A Bee in Her Bonnet
Farida who is a victim of child-marriage and child abuse is rushed to Dr. Awele’s ward by Farida’s mother and Luka who out of goodwill helps the distressed mother and daughter. Awele is emotionally drained as she concludes Farida’s minor surgery. Awele’s emotional moment is interrupted as Luka steps into her office. Luka decides to prosecute the case as he is a human right lawyer. Awele relates the situation to Chime, Awele’s fiancé who is also a successful lawyer. He is slightly moved by Farida’s story and rebukes the inhumane act.
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Luka succeeds in obtaining a fiat for prosecuting Farida’s case and finds out that the accused is Tanimu, a popular oil tycoon and a godfather in the government. Luka’s efforts to secure Tanimu’s arrest is frustrated. He equally starts to get attracted to Awele. Chime’s gets romantically involved with his boss and gets a big case where he would be representing Tanimu. After much manipulations and threats on Ogunjobi, the presiding judge, the court validates Tanimu’s marriage to Farida under the customary law as opposed to Childs Right Act. Tanimu’s life is ended by Habiba, Tanimu’s head chef who is fed up with Tanimu’s immoralities.
About the author.
Munachimso Jennifer Ezeilo is a law student in the University Of Nigeria. Her first published work is ‘A Bee In Her Bonnet, a fictional work themed on compassion, judicial uprightness, corruption and raises awareness about prevalent societal issues. Inspired by writers such as Chinua Achebe, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and so many other world renowned writers, Munachimso Jennifer Ezeilo aims to become a household name in the field of Literary Arts while making a positive impact in her society through the circulation of her works beyond Nigeria and into the wider world.
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