It is three days before Christmas and Chief Inspector Nduka Daniels has just been called to the scene of an unusual crime. Mr. Nelson, a British expatriate has been found alive but unconscious in the middle of the bush, shirtless and marked with red and white chalk. Many are under the impression that it is a ritual ceremony gone wrong. There are red, black and white markings on the trees and ground....
Chief Inspector: (Crisply) Fill me in officer.
Officer Smart: He was found by a palm wine tapper at five this morning.
Chief Inspector: Then why are we just hearing about this? Is this the man?
Palm Wine Tapper: (Wailing) CHINEKE! WHICH KINE WAHALA BE DIS? I DON SUFFER!
Chief Inspector: Calm down man. I should arrest you. Why didn't you attempt to help the man?
Palm Wine Tapper: GOD FORBID! You won make dis eh people to eh use me for eh bloodu money?!
Chief Inspector: (Irritated) Take this man away. His hysteria is exhausting.
Officer Smart: Thank God we found Mr Nelson. He is well respected in the community...does a lot of charitable work.
Chief Inspector: (In grave tones) Is his manhood intact?
Officer Smart: Yes sir. I don't think that is what they were after.
Chief Inspector: (Sharply) They? Who is "they"? Do you think there were multiple perpetrators?
Officer Smart: I....I....
Chief Inspector: SHUT UP YOUR MOUTH! Don't cloud my brilliant investigative mind with your ignorant and unfounded assumptions. (Under his breath, to himself) Think Nduka...think! (Suddenly sniffs the air violently.....) Officer Smart!
Officer Smart: Yes inspector?
Chief Inspector: Do you smell that?
Officer Smart: What sir....?
Chief Inspector: GALLUS GALLUS DOMESTICUS!
Officer Smart: (Confused) Ah...ah....which one is gallu.....
Chief Inspector: CHICKENS YOU NINCOMPOOP!
Officer Smart: (Sniffing) I cannot smell anything sir.
Chief Inspector: (Looks like he wants to slap the officer) I don't blame you. Your senses have been dulled by ogogoro and Indian hemp. Where is the nearest meat market?
Officer Smart: (Still confused): Fifteen minutes away sir.
Chief Inspector: Bring the car around!There is mischief afoot and I must sniff it out before the scent fades.
The plot thickens.......