Yunusa Dahiru, a northern who in August 2015 abducted a 13 year-old girl, Ese Oruru, from Bayelsa State, has been convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison.
Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa, convicted Dahiru in her ruling on Thursday. He was arraigned in 2016 on charges of criminal abduction, illicit s$x, s$xual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of Ese who was still a minor at the time.
Ese was abducted at her mother’s shop in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
She was rescued by the police in Kano where she was allegedly raped, forced to convert to Islam and married off to Dahiru without her parents consent.
At the time of her rescue, Ese was already 5 months pregnant.
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