A motorcycle operator identified as Essien has dumped Grace his wife of many years, and married a police woman who showed him love during his travail in Lagos. The police officer known as Joy (surname withheld) was attached to Meiran Police Division under Alimosho Local government Area of Lagos where Essien resided with his family and operated as an Okada rider before the incident. It was gathered that Essien used to be an Okada rider who operated within the Meiran area of Lagos and the bike was his only means of livelihood that he used to take care of his immediate and extended family in Lagos and in his village in Akwa Ibom State.
However, the Lagos State Task Force apprehended Essien and impounded his Okada preparatory to taking it to Alausa in Ikeja; the seat of power in Lagos State.
It was gathered that Essien tried all he could do to influence the task force officers to retrieve his bike to no avail. He wept bitterly and vowed to do something extra for anybody that will assist him to retrieve his bike as such a person would have ended up preventing him from committing suicide.
It was then the officer, Joy showed him compassion as she was at the Meiran Division where the seized bikes were parked before they will be moved to Alausa, Ikeja. In order to stop him from committing suicide, Joy went to the task force officers, pleaded on his behalf; the bike was retrieved and returned to Essien.
It was learnt that Joy then advised Essien not to continue to ride the Okada because he might run into another trouble and it might be impounded finally. She further advised him to start another business and even assisted him to access N800,000 loan standing as guarantor, which he used to start the business. Essien therefore stopped riding the motorcycle and faced the business. He was able to repay the loan and the interest over a period of time.
P.M.Express reports that Essien who was moved with emotion proposed to marry her, but Joy who though was still single refused. She informed him that despite the fact she would have agreed, she could not because he already had a wife.
However, Essien revealed to Joy that he never actually married Grace, that they only met in Lagos and started living together as a couple and had two children. Essien also told Joy that he had convinced his wife Grace that he had found true love and would marry her which Grace gladly accepted.
P.M.Express confirmed that Essien eventually married Joy and they are now living together as husband and wife. It was also gathered that Essien and Joy had agreed to take care of Grace’s children and that Grace can remarry if she found a true lover.