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*continues*

As chioma ran out of the station, i threw a look at the officer who was leading me to the cell and pleaded to him.

“please i need just few minutes to talk to my friend” i begged. He hesitated a bit before shrugging in acceptance. Jboy quickly drew close, greeted the young policeman and faced me. His face coloured with emotion as he stared all over me.

“dear me!. Chioma told me of your detention early this morning. C’mon just look at you?” he cried with deep feelings.

“please try and calm chioma down for me. Tell her anything, fabricate any story. Just do your magic for me” i begged nervously.

“chioma isn’t a problem. Of course i’ll talk to her. But my major concern is getting you out of here. What do we do?” he asked seriously.

“you also have to talk to Mary. I can’t believe she went this far just to punish me. We could have settled things without involving the police. I just don’t know. But please find her.” i begged.
All my hopes were now on Jboy.He was the only person capable of helping me out.

“Chioma brought food for you. Let me get it” he murmured with concern.

“d--n! you are wasting time. I don’t need food. Just go find Mary, i don’t want to spend another night here” i shouted, surprising him with my outburst. He shrugged and drew back.

“very well then. I better be on my way” he said with a quick smile.

“chioma is with my phone. Get it from her. I stored Mary’s number with “MARY CHURCH” i added as he quickly left to perform the duty i sent him to do.

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I sat in my cell, anxious and prayerful. I couldn’t wait to leave the God forsaken place. All my hopes were on Jboy’s capabilities. I trusted him with all my heart.
Each time an officer came forward to open the cell, I would stand hopefully, thinking he came for me. But Slowly night crept in, shattering my hopes. I was left with no doubt that i would spend another night in the miserable cell. The revelation left me scared, alarmed and fearful. I thought over many things, I was very hungry. Mosquitoes were everywhere attacking my poor weak body. The smelling cell and weak noises from my cellmates couldn’t allow me think properly. Tears fell from my eyes as I remembered my job. I feared i could lose it if Mary’s issue wasn’t resolved fast. I thought over the senior officer’s demand. One f-----g million Naira.
“were do i get such money?” i wondered. I truly had a lot at stake.

Early the next morning, I was given the same special treatment as of the previous day. I was offered a cold bath and a new underwear.
Minutes later, i was taken to an empty room, close to the reception {office}. Jboy was there waiting for me. I heaved a high of relief and quickly sat next to him.

“it was hard negotiating with Mary. The witch was bent on making you hang because she felt she lost you when she lost the baby. I tried my best, even offered her big money but she refused” he said quietly, dashing my hopes.
“but there is only one solution” he slowly added, stopping as if he was afraid to continue.

“d--n you, spit it out” i urged nervously.

“MARRIAGE. I guess she will melt if you propose or give her a good marriage assurance. She want’s you or nothing.
MARRIAGE my dear friend. MARRIAGE” he slowly announced, while i choked.

To be continued.
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