The Police, on Tuesday, commenced prosecution of the Kano State-born Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, who allegedly abducted the 14-year-old Ese Oruru from Bayelsa State, converted her to Islam and forcefully married her. Yunusa was arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the state capital, amid tight security. He is being prosecuted on a five-count charge of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge.
A Special Police Prosecutor, Kenneth Dika, signed the charge sheet in a suit number FHC/YNG/17c/2016. The charges read to Yunusa stated: “That Yunusa Dahiru a male resident in Opolo-Epie area of Yenagoa in Bayelsa State conspired with the duo of Dankano Mohammed and Mallam Al-Hassan between August 2015 and February, 2016 to commit an offence of abduction and thereby committed offence punishable under section 27(a) of the Trafficking in persons (prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.
“That Yunusa Dahiru abducted Ese Oruru by means of coercion, transported and harboured her in Kano State and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 13(2)(b) of the Trafficking in Persons prohibition Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.