Justice Jane Inyang ruling in 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 and impregnated her.
Ese Oruru made news about five years ago after the story of her abduction by Yinusa was widely reported — Yinusa had at the time, 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 eventually returned to Bayelsa in March 2016, pregnant with a child — shee 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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Franky JP Chijioke
Only ?what about the emotional trauma caused . This girl will be emotionally drained for the rest of her life. He should be sentenced to Death by hanging
Bad judgement! Just 26 years!!! He should be sentenced to death by hanging!!!!! What insolence!!!
26years imprisonment is not enough. That cheap and useless thing he put between his 2 legacy should be cut off. Did he knew the pains Nd agony he caused the oruru family? God punish him. Wicked man
Ransome Mgbeahuru Chinonso
well If the sentences run concurrently, then he’ll be spending seven years in jail which, to me, this is to small compared to what this man must have done to this young lady.
The north should know that this their silly act of marrying kids can only be tolerated in their region.
Any attempt to expand their criminal marriage to the other places will be met with stiff resistance.
Girls from the places are more than objects for the other rooms.
Over there, they Don’t Marry Kids And You Guys Should Respect That.
Seven Years Is Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Small
I’ve even forgotten this story thinking they’ll dump it as usual but no. Well done to them.
But then the young girl….. It is well.
Everybody is a sinner, that you have not been convicted doesn’t mean you are righteous… Learn from this make good part for yourself.