Kwame Mainu’s spouse, Comfort, had left him 9 years earlier than, however since assembly once more final 12 months, hopes of a reconciliation had been cultivated. At the identical time, he was involved that his previous antagonist, Peter Sarpong, had been launched from jail within the UK and returned to Ghana, the place he gave the impression to be intent on reactivating the Kumasi medicine cartel. Kwame wanted Comfort to assist discover out extra about Peter’s actions however he additionally feared she would possibly fall for Peter’s undoubted attraction. Comfort assured Kwame that she had no intention of turning into romantically concerned with Peter, and she or he would inform him about their intimate dinner at Rose’s Tavern.
Comfort realized that Peter had traced her by means of her driver, Kofi Adjare, who had been employed by the Shoe Queen, Mama Kate, till her demise a number of months in the past. ‘That’s how I acquired a dinner date,’ she mentioned.
‘Did you inform him I used to be right here once more?’
‘Oh no, he did not wish to speak about you.’
‘What did he speak about?
‘Do you actually wish to know?’
‘Yes, I do.’
‘Well, he instructed me how a lot he had all the time admired me; how he used to remorse that I used to be already married; how he felt that his luck had modified when he discovered me right here dwelling alone, and much extra stuff like that.’
‘Do you assume that he was being trustworthy or making an attempt to befriend you for one more function?’
‘You know Peter; he has a minimum of two faces.’
Kwame felt little reassurance however struggled to maintain his thoughts working objectively, ‘I do not suppose he mentioned something about medicine or being imprisoned,’ he mentioned glumly.
‘That’s proper, nothing about these issues.’
‘So he gave you no trace about beginning his previous work once more?’
‘But Janet instructed me that he was making an attempt to recruit individuals to be couriers flying to London.’
‘So what’s this about you and Janet?’
‘She knocked at my door yesterday morning. I hadn’t seen her since final 12 months if you despatched her to me.’
‘Lower your chest, Kwame Mainu; cannot you see I’m solely teasing?’
‘About Peter too?’
‘Especially about Peter.’
Kwame tried to analyze the state of affairs, ‘It appears Peter has returned to his previous methods however does not need you to know. Will Bra Yaw and Kofi Boateng be persuaded to affix him. You instructed me final 12 months that his uncle was near the Lebanese; is Peter working with them now, making an attempt to reorganize the visitors to the UK? How can we discover out?’ Kwame did not actually wish to hear the reply to the final query.
‘Do you need me to see him once more?’
‘No I do not.’
‘Oh Kwame, I haven’t got any emotions for him! I simply wish to discover out extra about his felony actions.’
‘I believe it is too harmful. Leave it to professionals like Auntie Rose.’
‘Auntie Rose is not round simply now.’
‘Then simply depart it alone.’
‘What ought to I do if he asks to see me once more?’
‘Think of an excuse to place him off.’