The Nigeria Police on Thursday said the alleged abductor of a Bayelsa teenager, Ese Oruru, had 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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