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Must Read: Adventures of Yejide
 - Season 1 - Episode 3
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As Yejide got the address of the police
station, she dashed out of the house carrying
her small handbag along. She got to the bus
stop, asked a motorcycle rider for a ride to
the police station, mentioning the address to
him. She sat at the back of the motorcycle,
gripping the rider’s waist for support as he
drove off. On the way to the station, she kept
quiet hoping that there wouldn’t be so much
to deal with when she got there. She glanced
at her phone, checking the time but as soon
as she was about to drop it back into her
handbag, the rider spoke out;
“Aunty, if you like your phone, abeg no bring
am out. Dem dey steal for here.”
“Oh okay, thank you,” Yejide replied.



A few minutes later, the rider stopped at the
green and yellow gate, letting Yejide know
that they had reached her destination. She
brought out a two hundred naira note and
handed it to him before going in through the
gate. As she walked past the security post
and into the building, she got to the front
desk and asked about her friend, Dupe. One of
the policemen who sat at the desk looking
like a frustrated man stood up and tried to
get some information from Yejide before
going out of sight, keeping Yejide on hold.
She looked around the building and only one
thing crossed her mind. I hope Dupe is fine.
After about five minutes, the same policeman
came out from somewhere and asked Yejide
to follow him. She nodded and walked behind
him all the way to the front of a door. The
policeman knocked, opening the door for


Yejide to go in. He told her that she was
going to meet the inspector general. Yeijde
walked into the small office with wall
paintings and decorations on the wall. To her
left was the Nigerian flag and to her right
were the pictures of Nigerian leaders. The
office was neatly arranged unlike the entrance
and reception area that looked like the
building was many years old. She looked at
the man who looked like he was in his late
forties and greeted him before she was asked
to take a seat. As she sat, the man asked
Yejide a few questions about Dupe and how
she came to know her. She explained to him
that Dupe was her long time friend and
pleaded for her freedom. Surprisingly, the
man didn’t argue or give a bony face like he
wasn’t ready to hear Yejide out, instead, he
said she was going to be free but she had to
pay for her freedom. He said that Dupe and
the rest who were arrested were charged for
prostitution as they were referred to as public
nuisance according to the people who lived in
the area they got arrested. He let her know
that it wasn’t the first time and even though
they had previously been warned, they
stubbornly headed back to that area causing
chaos for the locals there. Yejide couldn’t say
anything but plead on behalf of her friend.
She said she was struggling and didn’t have
enough money to bond her out. The inspector
general told Yejide that there was nothing he
could do than for her to bond her friend out
of jail or let her stay in jail for twelve weeks
as the judgment had been passed down. She
asked for the amount and the inspector
general handed her a note with thirty
thousand naira written on it. She looked at
the note and couldn’t help but gulp. Where
was she going to get thirty thousand naira?
The only money she had left was about ten
thousand naira after she had paid her rent
and got robbed by the same person that paid
to sleep with her. She looked at the note
frustrated because she knew that the money
would not even be a problem for some people
but here she was struggling to produce thirty
thousand naira. The man looked at Yejide
and told her that she could come back for her
friend when she had the complete money to
bond her out. She asked if she could at least
see her friend and when she was given the
permission to, her lips formed a little smile.





The inspector general dialed a number on his
landline and asked for one of the policemen.
Not long after the call, one came into the
office and was instructed to show Yejide her
friend. She stood up and left the office with
the policeman who took her to an empty
room that had just a bench, where she was
asked to wait. She told the policeman the
name of her friend before he left the room
with Yejide staring at the note that had the
amount of money printed out. In less than
two minutes, Dupe walked in with the
policeman who signaled to Yejide that she
had five minutes to talk to her friend. The two
friends hugged each other as they sat down
to talk.

“I was hoping you were okay. I hope say dey
no beat you sha. Wetin happun Dupe?” Yejide
asked, with worry written all over her face.
“I dey okay. Yejide, you no go believe wetin
happun oo….” Dupe replied but glanced at the
policeman who stood at the door staring at
both of them before continuing in a whisper.
“I was just at our usual spot oo and this car
drove up in front of me. As I was negotiating
with the man who was going to be one of my
clients that night, I heard people shouting
‘police’. The man in the car didn’t even
consider letting me into his car. He just drove
off leaving me in confusion. I say okay na. I
started running when I saw some girls
running in my direction. Some of them sef
had already removed their heels. But many of
us were not fast enough because the
policemen caught up with us. That’s why I’m
here today oo Yeji.”


Immediately, Dupe finished narrating, the
policeman called out to both of them saying;
“Your five minutes don pass oo.”
“Abeg oga, another five minutes.”
“Make una do joor.”
Yejide looked back at her friend as they
continued their conversation. She told Dupe
about the sum of money needed to bond her
out. Dupe could do nothing but exclaim at
the price. She apologized to Yejide for making
her go through all the stress but that wasn’t
Yejide’s problem as she was willing to help
get her friend out of jail. They both discussed
how they would come about the total sum.


Yejide told Dupe about the money she had
with her and how she planned on getting the
rest. She had mentioned in a very low tone
that she would go out for business, that night
but in a different area in order to find a client
that she could get the rest of the money from.

Even though Dupe had also told her about
the money she possessed, it wasn’t enough to
complete the remaining amount needed. Dupe
thanked her friend as they both hugged each
other before the policeman told Dupe that it
was time to get back into her cell. Yejide had
also apologized to Dupe for not bringing food
because she had left the house in a hurry
upon hearing her arrest. Dupe smiled and
said it was okay that she wasn’t hungry even
though deep down her tummy grumbled like
someone that hadn’t eaten in a month. As
Yejide was about leaving, the policeman
called her back and said; “You no fit settle
pesin. Shaybi I give una extra five minutes.



You no fit ask oga, you don chop today?”
Yejide heard this and instantly got irritated
but she tried hiding it since her friend was
still in their custody. She only told the
policeman that she had no money except the
one for her transportation. The policeman got
angry and dismissed Yejide in a very irritated
mood. Yejide could only wonder how much he
was also suffering that he could stoop so low
to ask for bribe from someone like her. She
left the police station and took a motorcycle
back home.

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