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On Trial – Episode 15

On Trial – Episode 15 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu Koje’s fingers were clenched into a fist on each side of the arm chair as he wrestled with the anger burning within. ‘Any re-examination,’ Kaira continued, rising to her feet and crossing her desk to approach him. ‘The Prosecution objects to all re-examination questions as there were […]

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On Trial – Episode 14

On Trial – Episode 14 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘The essence of recording this discussion is so that I can play it back later in the day to see if there is any part of your response that needs to be expunged or built upon,’ Kaira carefully explained to Koje. ‘I would have taken notes in […]

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On Trial – Episode 12

On Trial – Episode 12 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu On Saturday morning, Kaira cleaned up ahead of Erhus’ arrival. She couldn’t wait to see him again. He was the only male who wasn’t related to her that she let come close. Hottest thing on trousers, she thought. That was the nickname Chibuogu her twin had given […]

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On Trial – Episode 11

On Trial – Episode 11 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘I want you to be completely honest with me,’ Kaira told Koje on Tuesday afternoon. He gave her a look which said, ‘Here we go again.’ They had agreed on her fees – N5, 000,000 (Five Million Naira) and he was to pay 50% of the sum […]

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On Trial – Episode 10

On Trial – Episode 10 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘Charge No PHC/121/2016,’ the court register called. ‘State v Abayomrunkoje Quadri.’ Koje stepped into the dock at the back of the court. He was dressed in a white long sleeved shirt with gold cuff links. The first two buttons were left open and the shirt was neatly […]

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On Trial – Episode 8

On Trial – Episode 8 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘Can I get you anything?’ Kaira asked Koje. Koje had taken the road that linked Woji and within minutes they had made it to her office. She walked up to the water dispenser in her office to get herself a cool glass of water. Her office was […]

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On Trial – Episode 7

On Trial – Episode 7 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu Kaira couldn’t believe her best friend was relocating to Port Harcourt. Online gossip was good but it was sweeter when it was face to face. Kaira was so excited she almost hugged the man next to her. Fortunately she was able to contain her excitement. The news […]