13 year-old Bayelsan girl, Ese Rita Oruru, who was kidnapped by her lover for a forced marriage ) has now been found!
She was reportedly rescued in Kano today by the Inspector general of police, Arase.
minor to Kano on August 12, 2015, from her mother’s shop in Opolo
Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
Oruru, had gone out on the day leaving Ese and her siblings in the shop.
Yinusa seized the girl in her absence.
Rose’s attempts to seek the
release of the girl at the Emir of Kano’s (Sanusi Lamido’s) palace,
where she was reportedly kept met a stiff resistance.
time, to Kano where she was allegedly converted to Islam and forcefully
when her parents made the shocking discovery, trips to Kano, the
involvement of the police and efforts to get the Emir of Kano, Mallam
Lamido Sanusi, at whose palace the girl is believed to be held to
resolve the matter and ensure the return of the 14-year-old to her
parents have been resisted by those responsible for the abduction.
and, therefore, was no longer her daughter, her father was told that his
daughter was an 18-year-old adult and not 14, hence she was capable of
making decisions for herself.
Ekeki Police Station, Yenagoa, and to the Kwani Police Station, Kano,
and sought the IGP’s intervention since last year without success
angered many Nigerians.