Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has ignited a ray of hope for controversially abducted teenager, Ese Oruru, with the assurance that the Delta State government would ensure her “total rehabilitation and integration into the society”.

Fourteen-year old Miss Ese Oruru, who hails from Delta State, has been a subject of national discourse following her reported abduction from Yenagoa in Bayelsa State to Kano State in August 2016 by one commercial tricycle operator, Yunusa, alias Yellow.

The said Yunusa allegedly forcibly converted her to Islam and “married” he, with the young girl found to be five months pregnant when the police in Kano eventually rescued her few days ago.

However, a Delta State government delegation which visited the Oruru family in their Yenagoa residence, conveyed the reassuring message from Okowa.

A statement made available to THISDAY in Asaba on Thursday said that the delegation was made up of the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, the Commissioner for Special Duties (Government House), Chief Henry Siakpra, and the Chief of Staff, Government House Asaba, Mr Tam Brisibe.