NHRC Urges Police To Prosecute Abductors Of Ese


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, to ensure that all those involved in the abduction of Ese Oruru, are prosecuted in accordance with the law.

The Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Professor Bem Angwe, commended Exchanging views with the IGP in Abuja on Wednesday, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and all other Nigerians, who rallied support towards the release of the 14-year old girl.

The Executive Secretary, who was represented at the occasion by the Senior Special Assistant, Mr Lambert Oparah, condemned in strong terms, the abduction of Ese, stressing that the action was highly reprehensible and contravened Section 21 of the Child’s Rights Act.

Mr Angwe said that the Commission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring the prosecution of those involved in the dastardly act.

On the request of the Executive Secretary about the protection of the girl, the IGP in his response, assured the NHRC that the abductor and all other actors in the abduction saga would be brought to deserved justice.

Ese was allegedly abducted in August 2015 and moved to Kano for forced marriage. She was freed on Monday night, following a directive by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to the Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Mohammed Katsina.