BREAKING: Court Sentences Ese Oruru’s Abductor To 24 Years In Prison
A Federal High Court sitting in, Bayelsa State on Thursday convicted Yunusa Dahiru for the abduction of Ese Oruru.
The court in Yenagoa, the state capital presided over by Justice Jane Inyang sentenced Dahiru to 24 years in prison in a judgment she delivered on Thursday.
The abduction of Ese, the youngest child of Charles Oruru and Rose Oruru, occurred on 12 August, 2015 at her mother’s shop in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Ese, who was 13 years old at the time, was abducted by a man named Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow) and taken to Kano, where she was allegedly raped, forcibly converted into Islam and married off without her parents’ consent.
The conversion and marriage allegedly took place in the palace of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
On February 29, 2016, Ese was reportedly rescued by the Kano State Police and placed in the custody of the government. She was later revealed to be five months’ pregnant with her abductor’s child after being released