Ese Oruru’s Abductor, Yunusa, Freed On Bail & Reunited With Family

Ese Oruru‘s abductor Yunusa Dahiru who is standing trial on a five-count charge of abducting, inducing by the use of deception and coercion, illicit intercourse, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor has finally been released on bail from the custody of the Okaka prison in Yenagoa.

According to Punch, Dahiru was immediately taken to his state in Kano accompanied with a team of his defence lawyers who usually flew into the state during court proceedings.

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Information gathered revealed that contrary to speculation that no Bayelsa indigene was willing to stand surety for the suspect due to the ethnic and religious sentiments being whipped up, the person who eventually fulfilled the bail conditions was from Bayelsa.

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Yunusa at the airport

Yunusa at the airport

Recall that on the 21st of March, 2016, the Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, reportedly granted Dahiru bail in the sum of N3m with two sureties, (one of the sureties must be a traditional ruler, while the second person must be a civil servant on Grade Level 12 or above).

However, Dahiru’s team of lawyers had been battling to free their client from prison since then due to the stringent bail conditions handed down to the suspect by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa.

Fortunately for Dahiru, the Justice later relaxed the conditions after he was approached by Dahiru’s lawyers that they were unable to meet some of the bail conditions which made the court reduce the bail conditions to a Grade Level 9 civil servant and further granted the prayer of the defence lawyers to also allow any traditional ruler from any community in the country to stand as surety.

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Mr. Kayode Olaosebikan, the lead counsel for the Dahiru confirmed the release of his client, noting that “his people have taken him away.”

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He added that the cross-examination of the teen girl would continue in the next adjourned date.

Ese Oruru who recently welcomed a baby girl is still in the protective custody of the Bayelsa State Police Command, which is responsible for her upkeep in collaboration with the state government.

Her cross-examination by Yunusa’s lawyers will continue on September 13, 2016.

Photo credit: Sahara reporters

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