Ese Oruru: Abductor Bags 26 Years Jail Term | CABLE REPORTERS

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In Yenegua, Bayelsa state capital, A federal high court has sentenced a 26 year old Yenusa for 26 years imprisonment for kidnapping and assaulting 13 year old Ese Oruru

13-year-old Ese Oruru was kidnaped, raped, and impregnated by Yunusa Dahiru, a man presumably old enough to be her father.

Ese was later taken to Kano and was found at the Palace of Emir of Kanu,
The incident led to nationwide outrage in 2015 with calls for more of forcefully married teenagers in the Northern part of the country to be freed. 

Presiding judge, Justice Jane Inyang, acquitted the accused on the first count but convicted Dahiru on the remaining four charges.

The judge ruled that the sentence will run consecutively.


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