BY: Dan Phale*
If you want to start keeping chicken, you don’t have to look for the parent stock in the market square… If love is sickness, then patience is remedy. All these are what the old wise folks can say in teaching the young generation on how best to understand issues of love and/or marriage. However the youth in this digital era can think, or act, or behave in the contrary way. And the situation seems to be very much complex with the impact of internet which appears to have caused several social changes in human life.
Doreen and Joe came to be linked with each other on internet about six months ago through one of the most popular social media. In fact the two are not from the same country. As such they have only been talking online without a chance to actually meet each other, or learn about each other. But recently they arranged to meet… Doreen has ever bragged that her parents have all the financial muscle to facilitate their marriage and to help sustain their marriage until their old age and/or death. She has had also insisted that he should travel abroad in order to take her from parents. So the money for an international flight was wired into Joe’s bank account… And about two weeks ago Joe flew abroad. Little did he know what the trip had in store for him.
After a two hour flight Joe landed in the foreign territory. In accordance with prior arrangement he boarded a tax which took him to one of the suburbs. As the tax cruised along the road he was full of hallucinations, imagining this and/or that. He greatly became mad at the imaginary fact that marrying a foreign lady would be the most exciting experience in his life… “Everybody shall admire my foreign wife,” he mouthed to himself in the back seat as the driver applied brakes in front of a mansion.
Joe was welcomed by a very beautiful lady who led him into what looked like a paradise… Having got inside, the lady kissed him on both chicks. He was then advised to make himself comfortable and feel at home. She further cheated him that she wanted to prepare some aliments for him in the kitchen; but the truth is that she was up to something quite different. In fact the clueless Joe thought this was a beginning of a new chapter of his life.
It was later in the evening when Doreen and Joe were in the dinning room when suddenly some gigantic men, one of whom being armed with a revolver, stormed into the house. Joe was strongly warned to corporate or risk being shot dead. Then they forced out of the mansion. He was then put into a motor vehicle and they drove away.
Well, it remains to be seen whether Joe is still alive or dead. But if he is still alive then it is more likely that the young man is going through the trauma which comes with human trafficking… In fact, real love is seldom traced on internet.