Rights Activist, Annkio Briggs, alleges poor prosecution of Ese Oruru’s case by Police

Annkio Briggs
Annkio Briggs

Annkio Briggs, renowned human rights and minority rights activist on Monday alleged lack of diligent prosecution of Yunusa Dahiru who is standing trial before the Federal High Court in Yenagoa.

Mr. Dahiru (alias Yunusa Yellow) was on March 8, 2016 charged with abduction, kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation by the Police.

Mr. Dahiru had pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him supported by a fortified legal team of six solicitors.

Ms. Briggs, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, shortly after Mr. Dahiru was granted bail in the sum of N3 million wondered why the defence team was more fortified.

She charged the police to live up to expectation and draft more lawyers to beef up the legal team to prosecute the case.

“I am not at all satisfied at the way this matter is going, this is a very sensitive case, if it was someone that went to Kano to abduct a 13-year old, the country would have been on fire by now.

“The Bayelsa and Delta state governors have not done anything to support the prosecution of this matter, abandoning the prosecution to the Police, who from what I saw in court , is not good enough.

“How come Yunusa, a Keke driver has a more formidable legal team comprising of good lawyers. I hear the defense team has up to 10 lawyersMs. Is he the one hiring the lawyers?,” Briggs asked.

PREMIUM TIMES recalls that six lawyers, led by Kayode Olaosebikan, appeared for Mr. Dahiru at the last court hearing.

Mr. Olaosebikan, in the arguments over bail application, punctured the points adduced by the prosecution which opposed the bail application..

Speaking after the court session, lead counsel to the accused, Mr. Olaosebikan, said the ruling on his client’s bail application was justified as the offence for which he was being tried was bailable.

He however declined comments on speculations that he was being retained by powerful interest groups to defend Mr. Dahiru, who ordinarily would not be able to afford the services of six lawyers.

“I cannot comment on that because it is a confidential information between me and my client, but I can only say that this is not a pro bono case.

“I was briefed by Yunusa to defend him, that is all I can say,” the lawyer said.


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  • amazing2012

    Hear her “….. this is a very sensitive case, if it was someone that went to Kano to abduct a 13-year old, the country would have been on fire by now”. Who told you Kano people has time for any girl who felt she is up to following a man, then to bothered about her ? It is your people that has no time to be shouting like dogs on issue as if other daughters of yours are not prostituting and no one say a word about it.

    Human right activist ? What are you doing with baby factories at your back yard ? What are you doing with under age prostitutes from SS and SE here in Lagos ? If Aisha followed that boy as boy friend/girl friend (prostitution) no body will complain.

    Finally, if you are not happy, please provides SANs for the police.

    • Otile

      Cursed Son of Ishmael, you know, the devil has taken the hindmost part of you. Why do you people revel in pedophile? Is it because nabi Mohammed has given it to you as a reward for believing his hallucinations?

      This is ridiculous, a formidable legal team made up of 10 best lawyers North and SW can afford to defend a hopeless pedophile! Till date not even one lawyer has been found to defend 500 maimed and murdered citizens at Agatu. Child rape must be a very important reward for perverted Northern Moslems. Despicable.

      • Musbau Hamzat

        Pls do not go to any religion issue, this is a love affairs between two teenagers. A lot of such is happening every where. If you know more about religion of Islam you will not be insulting the Great and unique, only acceptable religion by God – Almight Allah. Only if you want to put the curse of God on yourself. Do not point accussing finger on our dear Prophet Mohammed as u did not read about him. The interligent pple in the word respect in and give his the Greatest person in the word. U that are nothing and do not research only “den dey say”. Take your time and read Quran and Hadith to know much about Islam intead ot putting wrath of God on yourself. This is a challenge on you for better in this world and hereafter.

        • Alamu

          Yinusa or Yunusa is not a teenager. Stop the falsehood please. His father already told you he is 25, and that he also added he was “houseboy” to the Orurus for 10 years. Did he leave Kano when he was 7?

    • Ade

      you reason like my granny dog, which I think is better than you by far.

      you are so pathetic, islamic has made you reason like a pig

      • Bidemi Lukman

        Are you saying the guy does not have right to good lawyers? Tell Annkio to get good lawyers for gov to prosecute the guy

  • Bidemi Lukman

    Premiuntimes, publish my comments if you are truthful