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Ese Oruru should be in School, not in Police Custody – Father
The father of abducted and impregnated Ese Oruru, Mr. Charles Oruru, has kicked against the continued stay of his daughter with her baby in the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
Besides expressing sadness at the development, he said that Ese ought to have returned to school, which her abduction and subsequent forced marriage to Yunusa Dahiru in Kano, made her to stop.
Fourteen-year-old Ese was abducted in Bayelsa in August 2015 and taken to Kano where her abductor Yunusa Dahiru, forced her into marriage and impregnated her.
Ese gave birth to a baby girl on May 25, 2016 while in Police care at the Police Officers Mess in Yenagoa and has since remained there.
Her father, on Monday flayed the police for putting his daughter and her baby in protective custody since then instead of allowing her to continue with her education.
He spoke after the Federal High Court, Yenagoa adjourned Ese Oruru’s abduction case till December 8, 2016.
Mr. Oruru said it was an irony of sorts that while the accused is enjoying his freedom on bail, Ese is being detained under the guise of protection.
He lamented that the conditions under which Ese and her baby were kept were not conducive for the welfare of the mother and her baby.
Dahiru was arraigned on March 8, 2016 before the Federal High Court, Yenagoa on charges of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.
The mother of Ese, Mrs. Rose Oruru, said her daughter was not properly taken care of as one nursing a baby with regards to nutrition and psychological care in a homely environment.
“The people of Bayelsa have been assisting us and even the police officers. We want to leave there to our house because the place (Police Officers’ Mess) is not a good place to stay and bring up a new born baby.
“We are just abandoned in a room that we are not even allowed to go out. We stay with our trash bin which smells. We and the new baby are compelled to breathe the offensive smell,” she lamented.
Counsel to the accused, Mr. Kayode Olaosebikan, who was in court with Yunusa, said the case was adjourned till December 8 for further hearing of the matter.