Also Read: Spiderman is the worst SuperheroSUPERINTENDENT LAGATO late-50s, fit, energetic, honourable, married. Lagato is a just man with a strong reputation for doing the right thing. Joined the Nigeria Police Force as a recruit but has steadily worked his way up the ranks through sheer hard work and producing results. Considered to be ‘old-school’ in nature, Lagato is a reminder of the glorious era of the police force. As times have moved on and a new breed of graduate officers are storming up the ranks, Lagato has opted to retire and spend more time with his family, having met the required number of years to collect his pension. This robbery is to be his last case. EMOMOTIMI JOMOH Mid-30s, Ijaw boy to the fullest, cool-headed, reactionary. He believes in the struggle of his people but is level-headed enough to realise there is a price that must be paid. He can be described as a rebel with a heart. He sees a lot but says very little. And when he speaks, people listen because what he says makes utter sense. DEJI FOLAWE Early-30s, banker, corporate, good-looking, suave, club-boy. He likes the good life, drinks, women, party… but realises he is going to have to tone down that lifestyle due to his impending marital status. He is engaged to be married to the daughter of the MD of the bank he works in. It will be a great union for him and his career. OSAGYE EDUN Late-30s, desktop publishing entrepreneur, married with pregnant wife and a daughter. A loyal man, Osagye dotes on his family and wants to do right by them. But his business goes through a bad spell and he finds himself in debt to a local loan shark. In order to get himself out of strife and safeguard the well-being of his family, Osagye has to carry out an illegal job for the loan shark in order to settle his debt. HASSAN BRAIMOH Early-20s, simple, humble, poor, student, artist. Hassan is passionate about one thing only – his artwork. When his school, Kaduna Polytechnic embarks on a lecturers strike, Hassan heads to Lagos where he resides with a relative in the Lagoon shantytown Makoko. Hassan is desperate to do well in life, especially in his talent as an artist. It is a desperation that will lead him to make a grave error that puts him in the wrong place at the wrong time. SENATOR BAMISAIYE Late-70s, retired Senator, affluent, influential, no-nonsense attitude, impatient, arrogant, totally head-over-heels in love with his young, trophy wife. With his children having grown up and left the nest, his former wife dead, Bamisaiye’s life is built around his new young, wife. His love for her borders on obsession. He will do anything to protect her or to maintain her, including bending the law to suit his own purpose. He simply cannot imagine his life without her in it. TEMILADE BAMISAIYE Late-20s, drop-dead gorgeous, fashionista, cunny, smart, Senator Bamisaiye’s trophy wife. She married the Senator for one thing only – his money and affluence. With an almost 50 year age gap between her and her husband, they have little or nothing in common. Neither can the Senator satisfy Temi’s physical needs, hence she has a lover on the outside who tends to that part of her being. To keep her busy, she owns a boutique in Ikeja Shopping Mall but often uses the business as a cover just to get out of the house and away from the Senator. It is on one of these escapades that Temi’s sets in motion an action that will have a major impact on all concerned. RAYO BAMISAIYE Mid-30s, posh, well-to-do, intuitive, Senator’s son and P.A. Rayo has smelt a rat ever since Temilade arrived on the scene and married his father the Senator. He has kept an eye on her, knowing that one day she will play her hand. Meanwhile he treads carefully, knowing that the Senator is not amenable to hearing anything negative about his beloved Temi. SUPERINTENDENT ITIRE Mid-30s, attractive, ambitious, career female police-officer. Newly appointed to command the Area ‘F’, Itire aims to go all the way to the top in the police force. Armed with a Masters degree in International Law, she is the new face of policing in Nigeria. As much as she has profound regard for Lagato, she believes he is archaic and should hence step aside for the new generation of police officers, of which she is the flag-bearer. JONJO Early-30s, jovial, full of anecdotes, jack-of-all-trades, police detainee, under charges of rape, although he insists he was innocently set-up. Having been detained for months already, he knows the goings-on at the station. He makes it his business to keep his ear to the ground and is therefore an immensely useful source of information. A former deportee from the States, Jonjo is forever hopeful of being acquitted and discharged. DETECTIVE DARE LATE-30’s, well-mannered, funny, popular, astute. He loves following up leads and is a good investigator. Albeit a mid-ranking officer, he is at ease with the rank and file of his unit, forever regaling them with jokes and stories. DETECTIVE BADMUS Early-40s, hard man, brutal, enforcer. Badmus is based at Police State HQ but is despatched to Area ‘F’ to merely observe the interrogation of suspects. A former ally of Senator Bamisaiye, he feels duty-bound to squeeze a confession out of the suspects. He is 100% certain of their guilt and prepared to go to any lengths, including torture, to make the suspects confess. SEARGENT IBRAHIM MID-40s, Desk/Duty Sergeant, blunt, hates stress, verbally abusive to detainees, believes everyone is guilty until proven innocent. CORPORAL OKON Early-40s, based at the station, simply follows orders. MESSI Late-30s, local Ikeja loan shark/black marketer and enforcer. He always collects on his debtors or gets his debtors to pay via illegal services.
UFOMA NWOSUEarly-30s, plain, plump, orobo-in-size, wealthy background, Deji’s fiancée. Although from an affluent Igbo background, Yewande is plagued with self-insecurities, especially when it comes to her weight and avaerage appearance. She is determined to get married to Deji, and does not want anything to mess up the arrangements for the wedding taking place the approaching weekend. CHUKS Mid-30s, banker, corporate, club-boy, best friend, colleague and partner-in-crime to Deji Folawe. Chuks works at the same bank as Deji and they tend to hang out socially. It is Chuks who entices Deji into having a fling at his Bachelor Eve’s party, which in turn lands Deji in the wrong place at the wrong time. ALERO Early-30s, pregnant wife to Osagye, mother to Agogo. Strives for a better standard of living for her family, even if it means relocating outside Nigeria. AGOGO 2 years old, daughter of Osagye and Alero, quite bright and boisterous, outspoken and inquisitive, possesses a certain charming appeal which others are impressed by. POLICE COMMISSIONER Early-60s, state police commissioner, wants to maintain the status quo, does not want the applecart turned over. Insists to Lagato that he wraps up the case imminently. Mr. DANIEL Late-40s, advertising exec, honest, lover of art, ready to put himself in the firing line if it means he is telling the truth. MADAM DANIEL mid-40s, wife to Mr. Daniel. Good Samaritan. BABE 16 years old, but way mature and wild than her years. Middle-class background, private boarding school, but loves to sneak out of the campus to attend nightclubs and hang with older men. Cheap thrills is her name of the game. RECHARGE CARD GIRL 21 years old, barely literate, flirty, sells recharge cards across the road from Jonjo’s house. MAMA Late-50s, mother of recharge card girl, local but fiery woman. ARTIST Early-20s, uneducated but highly talented at landscape portraits, lives in the shantytown Makoko. ITALIAN Mid-50’s, Italian expatriate, oil worker, kidnapped and held for rasnsom in the creeks. DANFO DRIVER 40s, very dodgy, sinister, ploughs the streets of Lagos at night looking for potential victims. BUS CONDUCTOR Early 20s, apprentice/collaborator to Danfo Driver. TAXI DRIVER 40s, suffers a vehicular breakdown at the worst possible time in the worst possible location. THUG Late-20s, runs a ring of thugs who prey on vehicles that break down on Third Mainland Bridge at night. LOVERMAN Mid-30’s, pretty-boy, Temi’s secret lover. Uses his good looks to best possible use at snaring Temi into being his lover.
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