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PUBLIC OUTRAGE AS BUHARI’S AIDE ASSURES JAILED PAEDOPHILE OF ‘ASSISTANCE’

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Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad has come under attack for promising to assist a jailed paedophile; Yunusa Dahiru a.ka. Yellow to get freedom.

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, o Thursday sentenced Yellow to 26 years imprisonment for the August 2015 abduction of Ese Oruru.

Ese was abducted in Bayelsa State in August 2015 and taken to Kano State where she was converted to Islam and married off without her parents’ consent.

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Ese was later rescued after public outrage across the country and returned to Bayelsa and lived at the Police Officers’ Mess.

In reaction to sentencing of Yellow; Bashir Ahmad reacted via his twitter handle in Hausa language that “he does not have power to do anything against the judgement of court, but I will contact those who I think are capable.”

After widespread condemnation greeted his reaction, Ahmad came out to apologise that he made the ‘offensive’ comment without an understanding of the facts of the case.

Justice Jane Inyang on Thursday sentenced Dahiru to 26 years in prison. Ese was abducted on August 12, 2015 at her mother’s shop in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The then 13-year-old Ese was abducted by Dahiru and taken to Kano, where she was impregnated, converted to Islam and married off. Reports noted that Ese’s conversion and marriage allegedly held in the palace of the ex-Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

She was later rescued on February 29, 2016, by the Kano State Police after public outcry occasioned by intense media reports and handed over to the government. Ese was thereafter said to have been five months’ pregnant for her abductor.

Ese was delivered of a baby girl on May 26, 2016 at the Bayelsa State Government House Clinic, upon her return to the state.

Ese now lives in her hometown in Delta State, where she completed secondary school recently.

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