On Trial

On Trial – Episode 23

On Trial – Episode 23 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘Your reply on points of law fully addressed the issues of law arising from the prosecution’s lengthy final address,’ Rashidat told Kaira, referring to the five page document in her hand. ‘Tell me, how difficult was it analysing and dissecting evidence as a defence counsel this time?’ […]

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On Trial – Episode 22

On Trial – Episode 22 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘Charge No PHC/121/2016, State v Abayomrunkoje Quadri,’ the registrar called out. Quadri walked into the dock. He was formally dressed in a white shirt tucked into neatly ironed black slacks over dark brown shoes that matched his belt. His suit was open and his red tie matched […]

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On Trial – Episode 21

On Trial – Episode 21 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu When Koje finally drove Kaira home, after admitting that he’d actually enjoyed the movie and she had promised to make the earlier parts available to him, he insisted on seeing her to her door step. He played the gentleman by changing the changeover switch from neutral to […]

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On Trial – Episode 19

On Trial – Episode 19 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu Kaira didn’t hear from Koje after the morning she had spent in his home and she didn’t call him. However, he called her on Christmas day to wish her a Merry Christmas. He even had the guts to ask if she had missed him! Like she didn’t […]

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On Trial – Episode 18

On Trial – Episode 18 © Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu ‘Mummy, good morning,’ Kaira greeted her mother. ‘ Kedu ka ime? ’ ’ ‘ A dim nno nma .’ Her mother responded, then went straight to business as she usually did. ‘How busy is your next week?’ ‘Next week is quite tight but it depends on why […]