A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa , the Bayelsa State capital has convicted Yunusa Dahiru for the abduction of Ese Oruru.
Justice Jane Inyang sentenced Dahiru to 26 years in prison in a judgment she delivered on Thursday .
The abduction of Ese , the youngest child of Charles Oruru and Rose Oruru , occurred on 12 August , 2015 at her mother ’ s shop in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State .
Ese , who was 13 years old at the time , was abducted by a man named Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow) and taken to Kano , where she was allegedly raped, forcibly converted into Islam and married off without her parents’ consent .
On February 29 , 2016 , Ese was reportedly rescued by the Kano State Police and placed in the custody of the government .
She was later revealed to be five months ’ pregnant with her abductor ’ s child after being released .
Dahiru was arraigned on March 8 , 2016 before the Federal High Court , Yenagoa , on charges of criminal abduction , illicit sex, sexual exploitation , and unlawful carnal knowledge of the minor .
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