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Kano Governor, Others Call For Prosecution Of Teenager’s Abductor


The abductor, identified as Yunusa, aka Yellow, reportedly kidnapped Ese in August 2015.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganguje has called for the prosecution of the man who abducted 14-year-old Ese Orurufrom Bayelsa State and held her captive in Kano.

The abductor, identified as Yunusa, aka Yellow, reportedly kidnapped Ese in August 2015.

Ganduje made the call via a statement released by Commissioner for Information, Mallam Mohammed Garba on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

It reads in part:

“The government condemns the actions of the alleged abductor, as it is against the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and teachings of Islam which abhor abduction, forced marriage even with the consent of parents of a girl, be her a minor or adult, and forced conversion to Islam, as the Quran categorically states that ‘there is no compulsion in religion’

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“Security and other relevant agencies should expedite action to bring the suspect(s) to book according to the law.”

Ganduje’s call was supported by Delta State Governor, DrIfeanyi Okowa, who expressed shock at the abduction.

“I am very much interested in this case, not only because the girl is an indigene of Delta State, but for the rule of law. I want the police to pursue it to its logical conclusion. Nothing short of diligent prosecution of the abductors will be satisfactory,” Okowa said via In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary,Charles Aniagwu.

The House of Representatives has also asked the Federal Government to bring the “full weight of the law” on Yunusa and others involved in the abduction.

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