“Babe it’s me” a familiar female voice said, “Yemi?” I asked, “yes it’s me” she replied, “you’re still alive!” I screamed, “yes I am” she replied, “do the kidnappers know you’re making this call?” I asked, “no, I’m not with them anymore” she replied, “you escaped?” I asked clearly confused, “no, I was rescued” she replied, “Oh! Thank God” I said heaving a sigh of relief, “how did it happen?” By this time, Charly who was still in the room with me and had been leaping for joy after she figured out what had happened made me put the phone on speaker so she could hear what Yemi was saying.
She gave us all the details of her horrible experience in the hands of the kidnappers, according to her, they took her to their hideout on the outskirts of town which was very much different from the usual uncompleted or run down buildings she was used to hearing about, it was actually well furnished. She was left without any food or water for almost 48 hours , infact, when one of the two kidnappers eventually began to pity her and offer her a drink of water, she was too scared to drink it for fear that it had been poisoned. You’ll never guess who was behind the kidnap? It was Bayo’s sugar mummy,Madam Precious. She strongly believed Yemi knew about Bayo’s whereabouts and had ordered her to be kidnapped and tortured till she revealed Bayo’s location. Apparently, the kidnappers had been stalking us long before we realised, they continued to monitor our movements and stratergise till they found the appropriate time to strike.
Madam Precious had also visited the hideout where Yemi was being held against her will to further threaten her and get the information from her personally, the hideout was one of her husband’s many properties that was currently not in use. Yemi begged endlessly and denied knowing anything about Bayo’s whereabouts, but she was not convinced. When she realised Yemi was not going to give her the information she wanted, she ordered the kidnappers to kill her and left. Right there in Yemi’s presence, they agreed between themselves that they were going to kill her later that night. Yemi begged them and tried to make them see reason with her but everything she said fell on deaf ears. I asked her why her phone was switched on when my call came through and she explained that my call came when the kidnappers were going through her phone looking for messages and emails regarding previous bank transactions she had made to determine how much she had in her bank account, when they were satisfied with the information they found, they forced her to log into her online banking and start transferring money into accounts of their choice,fortunately for her, she had transaction limits set on her account and once the daily limit was reached they couldn’t transfer anymore money from her account.
While the phone was still switched on, the SSS with the help of the mobile network operators were able to track the location the call was coming from and sent some of their agents to survey the area and investigate, it was after then that they found the kidnappers’ hideout and were able to attack. She added that when it was time for her to be killed, the kidnappers argued between themselves on how to kill her, one suggested they shoot her dead before drowning her body in the lagoon while the other disagreed because in his opinion gunshots would attract attention, he opted for tying her to a large stone and drowning her alive. He was the boss so the other had no choice but to agree with him in the end. The SSS intercepted them just as they were walking to the nearby lagoon with Yemi, they were going to attempt an escape but they soon realised that they were surrounded by 10 other men and had no other choice but to surrender. That was how Yemi was rescued. An order was also placed by the Director General of the SSS to find Bayo and Madam Precious and arrest them, as at the time Yemi narrated her ordeal, both had not been arrested yet.
“I’m just glad you’re okay, that’s all that matters” I said when she was done talking.
I felt safe to return home because the kidnapping mystery had been solved and the kidnappers arrested, Yemi and I returned home later that evening. When we arrived at my place, I cooked up a storm to make Yemi feel at home, you’d think I was cooking for my husband or in-laws if you saw the variety of delicious dishes I prepared just for her. I guess I was trying to make up for the starvation she had experienced in the past 48 hours.
Our sumptuous dinner was interrupted by Charly’s call, “hey babe,what’s up?” I said answering the phone, “can you imagine the nonsense?” She said fuming, “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Calm down” I responded, “what is the problem?” I asked, “I just came back from work and caught my sister trying to force herself on Ken” she replied, “wait! What are you saying?” I asked, “I just walked in on Osas half naked forcing herself on Ken” she replied, “how are you so sure it wasn’t the other way round?” I asked, “because she was too busy trying to get into his pants that she didn’t realise I was back from work and had been standing and watching her behave shamefully for a good 10 seconds before interfering” she responded, “I watched Ken literally push her away while she struggled to kiss him” she replied , “are you sure of what you’re saying?” I asked, “oh gosh! Your questions are annoying me” she hissed, “I’m only talking to you because I’m trying to stop myself from committing murder” she added, I started getting worried about the safety of her sister immediately I heard those words because believe me, Charly does not make empty threats, “where is she now?” I asked, “she has locked herself up in the room,but I’m here waiting for her to come out, the knife has been sharpened already” she said sounding like a mallam preparing to cut suya meat, no one would know it was actually her own sister she wanted to use the knife on.
It was becoming obvious that the matter was more serious than I had imagined, “was she really planning to kill her own sister because of a man? Was she wrong for trusting her sister to stay in the house alone with him? And why would her sister even be trying to go after her older sister’s man when it’s not like he was the last man on earth? Who knows? that might not even have been her first attempt, she might have tried it many times in the past without Charly’s knowledge. I tried to imagine what I’d do if it happened to me, would I be able to forgive and still call her my sister? And even if I did, would I ever trust her around my partner again? I could honestly understand what Charly was going through but most importantly I needed to take her away from her sister before she did something she’d later regret while she was still burning in anger.
“Just hang on and try not to kill anyone, I’ll be on my way with Yemi” I said hanging up the phone…