The parents of Ese Oruru have claimed that some people are trying to kidnap their 3-month old granddaughter.
14 year old Ese had given birth in May after she was kidnapped and impregnated by Yunusa Dahiru. In a recent interview, her parents allege that people are after Ese’s daughter.
Ese mother, Rose, said, “Towards the end of July, a man traced us from the court to the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa (Bayelsa State capital). We later overheard him talking in Hausa language to someone on the telephone. He said that he had located the place where Ese and her baby were staying.
“He said that they don’t want the baby to grow up with ‘these people,’ meaning us. My daughter ran to us when she heard that. I later sent my son to buy sachet water and he told us when he returned that he also saw the same man standing outside.
“I later saw this same man walking back and forth outside the officers’ mess, and he was still talking on the phone. His movements were suspicious. Since then, we have been living in fear.”
Ese Oruru’s sister assaulted
She claimed she had seen this man with Dahiru in court, also revealing that one of her children was assaulted recently.
She said, “The men sounded like they were Hausas; they asked her if she was going to the house the ‘government had paid for them.’ I didn’t know how they knew that. Before my daughter could rush into a tricycle, these men forcefully took away some of her belongings and the food she was bringing for Ese and the baby.”
“With this incident, I am afraid anything can happen. I don’t want any of my daughters to be kidnapped again,” Ese’s father, Charles, says.