Hello Lagos, my name remains DoGood Rochas and I’m standing outside the Federal High Court on this historic day in our nation. Any moment from now, Mister G. Lawal, the man facing a two count charge for breaking “The Code” will be making his closing remark right before Judge Jega-Jega passes judgment. As we all know, a few kilometers from here, at the Lagos State Magistrate Court, a woman by the name of Kokolette B, is also about discovering her fate after being slammed with a 5 count charge also for breaking “The Code”.
I’ve just been told Mister Lawal is about to commence his statement. Let’s now join them Live…
Judge Jega-Jega: Mister Lawal, you may proceed.
Your Honour. Over the course of the past few weeks during this trial, while I represented myself, all I did or tried to do was to show you and the members of the public just how powerful love can be. It’s true that I lied. I did all I could to keep this man – Silvanus ‘Dizzle’ Doplenty away from my friend Jolade Hawtness.
I have said time without number that Jolade and I have never been involved in any form of physical or emotional relationship. She’s a good friend of mine just as Silvanus is or was. But knowing Dizzle, I mean, Silvanus’ history with women, I lied to him about knowing Jolade. I spoke of his escapades while around her. Yes I did. I did all I could to keep her from him all out of love and here is what I get for it. If this is my destiny then so be it. The world can go and die with its ‘bro-code’. Thank you your honour.
DoGood Rochas: Before we take the judgement, lets quickly take you live to the Lagos State Magistrate Court to listen to Kokolette B’s lawyers’ closing.
Lawyer: Your honour, as you pass your judgement today, I plead with you to look into the eyes of my client, Miss B and this young man seated over here and see the agony this trial has put them through. My client has pleaded guilty as accused. Yes, she fell in love with the man her sister was once going to marry. Yes, she accepted his proposal to marry her. In what way is this wrong? 3years; THREE years, your honour is how long Miss B’s sister and this young man were separated for before she began dating him. Is this not enough time for wounds to have healed? My client is 35 years old. Her sister is only 26. Is this even fair? Your honour, I plead with you, let’s not allow sentiments becloud justice. Thank you.
DoGood Rochas: There you have it. We now await the judgement on both cases. Till then, it’s back to Thetoolsman in the studio.
Hey people. So today, I want y’all to play judge. I’ve always been fascinated by “The Code” and how realistic or not it is. If you were to judge both cases, what would your judgement be? Use the comment box & speak your mind. cheers.
PS: For those expecting the new series “Our Best Friends Wedding”. It’ll commence on Thursday, 10am. I just couldn’t give up my Monday Rush spot and in case you missed the poll from yesterday, check it here.