Copper John – episode 8

Copper John
episode 8
John was troubled by what Nelson just told him, he went back to
the sitting room and sat on the couch, could his father had been
kidnapped by those wicked men? He asked himself, he went to
the fridge to get a bottle of water, but this time he sipped it slowly
instead of gulping it like a dragon that wants to put out It’s fire,
countless thoughts occu-pied his mind, Joy sat beside him and
held his hands, she had listened to their conversation, she felt
sorry for John, she had lost both her parents a few years ago in a
car crash, but she had gotten over it, she wouldn’t want him to
lose his father, she looked at his face and tried to console him,
he looked into her eyes and his heart melted, he almost smiled,
he then held her head and placed it on his che-st, 10 minutes
later, John looked at Joy any saw that she had sle-pt off, he stood
up and carried her to the room where Becky was, he placed her
on the be-d gently and k!$$£d her, he went to the room where the
guys were and he lied down on the spare be-d, he was de-ep in
thought until 1 pm when nature c@m£ and closed his eyes
………………………………………………………… Kemi woke up with a smile on
her face, her concubine had satisfied her more than her husband
ever did, she even wondered maybe that was the reason why
John’s mother left, maybe he could not satisfy her in be-d and she
left for that reason, wise woman, Kemi thought to herself, she
had made the right choice, but she herself won’t leave the house
for her husband, when he comes back with John, that is even if
the useless boy was found alive, she would s£nd an as-sas-sin to
take care of them, her concubine was still slee-ping, she didn’t
blame him, he had worked like a bull, she stood up and wore her
cloth, she carried her hand bag and left his house, she drove
back to her husband’s house as she had to go to work that
morning …………………………………………………… The corpers woke up
early except John, he had woken up around 8:30 am, he stood up
and walked towards the bathroom, he brushed his teeth and had
his bath, he saw a new T-shi-t and a pair of jeans on the be-d, he
didn’t nee-d to ask Google before he knew it was for him, he was
happy he was not going to wear the smelly palace guard clothes
again, he went out of the room and walked towards the dining
room, there they were eating breakfast, he greeted them before
sitting down with them at the dining table, the house help
brou-ght his own breakfast of moin – moin and pap and placed it
before him, he ate silently without saying a word, when they had
finished eating, Nelson announced to them that a police pickup
was waiting outside to take four of them home as John would go
later because he had some important issues to attend to, John
then interfered, he told them what happened to his father, they all
felt sorry for him and hoped that his father was not in the hands
of the kidnappers, Tomiwa and Becky were inside the police
pickup, Joy and TJ had refused to go, Joy said she was going to
Nelson’s place with him until he was re-ady to go, he was the only
person she trusted, TJ was not going to leave his friend in this
state of mind, he called his father using Nelson’s phone, it was
his father’s as-sistant that picked the phone, his father was out of
the country, he told the as-sistant to tell him that he would be
spending a few more days in Enugu, the police pickup left on the
journey to Lagos carrying only Tomiwa and Becky, John wished
them safe journey ………………………………………………… The hunter and
his wife wore their best clothes and began their journey to the
palace, they were going to meet their new son-in-law.
Nelson received an expected call, one of the chiefs called to inform
him that the king was dead and the police was nee-ded to make an
investigation and state the cause of death, he knew the king was
dead alre-ady because John had told him so, he was dressed in his
police uniform alre-ady, he asked John and his friends to excuse
him, he had to get to the king’s palace, he went out of the house
and he and his driver set out in his Toyota Prado SUV, John was a
little bit scared, it just occured to him that if he was identified as
the one who poisoned the king he might be charged to court for
murder, it would be a case that he could not win, it would be John
vs the entire community, ……………… The hunter and his wife
were close to the palace, they had almost gotten there when they
heard people wailing, the hunter feared that the king was dead,
and his fear was confirmed when a girl told him that the king had
died the previous night, after hearing this, his wife Chinyere
immediately sat on the ground and stared wailing, their son in law
was dead, that hunter shouted on his wife to get up from the
ground immediately, they stormed towards the palace and were
about to enter the palace when two men who looked like balotelli
stood in their in their way one of them asked where they were
heading and told them to state their business, the hunter narrated
their reason for being there, the guard told him that the king was
dead, but he still allowed them to enter, the hunter and his wife
were inside the palace, they were lucky to find Chinelo easily,
Chinelo was wailing and her mother quic-kly went to console her,
Chinelo told them Of she and the late king’s love affair, they
exclaimed after hearing what their daughter Said, they would be in
big trouble if their daughter ever got pregnant, the hunter asked
about John and the female corpers from Chinelo, she told him that
she had not seen John or any of the female corpers but TJ had
tried to come and rescue her, the hunter shook his head in self
pity, the situation had turned around
Nelson arrived at the palace with his officers who were specialized
in such matters, they ordered that no member of the palace should
leave, the specialist examined the king’s corpse, they c@m£ up
with a result within 30 minutes , they didn’t nee-d to ask ifa before
they knew he was poisoned, they told Nelson their findings, he
announced to the palace that their king was poisoned, the people
in the palace shouted ahh! Nelson’s men began their work, they
started first by interrogating the palace cooks, they separated the
people who prepared and served his food, Nelson personally went
to interrogate Chinelo, he was told the king had died in her room,
he saw that she was in a sober mood, he told her to calm down, all
he was going to do was to ask her some questions, she nodded
her head in approval, he started by asking her what the king was
doing before he died, she answered shyly and told him that they
had just finished ma-king love, when he suddenly fell down and
died, he asked her if the king had f0rç£d her to have S£x, no she
replied, she had done it willingly, he asked her if she was happy to
have been in the palace before the king died, she said yes, Nelson
examined her carefully, with his psychological instinct, he knew
she was not lying, she looked young and harmless but then he
reminded himself that looks could be deceiving, he asked her how
old she was, she said she was 16 years old, Jesus! Nelson said
within his mind, she was un-derage, the king had definitely
committed child abuse, but he couldn’t do anything about it even if
the king was alive, the king had authority over such matters, he
stood up and went out of her room, he placed her un-der the low
priority suspect level, Sir, one of Nelson’s men called him, he told
him his attention was nee-ded in the kitchen, when he got there
another officer told him that they had tested the food that the king
had eaten the previous night, it contained some toxic substances
which they believed to be poison, Nelson told the chiefs about their
discovery, he noticed that one of the chiefs, chief Doherty aka chief
Dotmann was not pres£nt, he asked about him and he was told that
chief Dotmann had travelled to Lagos two days ago, Nelson
ordered that his men should round up all the cooks and take them
to the police station for serious questioning, Nelson left the palace
and went to town to buy some more clothes for John and his
friends, as his driver was about to drive his car into his compound,
he received a call from one of his men, his man informed him that
after torturing the cooks, one of them confessed to have poisoned
the king’s food, Nelson went into his house and told John that they
had found the person who poisoned the king, John was relieved
when he heard what Nelson said, maybe he was not the one who
was responsible for the king’s death, he was glad someone else
had also wanted the king dead, but one thing he didn’t know was
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