Police transfer Ese Oruru’s alleged abductor to Bayelsa

Yunusa Yellow,alleged  abductor of Ese Oruru
Yunusa Yellow,alleged abductor of Ese Oruru

The Nigeria Police on Thursday said the alleged abductor of a Bayelsa teenager, Ese Oruru, ha​d​ been taken to Bayelsa State to face charges.

Yunusa ​Dahiru was taken alongside Miss Oruru from Kano to Abuja on Tuesday after the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, ordered the transfer of the case to the nation’s capital.

Responding to PREMIUM TIMES request on Thursday, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police, Bisi Kolawole, said Mr.

​Dahiru, also known as Yunusa Yellow, was transferred to Bayelsa where he would face charges at the conclusion of investigation.

“As soon as investigation is concluded, he will be charged to the appropriate court. He is right now in Bayelsa,” she said.

Huwaila Mohammed, ​a lawyer, who spoke to Ese Oruru at the police station in Kano, ​​urged the police to ​give Mr. Dahiru a fair trial and access to his lawyers, saying his continued detention without trial is ​a ​violation of his fundamental rights.

“He has been in detention since 29th of February, 2016, without releasing him on bail or presenting him before any court of competent jurisdiction to answer any charge against him.

“This is an infringement of his fundamental rights under Section 35 (4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“His continued detention without access to his lawyers, members of his immediate family without any lawful justification is also a violation and contravention of his fundamental right as provided by 35, 36 and 41 of the Constitution and Article 6, 7 and 18 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act Cap A9 LFN 2004),” the lawyer added.

Miss Oruru was reunited with her family on Wednesday.


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  • Okafor

    Abductor’s human rights! Let’s see how it goes. For 8 months no one considers the 14 year-old’s human rights. That’s reminds of Dasuki’s human rights

  • TrueNigerian

    Such human rights lawyer must be sentimental. Which human rights have been given to the 14-year old minor which the suspect claimed it was marriage not upduction? This suspect must answer for his crime to serve as deterrent to others who have always hidden under religion to perpetrate crimes like this. If it were the other way round, it would have become an international issue. Someone somewhere thinks those who belong to the other religion are dummies who do not know their rights. Nigerians should refuse to accept the superiority of one religion over the other.

  • Whentong

    He never gave Miss Oruru any chance to “defend” herself… Let him bear the brunt of his action…

  • DOD

    Yunusa should be shot in the head

    • Epsilon_Delta

      And in the dick too!