#FreeEse: Ese Oruru Heads For Medical Checkup In Abuja Today To Return To Bayelsa Soon

Date: 01-03-2016 8:05 am (5 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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The teenager, who was allegedly kidnapped from Bayelsa State to Kano, Ese Oruru, said on Monday she was not interested in reuniting with her family, denying reports that she was abducted from her home in Bayelsa State.

In an audio recording obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the girl also said she eloped with her lover to Kano in order to convert to Islam. And that she is 17 years old.

Onome Oruru, Ese’s immediate elder brother, tells ARUKAINO UMUKORO that his sister’s actual age is 14.




How old are you?
I am 16 years old. I was born on Nov 23, 1999.

How did you know?
Because my mother told me so and that is the date I celebrate my birthday every year. I just graduated from secondary school last year here in Bayelsa State, at the age of 16. All my peers are in my age bracket. I am certain of my age because I am old enough to know. Ese and I attend the same school. She was in JSS3 last year when she was taken away.
What will you tell people who claim your sister is 17, and not 14 years old as your mother has said?
It is funny that these people are saying all sorts of things about my sister and her age. Everybody can see it, it is clear. I can’t be 16 years old, and my younger sister will be older than me. How can she be 17 years old, when my immediate elder sister, will clock 19 years old on March 7 this year? We all have about two years’ age difference in between. Ese clocked 14 on February 22.

How did you celebrate her birthday?
Some people came to encourage us. We were happy, but we were sad that our sister was not there with us on her birthday.
 
Do you know the man who took your sister away?
Yes, Yinusa is one of these normal Hausa guys around. We usually call them aboki; they sell things in our area.

Did he look like someone who could abduct your sister?
Not at all; he looked very innocent and went about his business without complaint. When I heard he was the one that abducted my younger sister, I was very shocked and surprised.

If you look at his face, he looks like someone who cannot hurt a fly, and he was sometimes playful. I didn’t believe he could do such a thing. Everybody in the compound knew him because he used to supply water before he became a keke Marwa (tricycle) rider.
Some people also claim that your younger sister said she does not want to come back home to Bayelsa, but that she wants to stay in Kano.
I do not believe them at all. Even if she said that as they claim, then it means they are the ones manipulating her to say such things, because Ese that I know cannot say such a thing.

Ese is that kind of person that does not even want to become a Muslim at all; she would not even dream of it. In school, she was one of the strongest Scripture Union members; I know her very well. Then, she also used to tell me to come and join the SU. She did evangelism during break time most times.

What kind of person is your younger sister?
Ese is still a small girl and cannot decide many things for herself. Ese cannot even wash clothes very well. She likes singing and she was a chorister in the church. She likes preaching and praying. She used to preach to me and my friends. All those things they are saying she said are not true; they are manipulations by those people. I am sad about all of this. I just want my sister back home.

 ‘We’ll believe Ese is free when we see her’
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The parents of 14-year-old Ese Oruru have dismissed says their daughter is 18 years old, and not 14. Ese had been abducted in August 2015 by one Yinusa, aka Yellow, who was a longstanding customer of her mother, Mrs. Rose Oruru, a food vendor in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Yinusa took Ese, who was 13 years old at the time, to Kano where she was allegedly converted to Islam and forcefully married.


Subsequent efforts by her parents to get her released, including a visit to the Emir of Kano’s palace, had met a brick wall.

In an interview with PUNCH on Monday, Ese’s mother, Rose, said her daughter was forced to lie about her age because she had been manipulated by her abductor, Yinusa, and other elements working with him.

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“We do not have an official birth certificate because Ese was born in a nursing home on February 22, 2002, in Opolo, Bayelsa State. We did not have money to go to a regular hospital.
“Ese’s immediate elder sibling, Onome, a boy, was born in November 23, 1999. I always write the date of birth of all my children down,” she told our correspondent on the telephone.
Rose said she had, on the advice of a non-governmental organisation, gone ahead to swear an affidavit to authenticate Ese’s age.

In the same vein, Ese’s father, Charles, said his daughter was 14 years old.


He told Punch that the people that claimed that his daughter was 18 were trying to gain sympathy.

He said:
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“They are all lies. My daughter is 14. They know that Nigerians are now against them and they want to do everything to cover up their crime and make us look like fools. My daughter will never say a thing like that.”
Charles said he would not believe his daughter had been freed until he sees her.


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“I went to see the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa today, and he said my daughter would be released this week. He said when the Emir of Kano returned from his travel, they would release my daughter to the Inspector-General of Police. I was happy, but skeptical because they have said the same thing before, and they did not free my daughter. I won’t believe anything until I see my daughter, Ese, in person. For now, it is still a probability.”
Also, Rose said she would not believe that her daughter had been released as claimed until she sees her.



She said:
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“We have been hearing different rumours, but I won’t believe any of them until I see my daughter. When we went to Kano, the Emir said something about her being released to us, so why should I believe them this time?
But I will be happy to see my daughter back home with me and safe.



The Orurus also expressed gratitude to PUNCH for the campaign to get their daughter released.
“Without PUNCH and the NGO, many Nigerians won’t have known what is happening.
“I thank them a million times and all Nigerians for their prayers and support. I pray that what happened to my daughter will not happen to any of their children,” she said.


Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:05 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
- BournIdentity at 1-03-2016 08:18 AM (5 years ago)
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I saw BT na only 1 person get all dis talk so?
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:18 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kison at 1-03-2016 08:27 AM (5 years ago)
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NTA NEWS..NEXT TIME be careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLL...... .......
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:27 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Oworen25 at 1-03-2016 08:31 AM (5 years ago)
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I believe that she is still young and really need parental advisory as for the young man, he should focus on his business the girl is too small.
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:31 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Haso112 at 1-03-2016 08:39 AM (5 years ago)
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Hmmm, Naija which way, this simple case that just needs simple investigation, just keeps dragging here and there.. This is really bad for the image of this country.
 The brother said the YINUSA guy looks like someone that can't hurt a fly... Well, I ain't surprised because that's how PAEDOPHILES AND PERVERT appear on the outside. The poor girl should be released ASAP and that f***ing YINUSA arrested and charged with ABDUCTION AND HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A MINOR. I wonder what's taking so long, abi EMIR dey involved ni? They have indeed brainwashed the girl....!
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:39 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nonsovin at 1-03-2016 08:39 AM (5 years ago)
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Ok o! Wish him wella sha
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:39 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Haso112 at 1-03-2016 08:39 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Bourn Identity on  1-03-2016 08:18 AM
I saw BT na only 1 person get all dis talk so?

You for try read am, D gurl mama and papa self talk join....!
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:39 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 1-03-2016 08:41 AM (5 years ago)
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Amen oooo. Sanusi if u continue like dis, I doubt if u will last in dat ur throne. U are more educated than d former emir who is late now and yet we never heard any controversy abt him and even his subjects including his children but u, cus u are not d rightful person for dat throne, u are always exposed. U have daughter too and wat happen to dis small girl will not only happen to ur daughters but will be raped and infected wit disease. Nonsense.  
Posted: at 1-03-2016 08:41 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ngfineface at 1-03-2016 09:06 AM (5 years ago)
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Weda 14 or 18is not an issue. The issue on ground is that she was abducted and forced into marriage. Even if the marriage is of mutual consent, the parents are against it. The girl should be returned abeg. Aboki's and dem juju. I pray God neutralize all they have done to the girl to loose her sanity otherwise, she may on her own accord run back to him when freed.
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:06 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- ujmaria at 1-03-2016 09:15 AM (5 years ago)
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I believe the people over there are the one deceiving the girl,if actually she said she does not want to reunite with her parents then she has been charm, in the north love portion substance is been sold in the market, once reunite with her parents she should go for deliverance
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:15 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 9iceclean at 1-03-2016 09:21 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Haso on  1-03-2016 08:39 AM
You for try read am, D gurl mama and papa self talk join....!
I hear u BT dis 1 wey una dey compress comments wey b 3-4paragraph, I go try read am later so my own go reach 10 paragraphs
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:21 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- nametalkam at 1-03-2016 09:24 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: 9ice on  1-03-2016 09:21 AM
I hear u BT dis 1 wey una dey compress comments wey b 3-4paragraph, I go try read am later so my own go reach 10 paragraphs

Lazy bum

Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:24 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- slimmygal at 1-03-2016 09:27 AM (5 years ago)
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make i read finish, i go comment later
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:27 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- BournIdentity at 1-03-2016 09:30 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Daniel Bosai on  1-03-2016 09:24 AM
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Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin I no no wetin do dat newbie wey dey try impersonate me Shocked Grin Nametalkam, I beg, e b like say I don popular 4 here Grin
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:30 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- charisVEC at 1-03-2016 09:34 AM (5 years ago)
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I see,nawaoooo..issokay..al is well
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:34 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SweetDaddy1 at 1-03-2016 09:38 AM (5 years ago)
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The problem here is the Nigerian police, who can't do any thing good because of corruption.
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:38 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- hackynoni111 at 1-03-2016 09:43 AM (5 years ago)
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Wish him well sha..
Posted: at 1-03-2016 09:43 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 1-03-2016 10:25 AM (5 years ago)
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NA WA!!! FOR NAIJA
Posted: at 1-03-2016 10:25 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emma4love3 at 1-03-2016 11:02 AM (5 years ago)
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if note for the intervention  of the emir...errrh
the girl be don become boko haram
property....thank God she is back.....
Posted: at 1-03-2016 11:02 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Oways at 1-03-2016 11:38 AM (5 years ago)
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Kai, aboki them go don finish Ese thing
Posted: at 1-03-2016 11:38 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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