POLICE VOW TO PROSECUTE ESE’S ABDUCTOR, OTHER CONSPIRATOR’S.
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has vowed that Yinusa Dahiru, the Abductor of Ese Rita Oruru and all other actors in the seven months old abduction saga will be brought to deserved justice.
He noted that it is the only way by which the nation will make a clear statement in unison that any individual that violates the sanctity of the rights of ‘our children’ shall be dealt with in accordance with extant laws of ‘our’ country.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Rose Oruru, mother of the rescue Ese, has thanked all Nigerians, the Nigerian Police Force and well wishers who assisted in one way or the other to ensure her daughter was brought back alive and safe adding that she cannot say much for now.
Mrs. Rose Oruru thanks all Nigerians, Police, Well-Wishers for her safe rescue of her daughter.
Speaking through the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole at Force Headquarters shortly before Ese’s mother, Mrs Rose Oruru, was led to take custody of her daughter, the IGP said, “Aside prosecution of the actors directly involved in this case, the Inspector General of Police has also ordered an in-house administrative enquiry designed to review the professional conducts of officers responsible for the initial investigation of this case.
“Any officer indicted of professional dereliction will be firmly dealt with, accordingly”.
On the status of the victim since arrival from Kano on Tuesday, ACP Kolawole said, “The victim is currently being granted psychological and emotional support by officers of the Gender and Child Protection Unit of the Force which handles cases of this nature that touch on violence against children.
“In addition, a team from the Medical Department of the Force is also extending medical attention to the girl child. Upon certifying her medical status and emotional state, Ese Oruru will be re-united with her parents who are already around to work with police professionals in this regards”.
Giving further details on the saga, the FPRO said, “The background to this incident is that on 20th August, 2015, Mr. Charles Oruru, of Michael Iseh street, Opolo, Yenegoa, reported at the Ekiki Police Divisional headquarters that his 13 year old daughter, Ese Rita Oruru had been abducted by one Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow) who hails from Tofa village in Kura LGA of Kano State but resident in Yenegoa at the time.
“The complainant added that the suspect escaped to Kano with the girl-child with intent to permanently deprive her parents of legitimate access to her.
“Consequent upon the complaint, one Mohammed Dan Kano who was privy to the criminal machination was traced and arrested by a team of detectives from Bayelsa State Police Command.
“Following facts elicited from Mohammed Dan Kano on the whereabouts of the principal suspect and the girl-child victim, on 1st September, 2015, a team of detectives accompanied by the father of the victim, and Alhaji KC Dahiru, the Chairman of Arewa Community in Yenegoa left Yenegoa for Kano along with Mohammed Dan Kano in furtherance to the investigation.
“On arrival in Kano, it was confirmed that the Kano State Sharia Commission and the Office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 1 headquarters, had already waded into the matter. It was also confirmed that the victim was in custody of the commission.
“All civil efforts to secure the release and re-union of the victim with her parents, however remained hampered by some bureaucratic and complex intertwining factors, until the few days ago when the attention of the IGP was drawn to the incident and accompanying challenges by the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State.
“Following the prompt intervention of the IGP, I am delighted to confirm that the Police have today , secured the release of Ese Oruru, the girl-child victim from the Kano state Sharia Commission. She is currently in safe custody of officers of the Gender unit of the force. I can also confirm that the Force has also taken into custody, Yunusa Dahiru alias Yellow, her abductor.
Concluding, the FPRO said, “As we share the joy of the safe return of Ese, let me appeal to ladies and gentlemen of the media of the crucial need to respect the privacy and other protective rights of the girl-child and her family at this moment.
“This is the minimum legal and international requirements in cases of this nature. As a civilized nation, this is a standard we should not compromise in the long term interest of the girl-child victim and her traumatized family’
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