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Abduction Of Ese Oruru Prevented Her From Writing Junior WAEC-Teacher

 

By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio,

Yenagoa – As Bayelsans await the return of Ese Oruru, the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri has urged the members of the State House of Assembly to protect the children of the state including the abducted Miss Ese Oruru from violence and molestation with the passage into law the Child Rights Bill before them.

Also, Mrs Arise Douye, Ese class teacher has described her as a brilliant student and that her abduction prevented her from writing junior WAEC.

Justice Kate Abiri, Wednesday in Yenagoa during the Bayelsa Assembly Public Hearing on Child Rights Bill, expressed concern over the non-passage of the Child Rights Bill into law, describing the non passage of the Bill as making children vulnerable to attacks and molestations.

Kidnapped girl Ese Oruru's mother Rose Oruru looks on at the police headquarters in Abuja, on March 02, 2016. Police authorities have reunited kidnapped 14 years old Christian girl Ese Oruru with her mother at its headquarters in Abuja. Ese Oruru was abducted from her southern Bayelsa State home and taken to northern Nigerian town of Kura by her Muslim lover, Yunusa Dahiru, who forced her into marriage and converted her to Islam. / AFP

Ese Oruru’s mother at police HQs in Abuja

Police authorities have reunited kidnapped 14 years old Christian girl Ese Oruru with her mother at its headquarters in Abuja. Ese Oruru was abducted from her southern Bayelsa State home and taken to northern Nigerian town of Kura by her Muslim lover, Yunusa Dahiru, who forced her into marriage and converted her to Islam. / AFP

Justice Abiri also called on the State Assembly to ensure that the language used in the law are simple and easy to understand by the people, “the simpler the language of the law, the better for the people.”

Abiri however called the attention of the State Legislators and other stakeholders to the existence of some limitations in the Nigerian laws that limit prosecutions of those that violate the children,” take the case of defilement laws in the criminal code. If you do not prosecute the culprit in two months, the case will be discharged.” More so, Mrs Arise Douye, a mother three and Ese class teacher noted with sadness the plight of the Oruru’s family describing her as a brilliant student.

Douye who is JSS III teacher said: “Ese was a brilliant student, I got to know about her brilliancy when I compiled their results. When she was abducted, initially, I did not know because during the junior WAEC, we were expecting to see her, but she did not write and we started asking questions amongst ourselves.

“But nobody seems to know anything about her, of the truth, I didn’t know her parents and there was nowhere to contact her parents, not until three weeks ago the father came to the school to get her data, and introduced himself as Ese’s father and said that she has been abducted and the police asked him to bring evidence of the girl. I now checked my register and saw her name there. It was then at the principal office that we saw the day of her admission and age. It was then we discover that she was born on the 22nd of February, 2002.

“She is a very humble girl; her case has never come to the staff room unlike some students. She has never been flogged and I have never raised a cane to flog her sine I know her and to the best of my knowledge no teacher has flogged her. We have some good students that know why they are here, they are always in class to learn, the same as Ese and her friends, they are always reading their books when the teacher is not in class. We know the students because we teach them and compiled their results. She is this jovial type, she doesn’t fight or quarrel. I am not saying this because of what has happen, I know her well. If it were to be a rough child I will say it and society will not hold me responsible. But I am saying this because I know Ese.”

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3 thoughts on “Abduction Of Ese Oruru Prevented Her From Writing Junior WAEC-Teacher

  1. Its only a capricious society that lets its young slip into the hands of religious fanaticism;only a failed state will allow this even after it was first reported by the Sun Newspaper in December,2015.That the National Police failed after Emir Sanusi ordered her return to her parents and the state police authorities in particular failed to give fillip to the Emir’s express instructions shows complicity in this matter.It galls that the medical report that suggests her to be five months pregnant makes it even maddening for me personally.Indeed Nigeria sinks lower and lower into the morass of indecency and moral torpidity all on the alter of religious hubris that makes one greater than the other.If not,why the forceful conversion of a minor and the willing complicity of a Sharia Commission;treating the little girl as a trophy to be hoisted on the petard of perfidy.It diminishes me greatly,just as it diminishes us all who call ourselves Nigerians wherever we may be on the surface of this earth.Miss Ese Rita Oruru is permanently damaged..My only hope is that she is able to pick up the pieces of her remaining life with the help of rigorous counselling-religious and psychological.The prognoses are ominous to say the least.

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