CASE 5 – I NEED TO MEET, I CAN’T TALK HERE (BSS)
“Hold on, Sybil!” Toya snapped. “Oh no. It’s child abuse. Her husband is touching the baby.”
Sybil gasped. “What?”
Dear BSS Crew. I can’t talk and I can’t write, please can we meet. My husband is having sex with my ten-year-old daughter and I don’t know what to do. Please call this number and I will meet you anywhere.
Abigail exhaled noisily. “Dear God! Does this really happen?”
“At least, this woman is accepting this is happening.” Sybil sighed. “Look at all the women in the news who pretend as if they don’t know, just to keep their marriage.”
Toya dug her hands in her hair and screeched. “Ah! I can’t take it. Someone call her, please.”
Abigail sighed. “Calm down. She’s going crazy about it, you can’t help if you are too.”
“My niece is ten! Ah, I just can’t.” Toya screamed. “Can’t.”
“There’s no way we all can meet her. We live in different cities,” Abigail said.
“Countries,” Sybil said.
Abigail scrolled down her screen. “She doesn’t say where she is. Just the number. It’s an MTN number.”
“That means I can definitely not meet her.” Sybil sighed.
“I don’t think any of us can.” Abigail clasped her hands. “A video conference call? WhatsApp can do up to four for us all.”
“That’s a great idea.” Toya wiped tears off her eyes.
Abigail looked at the ladies through her screen. “But first, any verdict for this case?”
“She needs to report him and leave him. He’s an animal and should go to jail!” Toya cried.
“We can definitely get to that.” Sybil started to pace. “Ah, my Jimmy will cut his dick off!”
“It’s an appropriate punishment.”
“We can pay for it if she can’t afford one.”
“Hmm, what else? She has to leave him.”
“What if she refuses to? I mean, it could be a weakness.”
“Weakness, my foot!”
“He needs help too. His own daughter.”
“That’s incest right there, punishable by death in Nigeria.”
“Is it? Really?”
“I don’t know. And I don’t care.”
“Well, let’s call her. Voice first. We disconnect here?”
“Yeah. Hang up.”
CASE 6 – I NEED TO MEET, I CAN’T TALK HERE (THE CALL)
“Thank goodness you called. I thought you wouldn’t. Where can we meet? Please. With all of you.”