Ese To Remain In Police Custody As Father Confirms Pregnancy
BEVERLY HILLS, March 03, (THEWILL) – The father of Ese Oruru, the 14-year old girl who was allegedly abducted, converted to Islam and forcibly married by a Kano indigene Yunusa Danladi, on Thursday, confirmed that his daughter was five months pregnant.
Charles Oruru, in a brief conversation with THISDAY, confirmed that his daughter was truly pregnant, but noted that he had left the next line of action for government and Nigeria's security agencies.
He confirmed that her daughter was hale and healthy, though he expressed sadness that the issue was becoming more complex.
“My daughter is hale and healthy. I have seen her and she's very fine.” When pressed further whether it was true that his daughter had been confirmed to be pregnant, he said, “that is it”.
Oruru, who's in his fifties, was obviously agitated by the questions and sought a quick end to the queries, but not before he noted that he had handed the prosecution of the young man to the authorities.
“Everything you have read in the papers is true. You have read it. Be fast about this because I am in a hurry. Have I answered your question?''
An obviously angry Mr Oruru added, '' you ask me what is the next line of action? I have left the boy who did all these to me for the government. Let the government handle his case. Hope you are satisfied now?'', he queried.
However, it was learnt that Ese would remain in the custody of the police in Yenagoa, who have promised to take her through a rehabilitation process and shield her from the public eye till the heat generated by the saga reduces.
A press conference scheduled to hold Thursday afternoon was suddenly deferred by the police authorities, while the Police Spokesman in the state, Asinim Butswat, declined to react to the sudden change of plans.
However, Mr. Peter Ogunyawo, Commissioner of Police in the state had earlier told journalists that “We are just trying to counsel her.”
“As you can see, my wife just finished speaking with her. And that is what we intend doing in the next few days.”
Story by David Oputah