When Kwame Mainu returned to his workplace he discovered a younger man ready for him whom he recognised as one of many technicians from the diesel engine laboratory the place Nelson Evans-Agyei had been on attachment. ‘Oh no, not one other wooden carving,’ groaned Kwame, as he was handed a fertility doll of the kind mass produced for the vacationer commerce in Ehwia and different Ashanti villages. It was carved with a small physique and a giant spherical head within the type of a flat disc, however this one was oil-stained and indented. Kwame puzzled if it nonetheless maintained its supposed magic energy.’Did not the police search your laboratory?’ Kwame requested. ‘They did, and really totally too,’ the younger man replied, ‘however this was present in a storeroom we use in one other constructing. I suppose the police missed the storeroom as a result of no person talked about it to them.’
‘How did it get on this state?”It was discovered beneath an engine once we had been clearing out previous stuff we did not want. Nelson will need to have used a lever to boost the engine and slide the carving beneath. The engine was leaking oil and its weight will need to have indented the wooden.”Thanks for bringing it to me; I’ll report it to the authorities right away.’As soon as once more David Barney was summoned to Kwame’s workplace. He arrived late within the afternoon. ‘What have you ever obtained for me this time?’ he requested, ‘one other elephant?”No, that is known as an akuaba or fertility doll.”Might it’s full of contraband?”That is to your individuals to search out out.”Nelson did not give this one to his girlfriend, Sandra, to cover?”No, he did not need her to get pregnant!’It had been a day of surprises however subsequent morning a fair larger shock awaited Kwame when he reached his workplace. Sitting on his visitor chair together with her voluminous violet sari overflowing on each side was Professor Thomas’s secretary, Mrs Gupta. Kwame greeted his customer, known as for some tea to be introduced, and settled himself behind his desk. It was when Mick introduced within the tea that Kwame realised that he hadn’t seen Sandra Garg for a while and this is likely to be linked to Mrs Gupta’s go to. ‘Have you ever come about Sandra?’ he requested.
‘Sure, she has requested me to let you know that she is taking six months go away.”She ought to have utilized for go away upfront within the normal manner.”Sure, she requested me to apologise on her behalf however she has been known as residence by her father.”Six months! She’s already taken some go away. I doubt if she has that a lot go away because of her. I have to verify.”This might be maternity go away.’So the akuaba had solid her spell despite Nelson’s precautions! Kwame instructed himself that he did not consider in that superstitious stuff however this was a startling coincidence. He struggled to formulate an acceptable response. ‘Are we certain of the info?’ he requested.’Oh sure, it is greater than seven months now and fairly particular.’