Two months after she regained freedom from abduction and forced marriage, 14 year old Ese Oruru has given birth to a baby girl today, Thursday, May 26, 2016.
1 Ese, who hails from Delta State, was abducted from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State by Yunusa, aka Yellow, a regular customer at her mother’s food stall on August 12, 2015.
2. She spent seven months in her captives’ Kano house, where he forced her into marriage and conversion to Islam while he kept her captive.
3. Since her return to Yenagoa, she has been living at the Police Officers mess in Yenagoa. Ese was said to have gone into labour this morning and was taken to the Government House Clinic where she was delivered of a baby girl.
4. After her rescue following media outcry, the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganguje, condemned the alleged abduction, adding that nobody brought the matter to his attention, noting that he only got to know through the media.
The statement read in part, “The government condemns the actions of the alleged abductor, as it is against the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and teachings of Islam which abhor abduction, forced marriage even with the consent of parents of a girl, be her a minor or adult, and forced conversion to Islam, as the Quran categorically states that ‘there is no compulsion in religion’.
Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng