Nigeria's Ese Oruru Highlights Plight of Child Marriage Survivors
Ese Oruru was 13-year-old when she was abducted on August 12, 2015 from her mother's shop in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State by Yunusa Dahiru. She was taken to Kano State, where she was allegedly raped, forcibly converted to Islam and married off without her parents' consent. Dahiru was eventually arrested and has been sentenced to 26 years imprisonment by a federal high court in Yenagoa.
Ese Oruru Gets Justice At Last!
Vanguard, 28 May 2020
THE Ese Oruru saga is a photographic image of the kind of society Nigeria has become in recent years. Read more »
Ese Oruru - a Post-Script
Daily Trust, 27 May 2020
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Tears of a Broken Mother
This Day, 26 May 2020
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Finally, Court Sentences Ese Oruru's Abductor to 26 Years
This Day, 22 May 2020
A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, Thursday convicted Mr. Yunusa Dahiru for the abduction, raping and impregnating a teenager, Miss Ese Oruru, in 2015. Read more »
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Sketch of Ese Oruru (file photo).