“My lord, barrister clement started. This case as convincing as it might look is a mere case of slander against my client. 1. The case holds no water as contrary to their claims that my client shot and killed his wife, there is no autopsy report to back that claim. Infact the body of the victim is nowhere to be found. 2. My client, Mr Olundare Jacobs, after thorough scrutiny by members of his community was chosen along with few men in his community to save lives. He is a member of the vigilante group in his community so i see no reason why he should take the life of his wife. Homicide is a very strong accusation and i dont expect the testimony of one man to hold weight. I hereby pray this court to strike out this case in the name of justice” he concluded his statement.
“once a joker, always a joker” Barrister Briggs muttered under his breathe. He doesn’t have time to show his swagg, he just had to make sure his daughter’s killer was sent behind bars else he would have showed Barrister clement that the SAN at the end of his name isn’t just a mere fuss.
“can we have the first witness please” justice okoro spoke to Barrister Briggs.
“The first witness is Paul Adeyemi. If you are here please come forward” Barrister briggs called him forward. A youngman in the same age bracket as jacobs stood up. He was also very dark. It seems as if his occupation made him stand under the scorching sun everyday. He was tall and well built. ***************************
[b]15th August 2013[/b] Lagos State ministry of information and communication organized a dinner night. Mrs. Grace Jacobs being a fluent speaker of english was chosen to be the anchor of the programme. As early as 3:00pm that day, she was already dressed up and was about to go to the event when her husband, Olundare Jacobs came in. Jacobs has been unlucky as a retrenchment programme of the state government had caught up with him. Since then, he had failed to find himself a job so he was always at home, coupled with the fact that he had become a vigilante.
“Miss universe. Jacobs complemented his wife and she just smiled. Where are you going dressed like this?”
“Darling, you remember that dinner night i told you about? She paused, waiting for an answer. Jacobs nodded his head to signify that he remembered. The dinner night is slated for today”. She concluded.
“Thought you just called it a dinner night, what kind of dinner night starts by 3:00pm” he asked, looking at his wrist watch.
“You know this is my first time of anchoring this kind of event, the chairman of the central planning committee requested that i should be there by 3:00pm so he can fill me in on how to proceed with the event. I’m even late” she narrated.
“so i guess i will just be the only one in this house. Just make sure you dont move your lips in those your Sekxy manner, those men can be funny atimes”
“i promise, i wont even smile” she said and laughed away.
[b]10:20PM THAT SAME DAY[/b] Grace walked into the house tired. The dinner night was a huge success and everybody attributed the success to her. She even switched off her phone when the congratulatory calls where getting too much. She trew her bag on the couch and was about going into the bedroom when the voice of her husband startled her. “Where are you coming from?” he asked. She switched on the light to behold her husband holding a gun. She was shocked but then, she remembered that armed robbers had been giving them sleepless nights in the street so she thought her husband being a vigilante had chased armed robbers that day.
“what are you talking about? I told you i was attending a dinner night”
“Dinner night!! So which of the directors did you sleep with or was it the commisioner himself?” Jacobs accused.
“I dont have time for this, am very tired” grace said and was about going into the bedroom when her husband spoke. “Dont even take another step”. She turned back and saw her husband pointing a gun at her. She was shocked. Her husband had never laid a finger on her not to talk of pointing a gun at her. Yes he had lost his Job but that doesn’t mean he has lost his mind.
“I was in that establishment before you. I know how it is done. Those big men choose people to spend the night with. I gave you the benefit of doubt but you failed me”
What are you talking about, i never slept with anyone” Grace shouted.
“Put the gun down” a voice spoke. They both turned their heads and saw Paul Adeyemi, pointing a gun at Jacobs.
“We can settle this without…. Kpaa” Grace was trying to complete her statement but she was shot. She fell down to the ground.