Justice Inyang ruling in the federal high court in Bayelsa State has sentenced one Yinusa Dalhiru to 26 years imprisonment for abducting then 14-year-old teenage girl, Ese Oruru.
According to reports, Yinusa abducted her from her home in Bayelsa State.
Ese’s story got to the news about five years ago after her abduction by Yinsua was widely reported. Yinsua had at that time, met Ese at her mother’s shop where he and his friends go to buy some food.
He kidnapped her and took her to Kano on August 12th, 2015 where he forcefully married her, changed her name, and converted her to a Muslim.
After months of searching from her parents and human rights activists, she was returned to her state in March 2016, pregnant with a child. She delivered a baby girl a few months later.
Ese, while in an interview, explained that she did not know how she followed him to Kano. Yinusa was arraigned in court on charges bordering on child trafficking, child abuse, rape, kidnap, holding a person against their will, and some others.
After four years of litigation, Justice convicted Yinusa and sentenced him to 26 years in prison on the 21st of May.