“I’d rather die” Hadijat spoke just as Kong
was about to open the door “I’d rather die
than being with a coward like you”
Kong turned back and gave her an evil stare
“Die you shall die then” Kong replied and left
A message entered into Kong’s phone as
Kong stepped into another room. He took
out the phone from his pocket before he
sank into a settee, he then opened the chat
“Baba, Slimmy don turn back o, im say igbo
dey smell for Rushi.” He read the message
from his informant.
“Igbo dey smell ke? Where im dey now?”
Kong replied to the message hastily.
“I no know but he be like say them dey think
say some people dey inside that Rushi
compound.” Another message entered into
“Nobody dey there na, na only the grenade
wey we set for the last room dey. The thing
go explode immediately anybody enter the
room con step im foot near the thing.”
“I go update you anyhow the thing dey go
sha,” another message entered before going
“Shi*t!” Kong stamped his feet on the
ground in anger, also hitting his fists on the
arms of the chair. He got up and dropped
his phone on the sofa, pacing angrily
“What kind of person was Slimmy?” He
asked himself, he remembered two
occasions when he had tried to lure Slimmy
into death when they were sent on missions
as co hitmen. “Why wouldn’t he just die and
let the war just end?” He asked himself
again, this time scratching his head with his
Rough entered into the backseat of the car
as she saw Slimmy’s car approaching, she
ordered for the guy seated behind the
wheels to ignite the engine. Rough didn’t
close the door but was waiting for Slimmy’s
car to pass first but the car stopped as they
“Rough, why una never go?” Slimmy wind
down the glass and asked.
“I wan confirm something first,” she replied
“Make we comot for here now o, police fit
appear soon.” Slimmy said to her in form of
an advice. “Na the guy body we see for
“Okay, make we go caban first.” Slimmy
said before winding up the glass. Their car
moved and Rough’s team car followed
**Fifteen minutes later**
Small and his team were already waiting at
the Arch Angels mansion when team A and
team B arrived. Some of the boys ran to
open the gate immediately for Slimmy’s car
to be driven in. Rough’s team car was
parked outside like Small’s. Immediately
after the opened gate was closed, Small and
Rough marched in to meet their bosses
while the younger boys who had gone with
team A stepped out of the compound.
“What’s happening now?” Slimmy asked
Rough as soon as she came into sight.
“I’m trying to scope Kong,” she replied and
took out the phone she collected from the
mole. “Is there any power bank here?” She
asked. She had put on the camera of the
phone to stop it from locking as there would
be no one to unlock it it it did, now the
battery was low.
Slimmy turned back to the driver’s side of
his car and took out his solar energy power
bank. He handed it to Rough who rested her
back on the body of the car and connected
the USB cord to the phone. She closed the
camera and opened back WhatsApp. She
began to type a message. Oj and Small also
came closer to have a hint of what was
“They set bombs into the last room of Rushi
for us,” Rough said to the listening ears of
her audience. “Kong knew we were coming
there and he also has informants here with
us; we should be more watchful of those
juniors now.” She said and continued to
chat in silence.
“But how Kong take get money for bomb
na?” Slimmy asked aloud, although to
“I think he’s been going out for operations
without letting the house know; what I
believe is that his recent frequent visits to
nightclubs have been lies all the way. He
was going out for operations while telling us
he was going to club. And that is how he
was able to lure several of the juniors into
following him, most times he takes them
along and pays them very well.”
“So you think he’s been doing all these
while the Regionals have banned us from
doing other jobs for the moment?”
“How else do you think he’s been getting all
those monies to fund himself?” Rough said.
“It’s true,” Small joined, he took a quick
glance at his boss who now had his narrow
look on him, expecting him to reveal a
secret. “I suspected Hercules’s recent
excuse of clubbing too, Hercules never liked
to club, he always complained of too much
noise because of his ear problem.”
“We never suspected anything,” Slimmy
said. “Kong was always clubbing before, so
we just thought he was exhibiting his usual
There was silence for some minutes, each
of them were staring at Rough to give them
a report, so that they could think of the next
step. Small was frequently going out to
check the boys at the gate.
“What’s going on?” Slimmy asked Rough
“Wait!” She said, even though Slimmy wasn’t
waiting, he was already peeping into the
phone to read the conversation. “He’s shot
Kong was still pacing around the room and
thinking of his next step when his phone
beeped again, another message had
“Baba, Slimmy has said we’re going to wait
several metres away from Rushi and block
all entrance to the place” he read the
message from his informant.
“That means he’s trying to lay ambush for
“Yes, he believes that you and the guys
would be coming to Rushi or leaving soon.
He would kill them and leave one alive to
make sure the person leads him to where
the girls are.”
“Hehe…” Kong typed in with a big grin
smiley. “I’m sending my boys to wipe them
out now, shey they are all fourteen.”
“Okay, I’ll send only ten men. Since we
know their plan, we have the advantage.”
“Kong is sending boys to Rushi now, let’s
ignore those ones and go straight to 57,
Rothman’s street where the girls are.
Hadijat’s life means so much to me.”
Slimmy announced loudly. “We’ll call the
police on the way and lure them into
meeting Kong’s boys at Rushi.”
“How far, una don reach there”
“Yes baba, we don reach” One of Kong’s
boys replied at the other end of the line.
“Una see anybody there” Kong asked again.
“We don sight their car but we never see
anybody, I will call you back, we want to
take a closer look at the car”
The call was terminated and Kong paced
around the room, he couldn’t wait for all of
these to be over already. He was still
moving around haphazardly when his phone
“How far” Kong said into the phone with a
lot of uneasiness.
“It’s empty, Kargo’s dead body is right here.
We have been tricked” the guy replied
“You people should retreat back here Asap”
“Errrmm I don’t think that will be possible,
the cops are here, it’s an ambush…” The guy
managed to reply before Kong started
hearing sounds of gunshots on the other end
of the line.
“Shiiiiit” Kong cussed as he quickly ran out
of the room and entered into the living room
where the rest of the boys were.
“You all should arm yourselves right now, I
am sure that Slimmy and Oj are headed in
this direction right this minute” Oj said as he
started loading bullets into his own gun
A group of five men were seen in a very
beautiful mansion, they all sat on a round
table. While some were smoking hemps and
cigarette, some were just drinking alcoholic
wines and whiskeys. The setting of the
house was themed with green, everything
was green except for the ceiling which was
white, they all continued with whatever they
were doing until one of them stood up.
“I swear pon Jah rastafaria me gon make
that guy pay him dues with him blaad” Ace
weaving his dreadlocks around, that was
how he exhibits his anger whenever his
anger was at it’s peak.
“Ace calm down first” Emperor, also a
regional leader and one of the guys sitting
on the roundtable cautioned Ace.
“Whatcu mean calm down home boy,
watchu mean calm down, watta guan” Ace
“My friend calm your nerves and sit your f–
k!ng azz down there” Emperor shouted back
Ace immediately brought out his revolver
and pointed it at Emperor. Emperor stood up
and moved closer to Ace placing the gun on
his own head.
“Shoot me coward, shoot me” Emperor
“Even after five years that both of you had
graduated from university, you both still see
each other as rivals” Cent cuts in as he
stepped in between both of them and
“No mind them jaare, make them they fight
like cat and dog every time we get meeting”
Ghost joked as he stood up and walked to
the fridge to Bring out another bottle of
“Guys can we proceed with the meeting
now” Lexi beckoned on them.
Ace, Emperor, Ghost, Cent and Lexi are the
five regional leaders of the Arch angels,
they controlled the major affairs of the
fraternity while Lexi acts as the leader of
the five, the staff of leadership was always
been rotated among the five of them. Host
was supposed to be the next capon to join
the regional leaders but unfortunately he
couldn’t live long enough, Slimmy has also
been considered to have the attributes
needed to be a regional leader but Ace who
has always seen Slimmy as the younger
version of Emperor had opposed the notion
right from the start, Emperor who has grown
to like Slimmy so much because he
reminded him of his dealings when he was
also a capon, a co-capon actually.
Emperor and Ace used to be best friends
when they both were freshers in the
university but their friendship faded away in
the quest for power, Ace saw Emperor as a
major threat to him being the Capon while
Emperor hated Ace due to his thirst for
blood and his trigger happy life style, Ace
was always ready to kill anyone and
anything blocking his part, rumours had it
that he killed his parents by himself just to
prove to people how heartless he is. Despite
all his ruggedity and crazy lifestyle, there
was only one person that was never and will
never be afraid of him, Emperor. After long
fights about who was going to be made
Capon between the two of them, a
compromise was reached that both of them
should be made Co-capons..
“Strong men, what do we say we do about
this Slimmy’s issue” Lexi asked.
“I’ll say we give him more time, say like a
week at least” Emperor said.
“And if at the end of next week, he still
refuse to pay his dues and still relates with
enemy gang” Ghost asked as he puffed
some smoke into the air.
“Then we cut his wings, strip him of being
an angel and kill him” Cent replied with all
“Sounds fair” Lexi replied.
“When the time comes to kill him, I will like
to lead that attack” Ace said as he stared
straight into Emperor’s eyes.
“Granted” Lexi replied Ace.
Kong alongside some boys barged into the
room where Halimat and Hadijat were being
held, they loosed the ropes that was used in
tying them and they marched them forward
to the living room. Everyone in the living
room were armed to the teeth except for
Halimat and Hadijat who were made to sit
on the two sitter couch, they had no idea
what was happening but they knew
whatever was about to go down is not
favourable to the boys in the room as they
all had unhappy looks on their faces.
“Do not let them out of sight until you get a
go ahead from me and if in any case you
think I have been taken down, Killed them
both” Kong paused and stared into Hadijat’s
frightened face and smiled “Kill this one
first” he ordered as he kept on stroking
Hadijat’s hair with his gun.
They all went outside immediately leaving
only one of the boys with Halimat and
Hadijat that has been tied together again.
No sooner than they all stepped outside
they saw Slimmy and Oj’s car approaching.