Ese’s Abduction, A Failing Of The Nigerian State, Says UPU
The Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) has condemned the abduction, marriage and forced conversion to Islam of one of its daughters, Miss Ese Oruru, saying the act was indicative of the failure of Nigerian state to keep to the spirit and letters of the 2003 Child Rights Act.
In a statement at the weekend signed by president of UPU, Joe Omene, the group thanked Nigerians, whose collective outrage forced government into action, which resulted in the return of Ese to her parents in Bayelsa State.
It would be recalled that Ese was abducted by Yunusa from her Bayelsa home seven months ago, but was rescued and reunited with her family last week after a nationwide outcry.
Omene demanded for justice for Ese and her parents, insisting that those involved in her abduction must be brought to account.
According to him, “The Urhobo nation is bitter over the kidnap, abuse, defilement, forceful marriage and conversion of our daughter, a Christian to Islam.”