Judge’s absence again stalls Ese Oruru’s trial


The absence of Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court on Monday again stalled the trial of Yunusa Dahiru who allegedly abducted Ese Oruru in Bayelsa.

Dahiru alias Yellow was arraigned on March 8, 2016.
He is standing trial on a five-count of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of the 14-year-old girl.
Nganjiwa adjourned to June 2 for hearing on the substantive suit, having granted the prosecution request to take the evidence of Ese in private.
The case was further fixed for Dec. 8, 2016, and is yet to be heard since then.
The trial was stalled again on Monday when the trial Judge did not sit.
Ese Oruru, a minor, was allegedly abducted by Dahiru in August 2015, taken to Kano State, converted to Islam and married off without the consent of her parents.
Oruru, already pregnant when rescued, was reportedly delivered of a baby girl in May 2016 at the Bayelsa Government House Clinic, Yenagoa, while in Police protective custody.
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