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|BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by Brytawon(m): 9:35am On Mar 01, 2016|
Ese Oruru, the teenager who was
abducted from her Bayelsa home and
moved to Kano for a forced marriage to
one Yunusa Yellow, has left Kano and is
on her way to the police headquarters in
Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, PREMIUM
TIMES can authoritatively report.
The spokesperson for the Zone 1 Police
Command, Rabilu Ringim, told a
PREMIUM TIMES reporter who visited
his office that a police team conveying
Miss Oruru to the police headquarters in
Abuja left Kano by road at 6 a.m. on
The team, he said, comprised an
assistant commissioner of police and
other top ranking officers who were
travelling under tight security.
“They are on their way already, and the
parents are expected in Abuja today
where they would be reunited,” Mr.
Ringim said. “She is being taken to
Abuja based on the express instruction
of the IG.”
The police spokesperson said Miss Oruru
was taken for thorough medical check
late Monday night to enable her to
commence her journey back home early
on Tuesday morning.
Mr. Ringim also later told another
PREMIUM TIMES reporter on telephone
that the teenager indeed claimed she was
17 in several conversations with the
He said she also claimed she feared for
her life if allowed to return to her
parents in Bayelsa, but that the Assistant
Inspector General of Police in charge of
the Zone, Shuaibu Gambo, assured that
no one would harm her.
Reports say Miss Oruru was abducted
from her Bayelsa home about eight
months ago, and her parents, after
trailing her to Kano, battled for months
to have her back. They did not succeed.
Her case however caught the attention of
the Nigerian authorities and citizens
after the PUNCH newspaper did a
detailed story on the matter on Sunday.
In an audio clip obtained exclusively by
PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, Miss Oruru
was heard telling a security official that
she was not abducted, and would like to
remain in Kano.
The police initially prevaricated in
taking a decision on her release based
on that claim, a development that irked
A number of human rights activists and
lawyers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES
on Monday unanimously said Miss
Oruru should be reunited with her
parents without delay.
On Tuesday morning, a rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), called on Nigerian authorities to immediately commence the prosecution of Yunusa Yellow, the man who allegedly abducted the minor from her Bayelsa home, and took her to Kano for underage marriage.
In a statement Tuesday morning by its
Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola,
MURIC said Yunusa’s action “violated the
law and caused a Christian family to go
through a traumatic period.”
Mr Akintola, a professor, said the
alleged abductor should be charged to
court in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State
capital, and then before a Sharia court
in Kano if it is proven that he had canal
knowledge of the girl.
|Re: BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by HungerBAD: 9:36am On Mar 01, 2016|
This story is confusing to me.
I give up.
|Re: BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by isan(m): 10:03am On Mar 01, 2016|
Premium times trying to cover up the truth. Shame
|Re: BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by Brytawon(m): 10:08am On Mar 01, 2016|
Religion is the biggest scam that has ever
befallen mankind. Quote me anywhere.
A minor who who can easily be threatened,
brainwashed or jazzed willingly accepted to
marry her kidnapper? I want to believe something
|Re: BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by DONSMITH123(m): 10:22am On Mar 01, 2016|
|Re: BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by DONSMITH123(m): 10:23am On Mar 01, 2016|
|Re: BREAKING: Abducted Bayelsa Girl Leaves Kano Under Tight Security by OnankpaBa(m): 11:24am On Mar 01, 2016|
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