Ese was abducted from Bayelsa State by one Yinusa and taken to Kano State where she remained till she returned home March 2, 2016.
Teenager’s dad confirms pregnancy, says she was raped
14-year-old Ese has also said that she doesn’t remember making the journey to Kano with her abductor, Yinusa.
Reports of her pregnancy filtered out after she was reunited with her mother in Abuja.
“My daughter is pregnant. Everything you read about her is true,” Ese’s father, Charles Oruru told The Nation.
“She was raped. This is a case of rape because she is a minor. We are going to pursue this matter and the law will take its full course.
“God knows why he allowed it to happen. But we believe that it will be better at last. I don’t want to talk further now. I will talk in due course,” he added.
Ese has also said that she doesn’t remember making the journey to Kano with Yinusa.
The abduction has 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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