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After the video shop incident, Sade and Femi land in the hands of the police who seem free of ill intentions, unlike the ones back home. However, the two can’t trust them and remain mum; they do not say a word to the authorities. They are sent to an emergency foster home where a social worker comes to see them the following morning. She seems friendly and so Sade opens up a bit. She reveals their first names but lies when she says their second name is Adwale instead of Solaja. She fears that if she reveals their real name, it will alert the authorities and something bad will happened to their father. After meeting mama Apiah, Sade lies a second time about their name and maintains that it is Adwale.