COMPULSORY MARRIAGE: Season 2 Episode 11 – 20

Compulsory Marriage

Season 2 Episode 11

They gave their consent quite alright but not total commitment into the relationship but I
guess it was because of what I did earlier which I believe will fade away over time.
Me: so, what did you discuss with my mum on phone?
Biola: why do you want to know?
Me: Am your husband of course and I need to know everything
Biola: Husband ko, Husband ni? U don pay for my dowry? Wait till after 5weeks before saying
Me: So, you wont tell me abi?
Biola: I wont oo…its mother’s and daughter’s talk or did I ask you what you discussed with
them too?
We turned it to joke and played with it, I tried to
find out what she discussed with my mum but she didn’t tell me despite pleading with her at
a stage. We shifted discussion to plan for the wedding, how the day was going to look like,
the financial implication, the guests and all the necessary things needed for that day. We
started making list of what we would require for the day and we renewed our vow all over again.
Wedding preparation was in top gear; virtually everybody in my office was aware of my
engagement even though our plan was a low key engagement because of what happened
earlier. We were both happy that finally our dream was coming through. Biola was
virtually the happiest person on earth during this period as I had never seen her so happy
like that before.
We already delivered all the content of the list
they gave us from Biola’s house, even though
most of the things they requested for was on
a high side, we were able to beat it down. The most surprising thing out of it all was when Biola’s dad said he was not going to collect
the bride price from me as he was not selling his daughter to me.

The wedding day was already here; all the preparation was from my parents’ house. We
left as early as 8am as the program was supposed to start by 10am. We got there by
past 9am and it was even a surprise that Biola’s dad was not fully dressed. My parents
and I went through the back door to greet Biola’s parents and most especially her
grandma who made the day possible for us…..
Biola’s Mum: Oko Iyawo
Me: Yes mummy
Biola’s Mum: Congratulations…your mind is at rest now abi, your wife is finally coming home to you
Me: All thanks to you Ma…May God continue to bless you for us Ma
Biola’s Mum: Amen Dear…your wife is inside oo, they are still dressing up, will you go in to see her?
Me: No need Ma, she will still come out ma
Biola’s Mum: Abi ooo..have you seen Daddy?
Me: Yes Ma..i saw him on our way coming in now
Biola’s Mum: okay.

It was a great engagement as we seriously enjoyed ourselves unlike what happened
between me and Mary, my dad and Biola’s dad later calmed down and I was surprised that
Biola’s dad knew how to dance that much.
What we thought was going to be a small engagement later turned out to be a large one
as people were much, even those that I never expected would make it that day was present and graced our wedding. It was truly an atmosphere of Joy.
We left with our wife around 6pm to my parents’ house, we got home around seven pm,
some guests that couldn’t make it to my in-law’s house came to greet us at home. I was
seriously tired and had to pull off my agbada and shoe that moment as I was on slippers.

It was around past 8 when I was told some 3 guys were asking of me outside. I went out to
meet them and I was surprised that neither not that I didn’t know any of them but their
mode of dressing didn’t show they came to greet us for the wedding….
Me: Good evening oo
Man: Good evening…..Are you Mr snakie?
Me: may I help you?
Man: We are from the state CID (flashed his ID Card), your presence is needed in our office
Me: For what? What did I do?
Man: Once you get to our office you will know…….
Me: But at least you should tell me my offence
(Raising my voice to call attention)
My Dad: What happened?
Me: They said they are police and am wanted in their office but they wouldn’t tell me my
My Dad: Sorry Officers, what exactly is going you can see, today is his wedding and its not suppose to be spoilt this way, you
should be able to tell us his offence and why he is needed in your office
Second man: Thank You sir, he will know his offence once he get to the office, we are only
respecting him because we see him as a gentle man, we expect him to keep quiet
because whatever he says now will be used against him in the court of law
My Dad: This is serious…which station are you from?
(crowd already gathered around us, I looked into Biola’s face and she was looking confused)
Man: From the state CID can meet us
there sir.
Before I knew what was happening, they already brought hand cuff and put it on my
hand, I was still dragging with them as they put me behind the Honda halla they parked
outside, there was a driver in the car already waiting for them, they didn’t even wait for
other people to meet us outside before they zoomed off……………….

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