Police prosecutors of Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yunusa Yellow) alleged abductor of Ese Oruru at the Federal High Court, Yenagoa, on Monday requested the judge to take evidence from the victim behind closed-doors.
Mr. Dahiru was on March 8, 2016 charged with abduction, kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation.
Mr. Dahiru had pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
The Counsel for the prosecution, Kenneth Dika, who made the oral application before the trial judge Justice H. A. Nganjiwa noted that the victim, 14-year old Ese Oruru was a minor and deserved the protection of the courts.
The counsel to Mr. Dahiru, Kayode Olaosebikan, who opposed the application, however urged the court to rule on the pending bail application, which according to him was filed on March 8, 2016.
However, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Dika, who opposed the bail application argued that the accused who was not resident within the court’s jurisdiction, is likely to jump bail.
The judge, who had noted that the lawyers on both sides had failed to provide the authorities they cited to buttress their various arguments before him, adjourned the case to March 21 to enable counsels to provide the authorities.
He ruled that the accused should be remanded in prison custody till March 14, 2016 when he will rule on the bail application.