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Man who abducted teenage girl, Ese Oruru, from Bayelsa and took her to Kano where he forcefully married and impregnated her, sentenced to 26 years imprisonment


Remember Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl resident with her parents in Bayelsa, who was abducted, taken to Kano and impregnated by Yinusa Dahiru aka Yellow in 2015.

Yunusa who has been in prison, named his daughter Fatima. He has however be sentenced today.

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced Yinusa Dahiru to a 26- year imprisonment for abducting and forcing a teenager, Ese Oruru into marriage.

The long-awaited judgement was delivered on Thursday by Justice Jane Inyang.

Jane acquitted Dahiru on Count one but jailed him five years (count two), seven years (count three) seven years (count four) and seven years, (count five).

According to the judge, the sentences would run concurrently.

Eseoghene Rita Oruru was abducted on August 12, 2015, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital and spirited out to Kano, where she was impregnated and then converted into a ‘wife’ by Yunusa Dahiru, (aka Yellow), in clear violation of civil law and without the consent of the parents.

The incident attracted a strong condemnation and compelled the Federal Government, which directed the then Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to locate and return Ese to her family in Bayelsa State. The IGP was further directed to prosecute Dahiru before a competent court in Yenagoa under the relevant extant laws.

Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced Yinusa Dalhiru to 26 years imprisonment for abducting then 14-year-old teenage girl, Ese Oruru, from her home in Bayelsa state to Kano state where he got married to her and impregnated her.
Man who abducted teenage girl, Ese Oruru, from Bayelsa and took her to Kano where he forcefully married and impregnated her, sentenced to 26 years imprisonment
Ese made news in 2015 after the story of her abduction by Yinusa was widely reported. Yinusa had met the 14 -year-old Ese at her mother's shop where he and his peers go to buy food. He abducted and took her to Kano on August 12th, 2015 where he forcefully married her and had her name changed to Aisha after she was converted to a Muslim.
After months of outcry from her parents and Human rights activists, she was returned to Bayelsa in March 2016, pregnant with a child. She was delivered of her baby girl on May 26th, 2016.
Ese in an interview said she did not know how she followed him to Kano.
Yinusa was arrested and arraigned in court on charges bordering on child trafficking, child abuse, rape, kidnap, infringement of right of religion, and holding a person against their will.
After four years of litigation, Justice Inyang on Thursday morning  May 21, convicted him and sentenced him to 26 years in prison.  

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