Ese Oruru: Mother and child in stable condition-Father

Mr Charles Oruru, father of Ese, the teenager who was allegedly
abducted and impregnated by Yunusa Dahiru, a Kano indigene, confirmed
on Thursday that the young girl who gave birth to a baby girl in
Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was in a stable condition.
The 14-year old youngster, it was gathered, was delivered of the baby
at about 10.15 in the morning at the State Government House Clinic in
the state capital.
Obviously elated by the news, Mr Oruru confirmed yesterday that the
young girl who was in Junior Secondary School at the time she was
taken away, was in a good state 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 lslam and married off without the
consent of her parents.
Since she returned to Yenagoa following outcry by members of the
public and pressure mounted by the media, she has lived at the Police
Officers’ mess in Yenagoa in custody of the police authorities in the
state.
Oruru, Ese’s father told our correspondent that the family was
excited about the latest addition to the family, despite the
circumstances surrounding her pregnancy.
He added that the baby and the mother were doing well, adding that the
young girl gave birth without much trouble.
‘’ Yes, 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 federal high Court in
Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, where her alleged kidnapper, Dahiru is facing
a five-count charge, including  kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge
and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Dahiru has been in prison custody unable to fulfil the bail conditions
slammed by the court headed by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa.
Before today’s incident, she was expected to give evidence in private
when the hearing of the case comes up on the 2nd of June.