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Ese Oruru’s abductor gets 26 years jail term

Yinusa Dahiru shortly after being sentenced by Federal High Court in Yenagoa on abduction of Ese Oruru

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has sentenced Yinusa Dahiru, accused of the abduction of 14-year-old Ese Oruru in August 2015 in Bayelsa State to
26 years in prison.

This followed his conviction by the court presided over by Justice Jane Inyang.

Yinusa popularly called “Yellow” was convicted on four out of the five count charges.

Justice Inyang who acquitted the accused on Count one sentenced him to five years on count two, seven years on count three, seven years on count four and seven years on count five on a jail term to run concurrently.

Ese Oruru, then a teenager was abducted and taken to Kano State by Yinusa and where he forcefully married her.

The accused who was arrested in February 2016 after the Police rescued Ese was later arraigned in March 2016 on a five count charge of abduction, illicit sex, unlawful carnal knowledge, sexual exploitation, human trafficking.

The judgement brings to an end four years of trial at the Court.

Alambo Datonye

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