They were looking for the mysterious bundle handed over to me by a stranger after midnight. He had told me who suggested my name.
Memories of the past flooded my mind.
"Keep it for the night. No questions would be asked if you lost it. Some are after it, watching my movements."
"It's in the stack of coconut husks in the compound," I told my bewildered visitor in the morning.
All smiles, he thanked me.
He didn't know I was a thief once.