We followed them to a bungalow in an organised estate in the outskirts of Accra. As soon as they entered the compound, I called the Police. One of the two police officers had given me his private phone number.
I told him that I had tracked down the lady who took my money. He asked where I was and I told him. 20 minutes later, he came there with another police officer.
We all walked up to the door of the designated bungalow and knocked.
”Hello Chinelo, Remember me?” I said as she opened the door.
She staggered back when she saw two policemen with handcuffs.
”How much of the $2000 do you have left” I asked.
”It was $1000 not $2000, you liar” she shouted.
Great! The amateur had admitted she took my money. That was all I needed.
I was wondering what to do if she had denied outright. It was true that the Cameras at the hotel caught her going out but non of the Cameras saw her taking the money from my pocket.
”What about my phone, have you sold it” I asked.
She had suddenly realized the first mistake she made by admitting she took the money and as a result, she didn’t say anything about the phone.
One of the Policemen had slammed her hand with a cuff and was asking her male companion some questions. We got outside the estate and I paid off the cab man, then I followed the police vehicle to the station.
The station house was more organized than most of the things I had seen in Nigeria. It had a concrete counter and beautiful chairs.
They pushed Chinelo behind the counter and asked his companion to wait outside with me. He had driven to the station by himself.
” Friend What exactly happened” the man asked me while standing outside the Police house.
I just told him that Chinelo stole my money. I didn’t feel like going too far in my explanations since I didn’t know what their relationship was.
He asked how much money and if she had taken any other thing.
I told him that she took all the money in my pocket and that I didn’t know exactly how much but there was some Dollars involved.
Fifteen minutes later, I was called inside the Police station. Chinelo had told them that I had sex with her and that I had agreed to pay her $1000. She had also admitted that she made a mistake by taking the money by herself instead of waiting for me to finish my bath.
The Police didn’t believe her but they stressed that she was a prostitute and that I was the one who picked her up in the first place.
”We have recovered your cell phone for you sir but she had no money with her” one of the Police officers told me.
I asked for my some card and they said she had promised to get it for me as soon as I signed that I would quit pursuing the case.
Knowing where the case was headed, I agreed.
The Police followed us back to the Man’s house where she brought out my simcard card and handed it over to me.
I thanked her and left with the Policemen. They dropped me off at the First road Junction off Ring road. I thanked them, took another taxi and returned to the Dabby hotel where the prostitutes used for sexx work.
The Police investigation had just ended but the pursuit of my money had started. I believed that I could lose more money while pursuing the $1000 but I didn’t care.
”We can never learn to be brave and patient if there were only love in the World”