Take-off point is Yenagoa. Driving through the East-West Road, you encounter a number of police check-points. It is a Friday. The road is busy. The policemen are having a field day collecting their meal ticket from drivers conveying traders to the Zarama market. They smile as they do the collections. They sight the vehicle in which you rode and apparently guessed that the vehicle is not one of those that will oil their palm. They look the other way while you wave at them and move on.