… As Ese barred from Journalists
Faith Aghaeze, Abuja
Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has vowed to prosecute the people directly involved in the case of abduction of 14 years old Ese Oruru, as well as the officers responsible for the initial investigation into the matter.
It would be recalled that Oruru, a 14-year-old Girl was allegedly abducted from Yenagoa in Aug. 20, 2015 by one Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow) to Kano state.
The Force Spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, Olabisi Kolawole disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday.
Kolawole said that aside the prosecution of the actors in the case, any officer indicted would be sanctioned accordingly.
“I can assure you that the abductor and all other actors in this abduction saga will be brought to justice. Any officer indicted of professional dereliction will be firmly dealt with accordingly”l
“This is the only way this nation can make a clear statement in unison that any individual that violates the sanctity of the right of our children shall be dealt with in accordance with the country’s law,“she said.
She explained that Mr Charles Oruru, father of the victim had reported the matter to the police in Yenagoa.
Kolawole said further that one Mohammed Dankano who was privy to the plan was arrested and led a team of detectives and the complainant to Kano.
She said that it was confirmed in Kano that the state Sharia Commission and the AIG in charge of zone 1 had waded in.
The spokesperson said that all efforts to secure and reunite the victim with her parents were hampered by some bureaucratic factors until Arase’s attention was drawn to it.
“I am delighted to confirm that the police have today secured the release of Ese Oruru, the girl-child from the Kano state Sharia commission. She is currently in safe custody of officers of the Gender Unit of the force,“she said.
“The victim is currently being granted psychological and emotional support by officers of the Gender and Child Protection Unit of the force,“she said.
She said that a medical team was also attending to the victim after which she would be re-united with her parents.
Kolawole also confirmed that the abductor has been taken into the custody of the police.
Giving the background into the case of the abduction of Ese, the Force Spokesperson, refused to present the girl to journalists, who had been on the story for sometimes now, but only presented her mother, Rose Oruru to the media and she was only allowed to say “thank you to the media, NGOs, Police, various interest groups, and Nigerians for your intervention. God bless you all”.