I like beans and I like igbo, correct one!
I eat it almost every day and I am never tired of it; I smoke igbo everyday and it is what helps me work well, well.
There’s this woman, she is Togolese, she sells ewa agoyin in the area.
At the construction site, where I used to work, everybody used to patronize her, though she is not the only beans seller in that area but her own beans is always very sweet, sweeter than the others. That’s how come I liked the woman and that is the thing that brought me here; because I enter the ewa agoyin woman and she go report for police and it is not only me that enter her, we are two and the second person have run, it is only me police catch.
Ok, see what really happened. You see all these women that carry market on their head and selling things? We are their customers, we that are working in construction site, we are their customers and many times because we cannot just leave work to go and eat, we will call them under shade or inside uncompleted building and buy their market.
Many times, they too, they will come and sit there and be gisting with us and later they will go sell their market or maybe they are tired of walking, they will come and rest and sleep small before going to sell their market again.
Body no bi wood, na.
So, we buy bread and ewa, you know say that is solid cement for us in construction, you need solid food to be able to waka upandan carrying cement, carrying equipment from one floor to another. It is not an easy sontin.
I have been noticing the woman for sometime. She comes to the site to sell food for us in the morning time around that kain 10- 11 and I noticed say she is very friendly. Me I don’t mind that type of woman.
You know as we talk among ourselves, we men, you know as we talk. So I was telling them that I like the woman plus say her beans dey sweet well, well.
So I always patronize her, apart from say I like her. Then one day I told her I like her a lot, she tell me say she get husband. I tell her say, wetin concern husband with say I like you? But after that we didn’t talk about anything again but she did not remove from my mind.
In my mind, I tell myself say this woman wey dey sell ewa agoyin, maybe she will gree look myside if I try by force her. So that day, when she came to sell her market, I told her that I was not hungry that morning but that she can come later to sell for me.
Around that kind 1 or 2 in the afternoon, she came back to sell for me and I was just joking with her say, she will be my woman and that I will take care of her. She said no, o, that she is married. I was angry, so when I finish buying my beans, I told her to follow me inside the uncompleted building behind that my friend is there, he too wants to buy ewa agoyin. Na so she follow me.
But there was no body there, me I just deceive her small. So, when she got there, I just changed voice, I told her say she should remove her clothes and that if I hear pim from her, I will just kill her because nobody will hear her voice. Then she was begging me but she removed her clothes and I enter her, o.
I was not finished when my friend came and saw us, he too said he want do, so when I finished, I let him do his own with her.
I think the reason I did that is the igbo I smoke that afternoon, e just scatter my head!
That’s what happened, the woman just dey beg us, she was just begging. I come feel sorry that this is not even what I was expecting. I was expecting that she will even be happy small. When we finish, she just wear her blouse and tie her wrapper and ran. She did not even carry the remaining beans.
Meanwhile, my friend zip up and he said he was going. Me, I was so hungry, I wanted to eat more beans, since the woman did not carry her remaining market. That was where police came to arrest me. That is why I am here today. Na beans cause am.
(Series written and edited by Peju Akande and based on true stories)