Forced Marriage: 14-year-old Ese Oruru Freed

The 14-year-old Ese Oruru who was abducted and forced into marriage, has been rescued from her abductor.

The teenager was rescued following a directive by the Inspector General of Police to the Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Mohammed Katsina to liase with the State’s Emirate Council and relevant persons to ensure Ese was freed.

Confirming the rescue in a telephone chat on Monday, Force Public relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole disclosed that the Inspector General of Police has directed that Ese Oruru be giving protection adding that she will be flown to Abuja tomorrow (Tuesday) to be re-united with her family. Already, it was gathered that the IGP has made arrangements to move the family to Abuja to re-unite with their daughter.

Ese Oruru was allegedly abducted from Bayelsa state and was forcefully married by a man in Kano.

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II had ordered the immediate release of the 14-year-old teenager. He also asked the state sharia commission to liaise with office of the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of police, zone 1 to commence the process of returning girl who was abducted by Yunusa of Kura local government area of Kano state.

According to Vanguard, the emir of Kano, in his first official response since the abduction of the youngster was made public, distanced himself, Kano emirate council from the purported abduction by her suspected lover.

The young lady was allegedly abducted in Opolo, Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa state, by Yunusa in August, 2015.


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