Forceful Marriage: Court sentences Yunusa ‘Yellow’ to 26 years imprisonment over Ese Oruru

443bdaedf7b49de99d8d5f5ca48557fb.jpeg

 

 

Oruru was reportedly abducted by Dahiru in Bayelsa in 2015, taken to Kano State where she was allegedly forcefully married and impregnated by Dahiru.

 

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced Yinusa Dahiru (AKA Yellow) to 26 years imprisonment for child trafficking and sexual exploitation of Ese Oruru.

Oruru was reportedly abducted by Dahiru in Bayelsa in 2015, taken to Kano State where she was allegedly forcefully married and impregnated by Dahiru.

Delivering judgement in the case on Thursday, Justice Jane Inyang, held that Dahiru was not guilty of count one which bothered on abduction.

The judge, however, found him guilty of child trafficking, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge.

He was jailed five years in count two (Child trafficking), seven years in count three (illicit sex), seven years in count four (Sexual exploitation) and seven years in count five (Unlawful carnal knowledge).

The judge, however, held that the sentences should run consecutively, which means the convict will spend a maximum of 26 years in jail, except if he gets his conviction overturned by the appellate court.

The case of Dahiru and Ese generated a lot of reactions in 2015 when it was first reported.

Ese, the daughter of Mr Charles and Rose Oruru, who hail from Uwheru community in Ughelli, Delta State, was allegedly married off to Dahiru without her parents’ consent and subsequently impregnated.

While in Kano, she was reportedly converted to Islam and renamed Aisha.

Ese was later rescued by the police in Kano with a five-month-old pregnancy, allegedly belonging to Dahiru.

Daily Trust

There is love in sharing!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top