IF YOUR FRIEND IMPREGNATES YOUR DAUGHTER
Chief Emenike thought he had a best friend in Boniface. Their friendship had been a smooth one right from secondary school days. In a nutshell, Emenike, believing Boniface was someone he could trust, committed his family to his care while he takes his usual business trips. His wife and his beautiful daughter Ihuoma were thus at the mercy of Boniface.
Boniface was of great help to his friend's family when Ihuoma was seeking admission into the university. He took her to school regularly and sometimes brings her back. Gradually he started taking her to the eatery from school and to his guesthouse.
Life became sour and later bitter with the result of uncle Boniface's goodness: pregnancy. Initially the mother was confused. She said 'No, my daughter is a decent girl, a virgin' But it was a big blow to her when the doctor's report confirmed that Ihuoma was just two months pregnant.
Boniface was not aware of these developments, but on Chief Emenike's arrival , he rushed down to the hospital to really see for himself if it was true. At this time the doctor confirmed that Ihuoma had taken some dangerous drugs to terminate the pregnancy, and this affected her kidney and womb. She may not be pregnant again.
On hearing this, Emenike sternly told her 'tell me, who is the bastard you slept with'?
After a long silence and sobbing she opened the can of worms. Boniface, her father's best friend did it.
Emenike's eyes turned into fire and he blew hot and cold.
What would you do if your friend impregnates your daughter?
I will design his face and forehead with matchet, I mean serious one.
I believe one day he would be a more responsible man and may have given his life to Christ or become a minister, a governor or a motivational speaker, but each time he picks his mirror to have a look at the wonderful things God has made him, he will quickly see the scars and remember what led to them.
That will teach him a lesson, although he might not be able to narrate to his family what happened to him, but he will always thank God that he is still alive.
First and foremost he has no business in the pants of my daughter, but on the contrary the damage has been done and I would have to live with the consequences.
If my daughter falls below the age of 18 or 20, he automatically has dissolved our friendship. But I do keep very good friends, so I guess they would behave and conduct themselves in manners that society and I can condone.
It has happened to some people we know, but let us keep the counsel of the church within the church.
One, you cannot apportion all the blame on the foolish man, rather, he got a green signal from the foolish girl, provided he did not rape her and provided it was not the first time he slept with her. Who knows what has been happening under the high heavens, even behind we her parents?
What do we know that she indulges in far in school? There are many girls who do terrible things outside their homes, sleep around for money, rent out their bodies for money and suffer for it in good time.
I will not disown my daughter . No, it is a matter of negotiation . It is either she gets married and stops education or pray that the baby is born pre-mature and that it dies and she can continue her education. One must happen.
That question is somehow, but I will make sure I send both of them outside my house I mean what would you do to that friend?
I will ask the court to send him to life imprisonment.
The first thing I will do is to check the man's B.P, if he doesn't have a high blood pressure, by God's grace he will develop one before his case finally commences.
And by the special grace of God, I will take it up like a calabash of wine, till I accompany him to the prison doors before I turn back.
For the foolish daughter, she is not exempted from punishment because she has violated the ten commandments and the law of media and Persia, which says a girl should not know any man before she finally gets married, not even her mother would intercede for her. I may not send her out of my house, but she will stop her education and within forty-eight hours must come up with what she wants to do with the remnant of her life.
At this juncture, I, Ishola Olajiire, the bonafide son of my father cease to be responsible for an irresponsible girl, who ridiculed my name and my golden prestige I have built over the years. So help me God, Amen.
When such happens, the man should arrested, given some beating before interrogation or before the police arrive the scene. If the girl were to be my daughter, I will stop her education, but she would not marry this foolish animal called my betraying friend.
Back to the man, I will discipline him to the extent that no one will advise him to take to his heels each time he sets his eyes on a girl.
I will really be disappointed in my friend.
For my daughter, she also disappointed me without any reservations, I must say.
But I think the friend should be given a wide gap so he would not do a more terrible thing.
A friend that you cannot vouch for is worse than an enemy, because an enemy revealed is better than a friend who pretends to be friendly.
Well, it all depends on the age bracket of my daughter. That is, if she is eighteen years and above. I will first hold her responsible for her misfortune.
Secondly, if she is below the said age, my friend will be held responsible . At that point, it means he has committed rape, and the law will take its course.
It is totally unthinkable and incomprehensible. I don't know how to start, but should it happen, first, I will find out if he took advantage of her and if she is under age, he will go to jail. Even if she is not, the friendship will definitely end. If he had her consent before doing it, then my daughter will face the consequence, but I would not disown her.