Fiction

FRIEND OR FOE: EPISODE 14

Immediately I fainted, Peter left his grip on the doctor and they both rushed to me in an effort to revive me.

I later regained consciousness about an hour later only to find Tobi and Temi by my side.

“She’s awake! thank God” they all chorused while I helped myself into a sitting position on the bed.

“Babe, we heard what happened oh, please accept our condolences” said Temi as she drew closer with sympathy written all over her face.

“Na so this girl kill this boy? she no try at all!!” Tobi cursed, her lips snarled with rage at Folake.

“I don’t even know what to say, everything just happened so fast. One minute he was alive, but now, where’s he?” I cried as I broke down in tears.

Just then Peter entered the ward.

“Good morning ladies” he greeted

“There is nothing good about the morning” they both replied, while he resigned to a sigh.

The doctor came in that moment.

“Please, I would like to see Bewaji and Peter in my office now” The doctor ordered as he made to leave.

I slowly stood up from the bed, being helped by Peter as we made our way to his office leaving Temi and Tobi behind.

We got to his office and opened the door without even knocking.

“Please have a seat” the doctor ushered us to a leather chair in front of his desk and we sat down quietly.

“Doctor, please tell us what killed my friend,we haven’t even been briefed yet about his death” Peter exclaimed.

“Well, it’s a really hard case. I wasn’t so sure until I asked the laboratory attendant to repeat the tests over and over again” the doctor calmly explained removing his glasses from his eyes as he rested his back on his chair.

“Do what test again doctor” I asked in fear.

“We weren’t really sure, but we repeated the test twice and it confirmed our fears” he muttered.

“Doctor, talk to us, what were the outcome of the tests?!!” Peter anxiously asked.

“In the test results we found tangible amounts of anticoagulants and metallic phosphide in his cardiovascular system and blood stream” the doctor disclosed.

“Doctor, English please!!” Peter asked impatiently, but I sat there as a medical student, I totally understood what the doctor said, but I wanted him to confirm it with his mouth.

“Somebody tried to kill your friend with Rat Poison!!” the Doctor finally announced.

“Doctor what do you mean someone killed my friend with rat poison when he’s not the one spreading Lassa Fever” Peter asked.

“You see, the test results shows that he took in quite a huge amount of rat poison ” The doctor explained.

“Doctor, please I don’t get you, explain to us” i begged him.

“My dear” the doctor began, “what I’m trying to say is that, the amount of rat poison he ingested was too much and in quantities which we cannot just refer as merely a mistake or an accident. I think it was intentional or he was poisoned by someone. Anyway, his body has been taken to the morgue. You can see him if you like” The doctor finally analyzed.

I didn’t have the morale to see a dead body that morning, so I just stood up and made to leave, while Peter followed suit.

We got to the ward where I was admitted recently and found Temi and Tobi patiently waiting for us.

“Has the police been informed about Tunde’s murder?” Temi quickly asked when I got closer to her.

I shook my head.

“The police should be informed and start working on this case as soon as possible, my brother, David is a senior detective at the force head quarters, I think I should inform him so that he would commence his investigations as soon as possible and bring Folake to book immediately” Temi volunteered while we all nodded our heads in agreement to what she said.

Detective David arrived half an hour later at the hospital. David a young man in his early thirties (30’s), with a dark skin although not too short neither was he tall, he was just normal, as I would describe him.

We briefed him about Tunde’s death and the culprit who was behind all of it.

He swore to swing into action immediately and bring to book whoever was responsible for Tunde’s death.

Before he left,he also collected the Doctor’s report and some other valuable reports and information that will guide him in the investigation.

What will be Folake’s fate at the end of the Investigation?

Episode 15 comes up next…

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