Yunusa Dahiru, Ese Oruru’s abductor, who was arraigned before Justice Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, today, has opened up on the saga. He claimed responsibility for Ese’s five months old pregnancy and added that Mrs Oruru, the 14-year-old’s mother, knew he was taking her daughter to Kano and was aware of their love, but said Ese’s father was ignorant of the affair. In his words:
“Na me get the belle. But I hear about the belle from police. Dem say it is five months. The Mother know say we dey go Kano. But the Father no no.”
Yunusa, who was charged for the abduction and rape of Ese, further said he had been sleeping with the girl even before he left with her to Kano and that Mrs Oruru was also aware of that.