Thursday, May 21, 2020

Court Sentences Abductor Of Oruru, Dahiru To 26 Years In Prison

The abductor of a teenage girl Ese Oruru, Yinusa Dahiru has been sentenced to 26 years imprisonment by the federal high court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Court Sentences Abductor Of Oruru, Dahiru To 26 Years In Prison

In 2015, Dahiru abducted the 13-year-old Oruru, raped and impregnate her, a man presumably old enough to be her father.

The man later took her away to Kano State where she was later rescued in the palace of the Emir of Kano.

The incident led to national outrage in 2015 with calls for more of forcefully married teenagers in the Northern part of the country to be freed.

Presiding judge, Justice Jane Inyang, acquitted the accused on the first count but convicted Dahiru on the remaining four charges.

The judge ruled that the sentence will run consecutively

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