I finally returned to my apartment a bit relieved and happy. I really was lucky Nora took pity on me and contacted her cousin to help me out. The young lawyer asked me to call him as soon as the police got involved in the case; setting my mind a little bit at ease, all thanks to Nora.
However just like I expected, Cassandra’s father wasted no time in calling me again. This time around he called with a very unusual request which I was obliged to accept.
Cassandra’s Dad: ‘’Mr. David, are you really sure you have nothing to hide concerning my daughter’s disappearance?’’ he had asked, when he called the very next day.
David: ‘’Oh yes ‘’ I answered quickly, wondering what his next words would be.
Cassandra’s Dad: ‘’very well then, I will soon be in the city of Owerri to search for my daughter. I will call to tell you where to meet me’’ he added calmly. I accepted without any hesitation even though deep down, I was a bit skeptical of the meeting. I kind of felt he could use the opportunity to get me arrested but then I knew I had every reason to meet the old man.
However as I was getting ready for our appointment early today, I got a call from Cassandra’s father asking me to meet him in front of the old Mr. Biggs building along Okigwe road by 9am. I had to hurry to meet you so that I could be done with my story before meeting the old man.
After careful thinking, I decided to let my story out in the public, I decided to have someone cover it for me, so that people could read, learn and understand, especially ambitious traders like me; men who had little or no education, because I sure knew that I wasn’t the only man facing such situation .
I decided to give you (AdeLove) the opportunity to listen to my story and perhaps play a role in it. I felt my story could spread with your massive audience all over Africa.
David: ‘’That’s my story so far. Cassandra is missing. Her parents are suspecting me. I’m very innocent but my actions in the past could put me in jail forever if Cassandra isn’t found. I really don’t know if this is all nothing but a game being played by Cassandra to scare me or if she is actually missing. You got to help me bro. please accompany me to meet the old man. I can’t meet him alone. I could have called Nora’s cousin to brief him of the situation but I felt it isn’t wise disturbing him in this stage until I’m sure of what Cassandra’s father is planning to do with me’’.
Chinedu: ‘’I think we should go meet the man. It’s almost 9:30am’’ Chinedu said, taking a quick look at my watch. I grabbed my jacket and together we headed out to meet Cassandra’s father.
David: ‘’God help me’’ I prayed, alighted and headed towards the man while I followed Chinedu cautiously but before we could get to the old man, about six policemen pounced on us from nowhere, grabbing us strongly.
Cassandra’s Dad: ‘’yes that’s him’’ Cassandra’s father breathed furiously, pointing to me, i struggled helplessly to free myself from the tight hands of the law until i was thrown into a waiting Police SUV which pulled up at that time.
Cassandra’s Dad: ‘’you are going to stay in jail till my daughter shows up. I pray you haven’t killed her yet’’ the old man screamed as I tried to plead with him.
David: ‘’Chinedu I’m very innocent, please call Nora, call her cousin. Please follow us to know where they are taking me to’’ I begged like a dying man muttering his last request.
Chinedu watched with a broken heart as the police sped away with David
” Hmmm… My People, hope you all enjoy this Story.. though it was long but worth reading especially the good lessons to learn from. Now, let’s see it this way… Listening to Dave’s story really got my heart melting tremendously. Yes he made quite a lot of mistakes but that shouldn’t warrant him to pay for a crime he didn’t commit. Looking from a critical point of view however, the young man showed the motive to harm Cassandra before her parents and friends, which I knew could be all the police needed to pin the girl’s disappearance on him.
Now, over to you all, Did you learn something from this interesting Story??? Share your views, Advice, Suggestions …. Remain Blessed!!!
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