She found her way to the Makola market where she joined a number of young girls who were also from the Northern region. They were all head-potters. They welcome Amina like a sister and showed her the insides of the trade.
She started working too. Some of the girls suggested abortion but Amina was too scared to try it; besides some of the girls had children. If they could manage the trade and care for their children, then she could also do it, she told herself.
The morning Linda found her at the bus-stop, she was too tired to walk to the market square the night before, after helping a woman with her load. That was why she decided to spend the night at the bus stop. She was eight months pregnant by then and she hadn’t felt her baby kick in a while.
“Have you ever been to the clinic?” Linda asked and she answered in the negative. Immediately, Linda made a call and then helped Amina to the front seat of her car.
In about fifteen minutes they were a private clinic where Amina was examined by a female doctor she would come to know as Georgina, Linda’s best friend.
Georgina revealed Amina’s baby was dead and needed to be removed immediately before it put Amina’s health in danger.
Amina was transferred to the theatre and was helped through induced labour. She cried buckets and through it, all, Linda and Georgina who had suddenly become her guardian angels held her hands. They assured her of their support. Everything was going to be fine!
Linda was ready to break her story in the media. She reported the issue at the Children’s Welfare Department and they took it up from there.
When Amina was strong enough to talk, she narrated her story to the Welfare Department. Two workers of the Department, Linda and two policemen paid a visit to the Zibah household and arrested Mr Kwaku Zibah.