Parents of Miss Ese Oruru, the 14 year old minor allegedly abducted from Bayelsa State last August and taken to Kano where she was allegedly forced into marriage , yesterday cried out to the Delta and Bayelsa State Government to assist in returning their daughter back to school as her continued stay in Police protective custody is no longer conducive.
Mr. and Mrs. Oruru,who made this known yesterday at the premises of the Federal High Court in Yenagoa, lamented that it was an irony of sorts that while the accused was enjoying freedom on bail, the victim was being denied freedom under the guise of protection.
They insist that the conditions that Ese and her baby were kept is not conducive for the welfare of the mother and her baby. Miss Ese Oruru 14, gave birth to a baby girl on May 25, 2016 while in Police care at the Police Officers Mess in Yenagoa.
The father of Ese Oruru, Mr Charles Oruru, expressed sadness over his daughter’s stay at the police officers mess with the new born baby.
Mr. Oruru said that Ese is suppose to be in school,”My daughter has beenyearning and even crying to go back to school as her classmates are now ahead of her, she has lost a whole year to this saga and she is still in Police protective custody while the acused is enjoying freedom on bail.”
“I am begging the Delta govt. Nigeria and the world at large to come to our aide. Nowadays without education one is going to nowhere, so she is not doing anything in their custody, while the accused move freely and she is
Suffering at the place. I have called on the Delta govt. to assist because I have five children which Ese is the second to the last child, so my state should come to my family aide,”
The mother of Ese, Mrs Rose Oruru, said her daughter is not properly taken care of as one nursing a baby with regards to nutrition and psychological care in a homely environment.
“People from Bayelsa have been assisting us and even the police officers, we want to leave there to our house because the place (Police Officers Mess) is not a good place to stay and bring up a new born baby.We are just abandoned in a room that we are not even allowed to go out, we stay with our trash bin which is smelling , we and the new born baby are compelled to breathe the offensive smell”.
“So the world should note that we are been marginalise for no reason, as the boy Yunusa is still owing me some money after taken my daughter to Kano to impregnate her for me,” she
Meanwhile , the on Monday continued hearing of the case of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor against the accused, Yunusa Dahiru, was adjourned till December 8th,2016.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Kayode Olaosebikan who was in court with Yunusa who has been granted bail said no information was given as to the reason for the court’s failure to sit. He, said the case has been adjourned till December 8 for further hearing of the matter.