There is nothing as devastating as being summoned by the police only to learn that your loved one has been arrested for rape, defilement or even bestiality. Worse still, you may see a crowd chanting "set him ablaze!" and on closer look you realise it is your relative who is on the verge of getting lynched for defiling a minor.
Farida, 28, might never have used cocaine or heroin, but the two have been her main source of bread and butter since she was born. She tells Lucy Maroncha how her mother initiated her into a world she might never know how to get out of.
I was a criminal thanks to the man I had sacrificed my job, my family and even my self-respect for. "Criminals don't change! You should have put that in your little head before committing yourself," I was told as I was being handcuffed and led to the police station.