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The Betrayal Of Trust Episode 9

"just call the guy, he does this kind of odd Jobs. Bodyguard, security, anything .

His name is Joe, he's ex Military " he informed me.
I smiled, fetched a thousand naira note from my pocket and handed to him.
" thanks " I said with appreciation.

Driving out of the police station, I called the man who luckily was close by.

"Drive over to ring road and call me. I'll be waiting for you " Joe said to my delight,
But as I drove towards ring road to meet him, I got a shocking phone call from my gas station manager.
"Oga our tanker is on fire ooo.
 Some guys just came in, attacked us and lit up the tanker "
he poured out, leaving me gasping for air with that shocking revelation.

"what! Fir what!! "
I screamed, totally shocked and angry.

Its hard to believe that the tanker I brought some months back with Tony's help was suddenly attacked and lit up.
I needed no one to tell me that my friend Tony was behind the dastardly act.

" Tony why?  Why my tanker? "
I cried as I slowly realised that perhaps he has determined to finish me off by leaving me totally broke, there by rendering me incapable of sustaining Jenifer.

"Oh no, now I get you bro" I sobbed.
I drove over to Ring road, picked up Joe and
Furiously headed to my gas station.
We discussed the job at hand as I drove.
His answers were cool and encouraging, just like his appearance which was very intimidating.

I cried out in a loud voice on getting to my gas station where my tanker burned uncontrollably.
Fire fighters and my staff were busy, seriously trying to put out the ranging fire.

I almost collapsed, watching an investment that cost me millions of naira burn.
"Oh Tony you will pay for this. You must surely pay " I swore with my heart while tears freely  fell down from my eyes.

"Oga you shouldn't be crying publicly.
At least the gas station isn't affected.
The body of the tanker is still redeemable,
It's just the engine and drivers corner that is on fire " Joe said quietly, trying to calm me.
I simply hissed and eyed him.

The fire was finally extinguished after about twenty five minutes later,
But the level of damage it created was quite shocking.
The tanker was just a shadow of itself and I couldn't get myself to look at it.

After settling my staff and fire fighters who saved the day. I moved out to confront Tony.

I was ready for a show down. The anger in me was capable of killing him or any body that blocked my way.

There wasn't any doubt he hit me where it hurt most.
Of course he was clever going after my tanker,
Something he knew I valued very well.
A business man survives and lives for his business.

Cut the business and the man behind the business is invulnerable to bankruptcy, poverty, hunger and death.

"Hope you have something on you?
 Hope you are armed? "
I asked Joe as I furiously drove to confront Tony.
He looked at me with surprise.
"No sir, I wasn't expecting to start work today " he stammered.
"But you do have a gun? You have weapons? "
 I asked curiously.
" Yes sir. I have a license pistol " he answered carefully.

"Good we are going to get it. So how do we get to your house? "
I asked, stopping my car in a corner.
He breathed deeply and stared at my cold face.

"Oga what are you trying to do? "
 he asked.
"we are going to confront the guy who just burnt my tanker, but first we must go get your gun "
I said seriously.
He shook his head, his face growing pale with worry.

"Sir I'm not an assassin.

I took this job because you wanted a bodyguard " he stammered, while I scoffed.
" I'm not asking you to kill anybody. We are heading to my enemy's house and it's logical as my bodyguard your weapon must be with you to protect me" I answered sharply.
He shrugged with a shoulder.
"Sir seriously with the mood you are in, i fear the worst " he murmured carefully.

"I need the direction to your house " I barked.
"Fine he answered.
Drive on and take right when you get to the junction ahead " he said slowly.
I gave him a searching look, drew back and drove on.

I wasn't going to let Tony destroy me because of a woman.
I had to man up and beat him once again.
I have beaten him before by having Jenifer. If I have to live, I will have to beat him one more time, even at the cost of his life!

Hmmm is no longer a cold war but a physical combat.

To be continued by tomorrow.

Is Emmy right in his assumption that Tony burnt his tanker?

Do you think, Tony did wrong by burning Emmy's tanker?

Is Emmy truly going to kill Tony?

Many questions to ask and to answer..
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