“How can a mature woman corrupt a student’s morals like this? You deserve a good beating to teach you a lesson. Our women have gone too far,” shouted one.
When the cook recovered from shock, he had to be restricted as he slapped the boy while muttering incoherently.
“How can you sleep with a woman your mother’s age? Instead of concentrating on your exams, this is what you do?” posed the cook in anger.
After being calmed down by the chief and a few elders, the couple was asked to explain themselves.
“It is pains me to say this but I cannot continue staying with a man who is like a sister to me,” said the woman amid peals of laughter from the crowd. He failed in his duties as a man so don’t blame me”.
When the situation threatened to degenerate into a fight, the couple and the boy were taken to the AP post where they were joined by one of his in-laws and the school principal.
“Probably this cook spent all his energy preparing food at the school forgetting his manly duties,” joked a tout.
On interrogation, the 18-year-old boy admitted having an affair with the woman. He said they usually met at guesthouses and in nearby farms, adding that she met all the costs each time they went out.
The principal pleaded with the chief to have the student freed to allow him complete his exams before facing any disciplinary action.
“Since emotions were still high, we decided to release the couple until after a week when both parties will re-appear for determination of the matter,” said the chief.
The cook left swearing never to allow the woman to set foot in their matrimonial home again.