Cracked Sources (B01 E13)

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    Mark walked into his office and saw his father seated.

    "You're back father. Welcome." He grudgingly greeted the old man.

    "Thank you, son." Mr. Akin cleared his throat as he awaited his son's obvious next question.

    "Why you not home resting from your trip?"

    "I'll rest when my life's works aren't being threatened any longer." Akin scoffed. Mark stared blankly at his father, awaiting an explanation.

    "I'm stepping in as temporary CEO, till the Crescent case is dead and buried. You've only succeeded in awakening a mighty sleeping dog I fear is above your power,"

    "To hell with that father. You and I both know you've never been happy about handing this seat to me," Mark pointed at the executive chair of CEO on which his father sat.

    Mr. Akin laughed at his son's display of childish tantrum.

    "No one's getting rid of you, son, but if you want to talk about getting rid of, fine. The law is going to find you, and you're going to end up in jail, if you don't swallow your ego and listen to me. We're at war."

    Mark snapped and walked out on his father, he ignored his call to return. He bumped into Andrew at the exit, and his mind went straight to Anna. He used the element of surprise to pin Andrew to the wall close to the door. "If you touch Anna again, I swear to God I'll kill you." He walked out of the office.

    "I do not even want to know what that was all about," Mr. Akin said to Andrew.

    "Never mind. Welcome Sir." Andrew still held a tint of anger in his voice for what Mark just did to him.

    "Thank you Andrew. I called you here to let you in on personal secrets of my family. It's about Mark and I."

    "I'm listening Sir."

    "It all starts and end with this Crescent Housing case..."


    "I think I know who stole the money," Mr. Sanni said as he entered Patrick's office

    "Who? Why aren't you screaming the person's name already?" Patrick asked puzzled.

    "It's Mark, your CEO. Now tell me, how do we scream that to the world?" Mr. Sanni replied.

    Patrick looked dumbfounded.


    Mr. Akin began to narrate. He told Andrew of how he illegally put Mark, who still in school at that time was unqualified to act as a lawyer, to be a part of the firm's representative on the case. Mark was replacing Mr. Sanni who was on leave, and was supposed to represent him but he was away on family business, leaving Mark as the mouth piece of the CEO at that time. According to him, Mark disappointed him, by going into a shady deal with the account officer of Crescent Housing to hide the missing N935,870,000 from the court, and reduce the settlement offer to the prosecution. He then said that at that time it sounded as a good plan to Mark, up until the account officer disappeared with the money, all he's been trying to do ever since then has been to protect his only son from the weight of the law which he swore to uphold. Different sacrifices, ranging from blackmailing the internal auditor of Crescent Housing to cover up all the mess, to making Mark CEO at an early age to give him better standing in the society.

    "As it has gotten to this stage, I know my son is supposed to go to prison, but he won't, because the only evidence that can implicate him is safely tucked away, under my orders," He said, drawing Andrew's attention to the details at this point.

    "All I want from you Andrew my boy, is your support, for me to ascend back as CEO when the time comes. If all goes according to my plan, this seat will be vacant soon, and I need to be reinstated by Senior Circle members because I know the board of directors will jump on any opportunity to kick me out,"

    "That's not a problem at all Sir. You can count on me to get you all the support you need."

    Mr. Akin never doubted Andrew's resolve to stand by him, he loved him like a son and he trusted he'd always do the needful to salvage his honour.
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  • Talius Dike: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 at 06:00:00
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  • Oh.. Now, the story is gradually shaping up.

    - konphido: 28 June 2017 at 21:39 (delete)

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