Ese Remains In Police Custody As Father Confirms Pregnancy

The father of Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted, forcefully converted to Islam and married by Yinusa Dahiru, a Kano indigene, yesterday confirmed everyone’s worst fears that his teenage daughter had been impregnated possibly by her abductor.

Charles Oruru, in a brief conversation with newsmen, confirmed that his daughter was truly pregnant, but added that he had left the next course of action on her abduction to the government and law enforcement agencies.

He said however that his daughter was hale and hearty, though he expressed his profound sadness that the issue had become more complex with the pregnancy.

Both parents, Rose and Charles, who have become the cynosure of all eyes since the saga attained national prominence, had deserted their family home located in Opolo, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

It was learnt that they stayed away to stave off media interest in the issue that has dominated national discourse in the last one week.

A visit to the family house showed that the entire area occupied by the Orurus was under lock and key. Their neighbours said no member of the family had been seen since the break of dawn yesterday.
But reporters were eventually able to get through to Charles Oruru, whose phone number was switched off most of on Thursday.

“My daughter is hale and hearty. I have seen her and she’s very fine,” Mr Oruru said. When pressed further whether the rumour was true that his daughter was pregnant, he said: “That is it.”

Oruru, who is in his fifties, was obviously agitated by the questions and sought a quick end to the conversation, but not before he added that he had left the prosecution of the young man to the authorities.

Credit: Thisday

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