The Jailbird – Part 62

Previous Episode
Next Episode

The Jailbird Episode 62

® 18+ SNVL
© -Agyeman

SLOAN, MENSAH AND KEDEM OFFICES – AFTERNOON

Effe’s office door opens.

Her office is huge, replete with all the modern gadgets that a state-of-the-art office should have.

Her desk is U-shaped, made of polished mahogany.

The view out of the window is an exquisite sight of the beach front.

There is a door that leads to a finely-furnished sleeping quarters.

The sitting area is furnished with the best settees and a mini bar.

Three men walk into her office, sharply-dressed in suits.

They are HAMMOND SLOAN, senior and founding partner, ALBERT MENSAH, partner and JEFF ATAKORA, the Public Prosecutor.

Effe has just landed that morning. She had cancelled her participation at the seminar and arrived in Accra.

During the night, she had forced herself to follow the terrible news feed about Chris Bawa.

It is now an international viral news item.

The Beast has fed, and suddenly everybody is in arms.

From the clergy to the judiciary to the ordinary man on the street, the cry is the same: Chris Bawa, The Beast, should be punished to the most rigorous extends of the law possible.

She has finished mourning Chris, and the only feeling she has left is a hatred so strong that it threatens to suffocate her.

She is dressed in a beautiful black dress as she gets up to meet them. She ushers them to the sitting area and sits down primly.

EFFE
Welcome, gentlemen. Can I offer you something to drink?

They all shake their heads.

Sloan and Mensah look very disturbed indeed, but Atakora, who is a bearded, balding severe-looking portly man, looks directly at Effe.

ATAKORA
You know why we’re here, Effe.

EFFE
Sloan told me you want us to lead the prosecution in my ex-husband’s case, but they declined because of me, and because of conflicts of interest clauses.

ATAKORA
(sadly)
Listen, Effe. Look, the people upstairs want Chris to be locked away and the keys thrown away. He has embarrassed the President for pardoning him, and has done this dastardly thing. I know how difficult this period is for you. I know how much you love Chris-

EFFE
(coldly)
No, you don’t, Jeff. I hate him with every single drop of blood in me. I don’t want you to talk. I want that case file. I’m going to lead the Prosecution. I’m going to make sure that Chris never sees the outside of a prison wall again.

Her utterances stuns all of them, especially Hammond, who is a personal friend of Chris.

SLOAN
Jesus, Effe! That’s absolutely preposterous! You can’t do a thing like that! Not to Chris!

EFFE
(contemptuously)
Chris is a pig, Sloan. He could’ve had everything… EVERYTHING! But he chose to return to the mud, like a pig! He certainly doesn’t require any mercy. I’m gonna lock him away, and God help me, I’m gonna take great delight in doing it!

ALBERT
Hey, Effe. Guy is your ex-husband. Talks had been rife that you two are coming together. It ain’t right to prosecute him. Judge wouldn’t buy it!

ATAKORA
(clearing his voice)
Actually, Judge Tamakloe asked for Effe to be on the prosecution team. He believes Effe can present a perfect case, and to hell with unethical interest. He has made sure seven hard women were on the jury.

SLOAN
(stunned)
Good gracious! You guys are gonna bury him! Come on, Effe! Surely, you’re not doing this!

Effe looks at him coldly. There is no spark in her eyes, only the pain.

EFFE
Watch me, Sloan. But first, Jeff, when are we going to court?

ATAKORA
A week. Shouldn’t take long as the country expects justice. I’ll let the Judge know you accepted then I’ll hold a press conference this evening.

EFFE
How’s Baaba? Still in hospital?

ATAKORA
Yes, some of her injuries, especially the blows to her ribs, are quite severe, but she should be up and about in a couple of days.

EFFE
Can she talk? Before I accept I’ll have to speak to her, but I’ll use a lie-detector, if you don’t mind.

ATAKORA
I’ll set it up.

EFFE
Good. Case file?

ATAKORA
In my car.

Effe stands up and picks up her handbag.

EFFE
Can we go set up my interview with the victim?

Hammond Sloan gets to his feet and approach Effe.

SLOAN
Don’t do this, Effe. Look, I’m not going to stop you, if you want to do this, but please consider your son. He loves his father. Doing this to Chris can really affect that poor boy. You want me to handle it, I will, but in the name of God do not prosecute Chris.

Effe looks at him darkly.

For a very brief moment she cannot hide the pain in her soul, the deep agony that is tearing her apart.

For a very brief moment she trembles, and pain suffuses her, and she almost collapses, but she shakes her head and grits her teeth.

EFFE
Junior will be fine, Sloan. He had the misfortune of being the son of a pig. He will live through it, and it will make him strong, so that he doesn’t grow up to be like that damn man! Let’s go, Jeff.

EDEN HOSPITAL

FEMALE WARD 31

Effe is appalled at the sight of Baaba.

She is propped up in the hospital bed, and her face is badly bruised from where Chris had punched her repeatedly.

Her lips are broken and swollen.

Her hands are bandaged, and her ribs are also bandaged. She speaks with a lot of difficulty.

The lie-detector experts have attached their sensors to her, and the machine is set up.

The man in charge asks Baaba her name and a few test questions which she replies slowly.

Jeff and some police officers and some doctors are in the room too.

Effe sits on the bed and looks at Baaba critically.

EFFE
(sadly)
If Chris has wounded you this terribly, I’m very sorry, Baaba. But I need to hear the truth, and once I confirm it is the truth, I’m going to make sure Chris receives the harshest prison sentence we can mete out to him.

Baaba nods slowly, and tears brim in her eyes.

BAABA
Thank you, Madam.

EFFE
Okay. Can you tell me what happened? If you’re too traumatized, I’ll understand.

Tears spill down Baaba’s bruised cheeks, and a doctor wipes it off with a hankie.

Haltingly Baaba tells her story.

She had seen Chris entering his room. He had called her the previous day to tell her he has a package for Jon Fii, his friend and chaplain at Grand Castle prison.

When she came to the house she saw Chris entering his room, and so she had chased him inside.

BAABA
(tremulously)
I was calling him, shouting out his name. I found him in the kitchen. He had a tube and he was snorting cocaine on the kitchen counter. I was alarmed. I told him to stop it. When he wouldn’t stop I brushed the cocaine off the cabinet. He got so mad. Before I realize he punched me and hit me all over. I begged him to stop, and I scratched him and cried, but he wouldn’t stop. He tore off my clothes and raped me. When he finished, he was preparing more cocaine on the counter. I picked up one of his dumbbells, the one he uses to exercise, and hit him with it. He fell unconscious and I used my phone and called the police.

She begins to cry as Effe sadly gets up from the bed and approaches Jeff.

EFFE
I read the police report. Chris had cocaine in his bloodstream.

ATAKORA
(nodding sombrely)
Yep. A hell of cocaine in his blood. He was doped solid. Scratches on his face, skin under the girl’s nails. She had semen in her v*****, and bruises. Semen and skin matches Chris’ DNA. HE did it, Effe. Guilty as hell. I’m sorry.

Effe shudders.
She breaks down then, and has to walk quickly into the bathroom to wash her face.

Still she cannot stop her tears as the pain tears out her soul.

She hugs herself and slips helplessly to the floor, and her heart breaks again as she weeps bitterly.

When she emerges finally she walks up to Baaba and speaks softly.

EFFE
Just one more thing, Baaba. Before this, have you ever had sexual intimacy with Chris?

Baaba nods.

BAABA
Yes. I slept over at his place once. He was sad, and he was very disturbed that night, and I can’t actually remember the date. He was so vulnerable, and before I could help it we had sex. Later I told him I wouldn’t make love to him again, because it is a sin, and I want to keep myself for the man I’ll marry. He seemed to understand! I like him as a friend, that’s all. But.. But…

She cries again, and the doctor moves in hurriedly, a sympathetic look on his face.

DOCTOR
I’m sorry, but that’s enough for today, if you don’t mind. The patient needs to rest.

Effe turns and walks on dead legs to the lie-detector expert. She looks at him questioningly.

He presses some buttons, and a printer whines, ejecting a long sheet of paper. He holds it and tears it off from the printer along some dotted and perforated lines.

He shakes his head sadly, his lips grim in obvious anger against Chris. He folds the sheet and gives it to Effe.

EXPERT
Every word she said is the truth, madam. That boy needs to go to prison.

Effe wipes a tear from her cheek and puts the sheet in her bag.

EFFE
(crushed)
There’s no room for error? Is it final? Is it the truth, Gospel truth?

EXPERT
No margin for error, please madam. Absolutely true, every word.

Effe trembles perceptively, and then she turns away, totally broken.

She walks towards the door, and Jeff falls into step besides her.

ATAKORA
(concerned)
You okay, Effe?

EFFE
Fine, fine, couldn’t be better. What’re we up against? Who’s representing him?

ATAKORA
Nobody wants to represent him. I heard he tried to hire some lawyers, but everyone is staying away from him. They’re protecting their reputation. It will be absolutely tragic to rep a guy like Chris in a case like this. The hatred for Chris Bawa right now is so damn high. But I forced a guy called Ben Buabasah to rep him. New from law school, mad as hell for being asked. He’ll play ball.

EFFE
(coldly)
Good. Very good.

When she goes out of the hospital she puts in a call to Steve, and asks him to meet her at her parents’ residence.

 

The lie detector confirms Baaba Brooks words as true. Could it be that Chris is guilty as accused?

JAILBIRD continues Tomorrow

 

 

All Episodes Of The JAILBIRD

 

Previous Episode
Next Episode
Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

41 thoughts on “The Jailbird – Part 62

  • January 11, 2018 at 7:58 am
    Permalink

    I pray God help Chris o

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 7:58 am
    Permalink

    damn, i hope he gets out of this. and leave all these people for once. go to a different place and start all over.
    i believe he is not guilty

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:05 am
    Permalink

    Steve use Baaba against Chris. plan work

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:08 am
    Permalink

    I don’t seem to understand this again o, how on earth will Chris raped Baaba? When did he start doing cocaine again? And why is the lie detector lying or…..

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Permalink

    Everyone against Chris, who will come to his rescue? Nice update

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:21 am
    Permalink

    waoh… The world against Chris bawa.

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:31 am
    Permalink

    I hope Chris never have anything to do with Effect Again.

    Useless woman..
    judging him already without hearing from him..
    Even if Chris is guilty, what about their sons paternity?

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:46 am
    Permalink

    I want to believe a secret video being recorded i.e. CCTV camera would bail out Chris Bawa, also envisaging Chris and Eyram together at d tail end

    Reply
    • January 11, 2018 at 8:49 am
      Permalink

      I want to believe so too.

      Reply
      • January 11, 2018 at 8:54 am
        Permalink

        hmm, Effe ****ed up this time by the time she realised it will be too late

        Reply
      • January 11, 2018 at 8:57 am
        Permalink

        hmmm, Effe you ****** up big time and I swear by the time you realise it gonna be late

        Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:47 am
    Permalink

    Chris has had enough troubles.😢

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:55 am
    Permalink

    Enemies at work, lawyer Ben congrats you are just about to defeat efe in a world class case

    Reply
    • January 11, 2018 at 9:03 am
      Permalink

      also have the same felling, but his gonna need a lot of evidence to save Chris up.. screw Effe

      Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:59 am
    Permalink

    The only true love I see for Chris is eyram she always believe in Chris

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 9:00 am
    Permalink

    Chris was mad yes I agree but he did not rape Baaba. She has lied to them and am going to prove it, Here is her lies;
    1 “Later I told him I wouldn’t make love to him again, because it is a sin, and I want to keep myself for the man I’ll marry. He seemed to understand.” she said this but it was rather Chris who refused to be intimate with her again and she even attempted to kill him twice.
    2 Chris would never had thought of calling her to pickup a package for Jon Fii knowing that he has disassociated himself from her and also he could have been to the prison to deliver what ever he had for the chaplain as he promised to pay them a visit.
    3) Chris has never called Baaba for anything, she was rather with Steven in this plan and as soon as Steven left she came in to play her part.

    This is where Chris proves he is innocent and would attain the love he so much waited for. If anyone makes a decision to abandon Chris in his trying moment, that person does not deserve to be part of his victorious moment. This episode proves that Chris is innocent to some of the crimes he’s been accused before this rape case. There is a witness to this. Even if he is found guilty he is still innocent to me.

    Out of Bad comes good

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 9:02 am
    Permalink

    Let Chris come out and get castrated,this scourge of ladies.

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 9:05 am
    Permalink

    Chris family, be careful not to regret this. Lawyer Ben has won his first case and which would make him a very powerful lawyer to have won an international interested case. Lawyer Effe sorry you have lost you first case.

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Permalink

    I pray God sees him through this one. If he’s able to scale through, he should just leave the country and everyone behind him, where he can live peacefully and breathe fresh air

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 9:28 am
    Permalink

    At times i wonder if there is anything like love, because the ones who claim to love you have the ability to hurt you like nothing else. What greater pain could one bear. This is too much of a burden to bear. I really feel for bawa.

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Permalink

    Nice update but y’all know its short. These writers are kind of weird… Cus lots of people now comment that they all love the story, then he decides to make the updates shorter.
    #pathetic

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 10:28 am
    Permalink

    Only God can save Chris in this situation…… What a frame up

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 10:29 am
    Permalink

    Only God can save Chris in this situation…… What a frame up…. This ppl are wicked…. The planned everything perfectly……..

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 10:54 am
    Permalink

    hmmmm, i solemnly feel for chris bawa……I know he is going to escape dis one……And all is enemy will be put to shame.

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 11:19 am
    Permalink

    This story is getting more confusing. Thought chris was protagonist?

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 11:23 am
    Permalink

    Really getting s***ty again, must Chris always trynana quench his anger with a damn coke…
    Agitated!

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 11:46 am
    Permalink

    I have a feeling he was injected wid cocaine,,buh seriously am nt happy

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 11:53 am
    Permalink

    I see BOBO(afful employee) testifying against Steve in court..
    I hope this Ben guy is gonna be on Chris side..
    Well,let’s see what has got.
    But this is short o..
    Weldone ..
    Nice story..

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    Permalink

    hmm chris there is only one person who believe in you wish is eyram even d love of ur life effe didnt believe in you .my guy u are more than a conquer

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    Permalink

    From Baabas testimony, its obvious she is an expert in lying. And i pity Effe, for the third time, she will be betraying her husband and she didnt even know that chris knows abt Junior. Chris has stopped taking drugs, had it been he went out after steve left, we could ve considered that. Its baaba is working with steve. The truth cannot be hidden for long. Chris will come out of this, am sure

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    Permalink

    these is so bad o and effe can’t even defend her love of her life its so pathetic I hope the table turn around in favour of chris

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    Permalink

    Lie detector also lying, Hmmm Chris na only God go see u thru o, infact i don even tire for dis tory self, Oga pls if u will not make Chris a free man and let d truth unfolds pls am out, hw can someone b suffering 4rm wat he kn nothing abt? Abeg abeg my g Oga .

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm
    Permalink

    hmmm
    so unfortunate…

    plx u guys should stop picking on my Effe oo,
    its not been easy for her.
    she’s bn married for 8yrs,but has bn with him for just 3years bcos he keeps getting into one trouble or the other,not to talk of the fact that she is a well known lawyer… we should put ourselves in her shoes and cut her some slacks.

    yea,she has failed to completely trust her man ,but i still think she deserves some credits..

    This would be a case btw Chris and the state,
    all forensic evidence points him guilty…
    1)cocaine in his blood.
    2)Scratches on his face,
    3)His skin under the girl’s nails.
    4)His semen in her v*****
    DNA RESULTS…

    whether Effe leads the prosecution or not,these are enough points to send him to jail…

    who ever it is that ld defend Chris needs concrete evidences , not emotions or mere sentiments…

    We(the readers) know that Chris is innocent…;
    Effe doesn’t,Ghana doesn’t ,even the so called Ben doesn’t (he was only forced to sit in court).
    Ben may decide to just sit there and do nth because he is very new,not known and have nth to lose…

    Only commensurate practical evidences ll vindicate Chris on this one…

    Let’s hope Baaba changes her story like she did the last tym

    Effe is broken
    she is still crazily in love with Chris
    I strongly believe she ll ve a rethink…Junior ll stop her

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    Permalink

    Lie detector my foot. Can u imagine, lie detector also lied. What a rubbish.

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    Permalink

    JUNIOR and ERYAM wouldn’t even if everyone detest from chris, eventually chris will win the case and marry eryam.! Mark my word

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Permalink

    I sense conspiracy everywhere ooo, Chris this Chris that, hmmmmmmmmm let’s watch n c what d future holds for you. But my instinct tells me dat justice must prevail n every of d evil perpetrators in ur life will b put to shame (team Steve must pay for all their evils) Ben I c u rising above expectations cus u r definitely going to win n am very sure of it. Nice 1 brother

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm
    Permalink

    foolish Chris !! I hate him for not taking things easy

    Reply
  • January 17, 2018 at 11:05 pm
    Permalink

    Effe is a very Big FOOL. So she believed that Chris indeed raped that Baaba? No trust. I pity Chris. I know he might have beaten her up cause he was very very very angry & she tried to force him to make love to her with that her madness attitude. Chris if u know what will best for u, when u win the case leave that ur wife cause she doesn’t have any atom of trust. Disgusting Ahh I hate Effe!.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *