Mechanic: did I say he died? And which man did you say, killed him?
Bridget: it would be that mechanic that helped him fix the car. But isn’t
Mechanic: how did you know that a mechanic helped him fix his car?
Bridget: my husband tells me everything. We spoke several times after he
left home this morning.
Mechanic: okay then. Can you come over to where his car is?
Bridget: tell me first, is he dead? And I don’t know where his car is
Mechanic: yes he is. Thought he would have told you since you said you
spoke several times.
Bridget: no ooo… He didn’t tell me. Please, take his body to the
mortuary. I will claim it later for burial.
Mechanic: no probs. Or should the police send his body to the medical
school for experiment? To save you the stress of going to the mortuary..
Bridget: you are too kind. Please, do that. ( Then she started crying when
Alex signalled to her to cry.) My darling husband.. ( sobbing) haaaa… How
can I live without him now?
Mechanic: it’s okay madam. You still need to come down to our sta….
Bridget: I can’t come ooo… Even he knows…knew…that I have been sick
for some days and can’t get up at all.
Mechanic: it’s okay. We will come visit you at home. Send your address to
Bridget: no need, as I am not at home. I told you I have been sick so I’ve
been staying with my parents in the village. I will call you later if you
can give me your own number. What’s your name?
Mechanic: sergeant Meko. Okay. Bye then. ( And he hung up)