Police officials admitted on Thursday that their handling of 14-year-old Ese Oruru’s abduction case was flawed and have accepted responsibility in the delay of her reunion with her family, Premium Times has reported.
According to Shuaibu Gambo, Inspector General of Police in charge of the zonal command, the case being left in the hands of the Shari’ah Commission was a mistake on the part of police officials who failed to follow up on Ese’s condition.
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Police have blamed a breakdown in communication for the delay in Ese’s return home, saying that they had assumed that an amicable settlement had been made between all parties involved.
“On the part of the zone, when it did not hear from the delegation it innocently presumed that the case might have been resolved by the Sharia commission, which as you know, is also empowered to adopt alternative dispute resolution measures in cases of this nature,” Gambo said.
Ese was reunited with her mother on Wednesday folllowing an eight month stay in Kano where she was taken by her abductor, Yunusa Yellow.
Yellow is believed to currently be in police custody in Abuja, where he will face prosecution for his actions.
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