While in my unconscious state, I thought I was dead. I was moving round in a
place like a desert till I saw light afar of. I walked close to the place then I discovered it was all guarded by angels. The building was made of gold and I
couldn’t stop admiring it till I was challenged by one of the angels.
Son of man, you are not meant to be here….. The angel said. Go back into the
world and complete your mission.
I was sent back to earth, unknown to me that my guardian angel was sent to be
with me at that time. Goddy and I’s heroics paid off and we were handsomely
rewarded by the Oyo state governor and we were also awarded scholarship to
further our education in the United States.
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It’s been four years since I left Africa for the United States to have my Master’s
degree, thanks to the scholarship of the governor then, Governor Ajumobi. My life
had taken an effect which I never thought of. This is not the path I dreamt I will be
on but when life throws you a lemon, you make a lemonade from it. Immediately
after my master’s program, I joined one of the secret agent in New Jersey and got
trained as a special agent with the dream of helping my father’s land the best way
Different news about the kidnapping of corps members were going wild every day
back in my fatherland and I do get the alert on a special system I have at home
thanks to Ugo, my longtime friend who now works with the body, helping them
with the mobilization of corps members.
I thought Bangrajan was dead! I shot him when he was trying to escape during
our kidnap incidence back then. I still had two months to complete my course as
a special agent. Even though I have passed all assignments given to me in flying
colours, the organization still feels I have to complete my course, and with the
hope of them retaining me as a full agent.
Africa oh oh oh, Africa oh men ye niba
Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa eh… that was salif kaita’s popular song titled Africa. It
had been my ringing tone since I had been in the US. I have been driving back
from the just concluded assignment at Philadelphia, going back to New Jersey
where I currently stay.
I just nabbed one of the boys of Mc Dean, who has been our target for over two
months. MD popularly called by his colleague has been on our radar for some
time. He was responsible for the killing of Professor Baxter in my institution. After
I failed to pick up my phone during the first ringing, my phone rang again, I
checked the caller, this time it was Agent Tracy, my colleague.
A. Tracy: Oh Lam, you got the package?
Ola: Tracy, when will you get the right pronunciation? Its OLA not Ohlam. It’s not
necessary you call the full name alright?
A. Tracy: whatever, (she said in her American Accent) have you gotten the
Ola: stocked in my boot
A. Tracy: Hurry! You’ve got an emergency
Ola: what is it? Talk to me
A. Tracy: You’ve got a new assignment outside the states.
Ola: Why? This isn’t the right time for me to leave the states for an assignment.
And moreover, I haven’t completed my course yet.
A. Tracy: Forget about all that boy. The big boss is involved in this.
Then Tracy hanged up!
Within 10 minutes, I drove straight to park the car while two of our secret agent
were already on ground to take MD’s boy to the darkroom for further interrogation
while I head straight to the channel room. Immediately I opened the door, I was
welcomed in straightway by Tracy.
Tracy: welcome ohlam, nice job you’ve done today but I am sorry we will be
needing you to go on another assignment but this might look personal to you.
The recent reports we are getting from Nigeria about the kidnap is getting out of
hand, most especially in the western part of the country. We were able to use
some of our technology to get a 5 minutes video footage of how the latest kidnap
was carried out. Check this out (she handed over the tab to me then I watched
Tracy: so bad we won’t be having enough time to spend together as we’ve
planned but I promised to make it up to you as soon as you are back from this
Ola: Na you sabi
Tracy: what did you just say? (Smiling)
Ola: must you understand my language? (Still watching the video)
Tracy: you are not serious
Ola: but I haven’t complete my course yet
Tracy: we all know you are good to go Ola. You’ve been one of our best secret
agent since you got into this institution.
Ola: that is not a reason why I should be sent to this
Tracy: go talk to the captain
Ola: What? Is he aware of this already?
Tracy: sure he has (then she left)
Ola: oh my God! How could they have done this at my back without letting me
TO BE CONTINUED