Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
Miss Ese Oruru, the teenager who was allegedly abducted and impregnated by Yunusa Dahiru, a Kano indigene, has given birth to a baby girl in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The 14-year old youngster, it was gathered, was delivered of the baby on Thursday about 10.15 in the morning at the State Government House Clinic in the state capital.
Her father, Charles Oruru, obviously elated by the news, confirmed yesterday that the young girl who was in Junior Secondary School at the time she was taken away, was in a good state after going through the early morning labour stress.
Ese was allegedly abducted in Bayelsa State last August and taken to Kano where she was converted to lslam and married off without the consent of her parents.
Since she returned to Yenagoa following outcry by members of the public and pressure mounted by the media, she has lived at the Police Officers’ mess in Yenagoa in custody of the police authorities in the state.
Oruru, Ese’s father told THISDAY that the family was excited about the latest addition to the family, despite the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy.
He added that the baby and the mother were doing well, adding that the young girl gave birth without much trouble.
‘’ Yes, my daughter gave birth in the morning around a quarter past 10. The mother and the child are well. She gave birth to herself (a baby girl). We are very happy that she gave birth safely’’, Oruru said.
Ese’s abduction case is currently before federal high Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, where her alleged kidnapper, Dahiru is facing a five-count charge, including kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Dahiru has been in prison custody unable to fulfil the bail conditions slammed by the court headed by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa.