A Hausa Man from Kano State identified as Yunusa Dahiru, has been sentenced to 26 years in prison by a federal high court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.
Bittertruth Media recalls that Mr.Dahiru in August 2015 had kidnapped Ese Oruru, who was 14 years then from Bayelsa State to Kano State. He later forcefully converted her to Islam and married off without the consent of her parents, continually forcefully had sex with her and finally impregnated her.
However, Yunusa was arrested by the police in March 2016, and arraigned on a five-count charge bordering on abduction, kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation of Oruru.
With Yunusa’s arrest, Oruru was eventually reunited with her parents after six months. She later gave birth to a baby in May 2016.
Jane Inyang, the judge in her judgment on Thursday found Dahiru guily on four out of five of the charges preferred against him.
On count one, he was found not guilty; count two, he got a five-year sentence; on count three, he got seven years, and on count four, seven years.
The judge held that the sentences would run concurrently. This means the convict will only spend seven years in prison.