Kwame Mainu from Warwick College in England had come to Kumasi College in Ghana in 1996 to assist run a brief course on computing for small enterprises. The hyperlink between the 2 universities had been stricken by a Kumasi-based medicine cartel profiting from Ghanaian lecturers flying to the UK to recruit couriers. Kwame hoped that with assist from his estranged spouse, Consolation, nonetheless residing in Kumasi, the cartel’s operations had stopped, however they feared a revival. Suspicions have been aroused when an enterprise referred to as Sika Ye Na (Cash is Scarce) utilized to attend the brief course. Sika Ye Na was identified to have contacts with Hanabis, the Lebanese firm behind the medicine cartel. So an spy, Tam Gordon, had been despatched from Britain, posing as a member of Kwame’s group.
Tam was an previous Ghana hand and spoke the native dialect, Twi. He was blissful to accompany Kwame to Consolation’s home and revel in Ghanaian food and drinks. They wanted to ask Consolation if she knew something about Cecilia Obeng-Mensah, the proprietor of Sika Ye Na Enterprise. Consolation welcomed her guests and requested what she might do for them, and Tam’s first request was for a glass of Grunshie pito, a beer brewed in Navrongo within the Higher East Area within the far north of Ghana.
Consolation returned with Tam’s glass crammed to the brim and laughed as he struggled to decrease the extent with out inflicting a spill. ‘What reaches on two?’ she requested in Twi. ‘Secondly, we wish to ask you if you realize a girl referred to as Cecilia Obeng-Mensah?’
‘Cessie!’ cried Consolation, ‘I’ve identified her for a very long time.’
‘Is she related to the Lebanese?’ Kwame requested.
‘She was Suleiman Hannah’s girlfriend for a few years; she even hints the affair is just not over. She’s very stunning.’
‘What does she do?’ requested Tam.
‘She has her personal enterprise, I believe.’
‘What kind of enterprise?’
‘I am unsure, I by no means requested her – she’s not in footwear.’
For the following half hour the disposal of the fufu dinner took priority. It was after they have been sitting and digesting with suitably stimulating drinks that Consolation’s curiosity might not be constrained and she or he requested, ‘What has Cessie accomplished to excite a lot curiosity?’
‘She utilized to return on our coaching course,’ Kwame stated.
‘However she’s not an engineer; so far as I do know.’
‘No this course is on computerised accounting and job costing.’
‘So she’s in your course – she have to be fashionable with the lads!’
‘No, she did not register on Sunday with the others and we have not seen her since.’
‘Do you occur to know what Cecilia’s father does?’ Tam requested Consolation. ‘Sure, he is a pastor,’ she replied, ‘We used to joke a few pastor’s daughter being a Muslim man’s mistress.’
‘Is the daddy with the Pentecostal church?’
‘Sure, I consider so; Afriyie instructed me she had met him as soon as in Coventry.’
‘Then it seems to be as if all our speculations are right,’ stated Tam, taking one other lengthy pull on his beloved pito.
Source by John Powell
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