Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
Ese Oruru, the teenager who was allegedly abducted and impregnated by Yunusa Dahiru, a Kano indigene, has been delivered of a baby girl in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Her baby came on Thursday about 10.15 am at the Government House Clinic in the state capital.
Her elated father, Charles Oruru, confirmed yesterday that the girl, who was in Junior Secondary School at the time she was allegedly abducted, was in good health 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 Islam and married off without the consent of her parents.
Since she returned to Yenagoa following outcry by members of the public and the pressure mounted by the media, she has been in the custody of the police at the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa.
Oruru told THISDAY that the family was excited about the latest addition to the family, despite the circumstances of the child’s birth, adding that the baby and the mother were doing well.
“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 the Federal High Court, sitting in Yenagoa, where her alleged kidnapper, Dahiru, is facing a five-count charge of kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Dahiru has been in prison custody following his inability to fulfil the bail conditions slammed on him by the court headed by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa.
She is scheduled to give evidence in private when the hearing of the case comes up on the 2 June, 2016.