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Abducted girl, Ese Oruru delivered of baby girl

By Julius Osahon
27 May 2016   |   3:52 am
Rescued 14-year old Ese Oruru gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday in Yenagoa.
Wife of Bayelsa State governor, Mrs. Racheal Dickson carrying Ese Oruru’s new baby while her mother, Rose (centre) looks on

Wife of Bayelsa State governor, Mrs. Racheal Dickson carrying Ese Oruru’s new baby while her mother, Rose (centre) looks on

Rescued 14-year old Ese Oruru has given birth to a baby girl yesterday in Yenagoa.

Ese was allegedly abducted in Bayelsa State in August 2015 and taken to Kano State where she was converted to Islam and married out without her parents’ consent.

Since her return to Yenagoa, she has lived at the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

She was taken to the clinic from the Police Officers’ Mess, where the police, to avoid the prying eyes of the public had kept her.

Her elated father, Charles Oruru, who confirmed the birth of the baby girl to The Guardian on phone, said it was a normal delivery and that baby and the mother are in good condition.

Also confirming the birth, the sister to Ese’s sister, Pat thanked God for the safe delivery, saying she was happy that after the initial fear that the 14-year old may find it difficult during delivery as a result of her age.

The story of Ese, then 13 years of age, began in August 2015, after she disappeared from her home and her mother’s restaurant in the Opolo area of the Bayelsa state capital, Yenagoa.

After weeks of looking for her daughter, the mother declared her missing until she learnt from one of her abductor’s friend that she had been taken to Kano by one Dahiru Yunusa, a commercial tricycle driver popularly known as ‘yellow.’

Ese was said to have gone into labour in the morning and taken to Bayelsa State Government House Clinic where she was delivered of a baby girl.

Ese’s father, Charles said his daughter was delivered of a bouncing baby girl about 10.15am on Thursday.

“Ese and her daughter are hale and hearty. She gave birth to a baby girl at the Government House Clinic, Yenagoa. I just came back from the hospital,” Charles said.

Charles said that they were excited about the latest addition to the family, despite the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy.

Ese’s abduction case is currently before a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, where her alleged kidnapper, Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, is facing five counts of alleged kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Dahiru has been in prison custody unable to fulfil the bail conditions slammed by the court headed by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa.

Before Thursday’s incident, Ese was expected to give evidence in secret when the hearing of the case will come up on June 2.