The Nigerian Police Force yesterday dragged Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of 14-year old Ese Oruru before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on a five count charge of criminal abduction, Illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge.
The special police prosecutor, Kenneth Dika, in the charge sheet with suit numbered FHC/YNG/17c/2016, stated that Yunusa Dahiru, a male resident in Opolo-Eipie area of Yenagoa in Bayelsa State conspired with the duo of Dankano Mohammed and Mallam AlHassan,who are at large, between August 2015 and February, 2016 conspired to commit the offence of abduction punishable under section 27(a) of the trafficking in persons (prohibition) enforcement and administration Act, 2015.
The police are claimingn that Yunusa Dahiru abducted Ese Oruru by means of coercion, ‘transported and harbored her in Kano State and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 13(2)(b) of the Trafficking in Persons prohibition Enforcement and Administration Act,2015.”
Yunusa, popularly known as Yellow, who was paraded in court amidst tight security pleaded not guilty to the charges read to him in pidgin English.
Attempts by a police interpreter to translate into the Hausa language was rebuffed by the presiding judge, Justice H.A.Nganjiwa.
Justice Nganjiwa, after hearing from police lawyer, Kenneth Dika and lawyer to the accused, Kayode Olaosebikan on the agreed adjournment date of March, 14 said the priority of the court is the hearing of the case and other motions that may be filed by the lawyers.
He subsequently ruled that the accused be remanded in police custody until the adjourned date.
Lawyer to Yunusa, while speaking with newsmen after the court session described the case as that of two love birds who decided to elope.
‘‘We have applied for bail and the court will rule on it on the adjourned date.