Abducted teenager reportedly 5 months pregnant
The teenager was said to be noticeably pregnant despite an attempt to cover her protruding belly with a hijab.
The teenager was said to be noticeably pregnant despite an attempt to cover her protruding belly with a hijab, according to Vanguard citing very reliable sources.
Ese is further said to have undergone a test at the Police Medical Facility in Abuja leading to the discovery of her pregnancy.
Her condition reportedly led Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase to change plans to transport her to Bayelsa by road.
The teenager has been reunited with her mother and is expected to return to Bayelsa by air today, March 2, 2016.
Ese’s case has led to widespread outrage around the country since news of her abduction, which took place in August 2015, went public. She was also said to have been forced into marriage and converted to Islam by Yinusa.
The abduction has also been surrounded by much controversy due to the involvement of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Earlier Media reports had it that Yinusa was being protected by persons within the Emir’s palace.
The claim was further strengthened after Arase said that he couldn’t save the girl without Sanusi’s intervention. The Emir however told Punch that he had ordered that Ese be returned home since September 2015.
“I ordered her repatriation since September 2015 through the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 1. But to my surprise, the issue is still in between the Sharia Commission, Hisbah (religious police) and the Police,” Sanusi said.
“Ese is under aged and she can’t be married off as an under aged. Every Muslim also knows that marriage can’t be without guidance. She must be taken back to her parents; she can only marry when she reaches the age of 18 years,” Sanusi added.
Meanwhile, Ese has reportedly said that she wasn’t abducted but went with Yinusa of her own accord.
“No. I am not abducted by anybody,” the teenager supposedly said in an audio recording obtained by Premium Times. "My name is Aisha Chuwas. I am 17-year-old. I came here to be a Muslim and I will stay here,” she added.
Ese’s parents have however maintained that she is 14-years-old despite her claim to be 17. Meanwhile, the age of her abductor is still in dispute.
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