“We’ve Been Abandoned.” Abducted Ese Oruru’s Father Laments

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Father of the then 13 year old Ese Oruru who was abducted and taken to Kano where she was allegedly raped and forcibly Islamised and married off without parents’ consent, has disclosed that the family has been abandoned.

Mr Charles Oruru made known that all the promises made by Bayelsa and Delta state governments as well as some Non-Governmental Organisations with regards to his daughters’ scholarship has not been fulfilled.

The youngest child of Charles & Rose Oruru, Ese, was abducted on 12 August, 2015 at her mother’s shop in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

13 year old Ese 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, she was rescued by the Kano State Police and placed in the custody of the government.

After being released, Ese was confirmed five months pregnant.

Mr Oruru disclose that he had to relocate his daughter, Ese and her baby to Ughelli, Delta State after realising that all the promises made were false.

He recalled that three months after Ese was delivered of her baby, some persons allegedly attempted to ‘steal’ the baby at the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa where Ese and the baby were domiciled then.



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