Father of the then 13-year-old girl, Ese Oruru, who was abducted and taken to Kano where she was allegedly raped, forcibly Islamised and married off without her parents’ consent, Charles Oruru, has cried out over government’s failed promises.
The aggrieved father said all the promises made by the governments of Bayelsa and Delta states with regard to Ese’s scholarship are yet to be fulfilled.
Ese was allegedly abducted on 12th August, 2015 at her mother’s shop in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by a man named Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow) and taken to Kano.
She was rescued on February 29, 2016, by the Kano State Police and placed in the custody of the government. It was later found out that she was five months’ pregnant with her abductor’s child.
Charles spoke with Punch on Thursday, saying,
“A lot of things have happened. As Ese was delivered of her baby, three months after, some people attempted to steal the baby but God helped us, they did not succeed.
“After that incident, I had to fight to take Ese and the baby from there. So, we have taken them to Ughelli in Delta State. I am the only one living in Yenagoa. As they left, I started making efforts to get the scholarship the Bayelsa State Government promised Ese after giving birth.