ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 240

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 239 CLICK HERE Since Sylvester has been arrested and detained a week ago, there had been calls from the Canadian government calling for his deportation so he can face trial in his home country or better still put as his adopted country. He was a Nigerian born of Nigerian parents, but was born and brought up in Canada which automatically qualifies him as a card carrying member and the citizen of the country. The Canadian authority where Sylvester worked as a FBI before a treaty was signed between the two nations that allowed experts

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 239

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 238 CLICK HERE Ngozi was seated with Sylvester standing beside Clement’s bed inside the hospital ward. “How are you feeling now?” She asked. Clement smiled, his body was draped in bandages all over, the neck, his legs, his hands and even around his waist, while the doctors said he would be fine as every wound and dislocated body parts would heal within a matter of weeks, major concern was his spinal cord which the doctors couldn’t place the exact thing that was wrong with it. According to the tests carried out on him, it was revealed

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 238

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 237 CLICK HERE There is a bomb in the building, get off there fast.” Ngozi screamed her lungs out but Clement couldn’t hear her. The more she tried to make him understand her message, the more it turned as if she wasn’t saying anything meaningful at all. All hell was let loose when Clement decided to return into the building so he can join them outside and just then the helicopter came hovering over his head, a few steps overheard, but still at arms length. “Inspector Clement sir, there is bomb implanted in the building and….” And

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 237

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 236 CLICK HERE By the time Clement reached the first floor, it was enmpty and still the same way he left it some minutes ago, save for new dead bodies that were now littered on the floor and fresh blood spillage on the floor. The sight was enough to cause neausea as he quickly shut his eyes which he opened just immediately as a result of the impacts of the mine explosion which affected the skin beneathe his eyes which made it impossible for his to shut his eyes unless he is prepared to

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 236

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 235 CLICK HERE Sylvester and his men had bumped into the commissioner’s team and they were now moving in close pack having killed all the terrorist they met in the first floor where the cells were located and with no sign of Mike, they had proceeded into the second floor where they got some terrorists alive and every attempt to force words out of them, maybe to make them talk about Mike’s whereabout proved abortive and Sylvester out of anger killed them all. The third floor was the most dangerous of them all, as

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 235

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 234 CLICK HERE Ngozi gave a hot chase at Hakym who as a result of his everyday activities in the building has become acquainted to the shortcuts and the way the rooms were close knitted. In one swift run, he was already in a room and in the next second, he had secured the lock which would take Ngozi at least fifteen seconds to unlock, by the time which Hakym would have covered more distance ahead, but his footsteps were still a bit audible, thanks to Ngozi’s sharp ears which was why she could

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 234

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 233 CLICK HERE Clement stood rooted to the spot looking at the dying man who held the gun facing him. With pleading eyes, Clement eyes darted towards his gun which stood just beside his left leg, he knew he stood a chance if he decided to pick up the gun and take out the man, but it looked sucidal, something that a Jack Bauer wouldn’t try to do even in films. He knew before he would get a firm grip on the gun, the mean looking man in front of him would have pulled

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 233

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 232 CLICK HERE Kelvin crawled his way out from the pipe and headed for the Khal corp building his pistol held at a shooting length, eyes darting from left to right, right to left, front to back, every of his sense organs were at alert that even the mere hearing of a billowing wind, he stopped dead and corked his gun ready for action, he knew what he intended to do was a herculean task, but by all standard, he needed to kill just a few people, but to kill those people he’ll have

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 232

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 231 CLICK HERE Why on earth did you call the police?” Kelvin asked. “Believe me, I didn’t call anybody, there is no phone one me and no means of communication, I think they are here on a rescue mission or what do you think?” Mike explained. This time the police team had already alighted from their vehicles and were taking position at strategic places. “Isn’t that your new commissioner?” Kelvin asked pointing to the man who was dishing out instructions to the other police officers. “Yeah, that’s him.” Mike replied, his mind wandering to a different

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 231

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 230 CLICK HERE Ngozi led a team of seventeen police officers including Sylvester into the underground and carefully thay made their way through the dead bodies that lay on the ground. The odours emanating from the bodies are so offensive they could stop the heartbeat for a second or two. Ngozi’s heartbeat fought and won a battle against the offensive odour, her heart refused to stop beating, but while they continued beating, it was throbbing faster than normal to an extent that if someone should stand in front of her, he/she would be able

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 230

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 229 CLICK HERE Early the next morning by 8am, about ten police vehicles drove out of the police headquarters with their siren blaring as the drove along the scanty road. The Lagos state government had the previous night announced a twenty four hours partial curfew in which no vehicle would allowed into the state or out of the sate, while soldiers have been called upon to Mount roadblocks and conduct thorough check on every vehicle that plies the road. Business firms and companies refused to resume for the days work, since everyone is

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 229

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 228 CLICK HERE Chief Obi Patrick has been restless right from the time he recieved the message that his son and enemy is inside the same compound with him. It was a few minutes to midnight and sleep seemed to be some distance away from him. On a normal day, he would have gone to bed around 9pm and allowed his security men walk around the compound ensuring his safety such that, even a mosquito couldn’t bite him in his room. Such was the security that was in place, but as things were

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 228

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 227 CLICK HERE Mike was dabbing his blood soaked cloth on his gunshot wound as he was feeling gross pains, but he dare not cry out, he could feel his skin burning, he could feel hot blood flowing through his veins and when they reached the spot of the wound, the blood will gush out in great abandon like they had been craving for escape or release. He was sure that his veins were still intact, but he couldn’t feel blood flowing to his leg, he couldn’t feel his leg, he tried moving

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 227

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 226 CLICK HERE Mike limped deeper into the nearest forest and kept on running in a zig zag motion, but the only thing he noticed was that as he ran, his pursuers were always getting him, then he realised that the blood oozing out of his buttet pierced thigh was leaving behind a trace which his pursuers followed. He was deperate to loose them, yet blood won’t stop oozing out of his thigh and he was was growning weaker every second, he couldn’t move any longer, he can’t afford to be captured once again,

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 225

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 224 CLICK HERE Just as Sylvester took off to escape from whatever danger could be lurking around, Ngozi did not move. “What’s the matter?” He asked. “Do you think that thing.” She said turning her head in such a way that even a kid would know that she was referring to the roaring sound. “Is a lion?” She asked. “I don’t think a lion could be kept in an underground such as this. But chances of it not being a lion is as high as the chances of it not being a lion. But what is

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 226

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 225 CLICK HERE The time was 9pm and Clement has been trying his best to keep his identity hidden amidst the dozens of soldiers who guarded his father. One thing about them is that, they are not the men of the Nigerian army, but they were dressed in the regular khaki worn by Nigerian soldiers. One thing Clement noticed was that these men didn’t speak much in English and from what he noticed, they didn’t refer to themselves by their names, but the word ‘amigo’ which meant friend in spanish. Clement had taken his time over

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 224

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 223 CLICK HERE He was careful to walk behind her as they entered the dark tunnel afterall. As a kid, he had always feared darkness, because from stories and things he had heard, evil is easily perpetrated in the dark. It is only in the dark that a group of angry boys would lay ambush for a girl who thwarted them in a test at school or a quiz, then molest her until she passed out, even though such cases hasn’t been heard of, but evil guys tends to molest the girls who

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 223

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 222 CLICK HERE Sylvester descended the flight of stairs into the underground room with Ngozi trottling behind him. “Be careful with the last step dear, its slippery.” Sylvester warned. “Okay.” A minute later, the two officers are still standing before the keyboard attached to the wall without anyone making a move. “Unlock it now.” Ngozi drawled. “Not today. I can’t risk it.” He replied. Sylvester was wary of what could happen if he made the move to provide the passcode, he remembered the first and the last time he tried, it led to the death of a fine and handsome

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 222

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 221 CLICK HERE Of all the officers expected to be on the day duty from 7:30am to 6pm, Ngozi was the first to resume and the reason behind this was not far fetched, she came early because she wanted to break a rule and by all standards, she shattered the rule to pieces. This singular act of hers has been trending for the past two weeks and she had never failed to carry out such assignment every morning. Her reason being that, its almost seventeen years since she last saw her brother, and now

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 221

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 220 CLICK HERE Clement realising that he had revealed himself to the enemies took to his heels and ran as fast as he could along the swampy area, he couldn’t explain why the village was like than. Some parts are dry while a few other parts were wet. He fell as he ran in a zig-zag, but giving up would be suicidal. He saw a big shed where about a hundred of cattles were kept, this could prove to be his only escape route. He thought as he ran into the shed and mixed

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 220

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 219 CLICK HERE Ngozi who was lying just beside her fiancee expecting the powerful hands of sleep to lift them up and take them into the wonderland when her phone beeped, she discovered it was Clement. “Excuse me baby.” She said as she walked out of the bedroom. She switched on the light as she entered the living room and sat down on one of the stools that stood beside the couches. “Hello Clement.” She said. “Hello Ngozi, did you see my message?” He asked. “Of course. Don’t you think going in alone is risky?” She asked. “Well, life

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 219

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 218 CLICK HERE The road was swampy and he could feel it as his car moved along the untarred road which leads to his father’s hideout. All thanks to the air condition of the car which was on, he would have suffocated behind the wheels as a result of the offensive odour of cow dungs and rotten animals which wafted through his nose as he moved slowly. There were several houses on both sides of the road which couldn’t take two cars at a time, most of the houses were thatched, while a few

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 218

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 217 CLICK HERE The war against insurgency is similar to the war against HIV/Aids. The same was it is similar to the highly dreaded disease/virus in Africa, Ebola. In outlining the similarities, its is important to note that, a doctor treating an Ebola patient is at risk of contacting the virus, the percentage possibility is around seventy five to eighty while a policeman or any security agent fighting insurgency is at risk of being affected. The percentage of the officer himself being affected is around sixty if he played his cards well, but

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 215

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 214 CLICK HERE It was five minutes before the end of recess and the court room was almost empty, the lawyers were re-structuring, re-strategising their approach to the case when the session resumes. Barrister Olu and his team of lawyers were going through some set of pictures and a laptop computer was opened before them, a large book, with a green and white cover and the Nigeria’s coat of arm crested on the cover, ‘THE CONSTITUTION’ was clearly inscribed on the back cover. With look on the faces of the defence counsels, they

ALL IN A CIRCLE … ROMANCE … PART 217

TO START FROM PART 1 CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED PART 216 CLICK HERE After the news of Deoye’s death sentence reached Clement and other policemen who were concerned with the case, as well as other eminent personalities in the state. The lawyers who stood against Deoye were appreciated by the Speaker house of assembly Lagos state who when speaking with the reporters in the assembly premises after the court verdict claimed he had already written a petition to the Senate should the court verdict favour Deoye, then the judge deserved to be sanctioned on grounds of compromise. Clement drove into the Federal school of Aviation in