A Federal High Court sitting in Bayelsa state, has granted bail to Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of Ese Oruru, even as he has been reportedly taken to Kano state.
Yunusa better known as ‘Yellow’ is facing a five-count charge bordering on abduction, illicit intercourse, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor, Ese Oruru.
Speaking on Yunusa’s release on Sunday evening in Yenagoa, his lawyer, Kayode Olaosebikan, said the accused family took him away on bail after six months in prison without fulfilling bail conditions.
Also confirming that Yunusa has been released, a source within the prison, said: “Yunusa left custody of the Okaka prison, Bayelsa after spending over four months,” the source said on Sunday evening, “adding that the accused was taken to Kano.”
Yunusa’s legal team, which includes a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, had battled since March to secure his release from prison following the bail conditions given by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court in Yenagoa.
Justice Nganjiwa had on Friday adjourned the trial to September 13 for further cross examination of Ese Oruru by Yunusa’s defence counsel.
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