5-months pregnant Ese Oruru

5-months pregnant Ese Oruru

IGP Orders Investigations Into Conduct Of Police Officers Over Ese’s Abduction


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered an in-house administrative inquiry to review conduct of police officers responsible for the initial investigation into the abduction of Ese Oruru.

It would be recalled that Oruru, a 13-year-old Girl, was allegedly abducted from Yenagoa on August 20, 2015, by one Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow) to Kano State.

The Force Spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Olabisi Kolawole, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

Kolawole said that aside the prosecution of the actors in the case, any officer indicted would be sanctioned accordingly.

“I can assure you that the abductor and all other actors in this abduction saga will be brought to justice.

“Any officer indicted of professional dereliction will be firmly dealt with accordingly.

“This is the only way this nation can make a clear statement in unison that any individual that violates the sanctity of the right of our children shall be dealt with in accordance with the country’s laws,” she said.

She said that Mr Charles Oruru, father of the victim, had reported the matter to the police in Yenagoa.

Kolawole said further that one Mohammed Dankano, who was privy to the plan was arrested and led a team of detectives and the complainant to Kano.

She said that it was confirmed in Kano that the state Sharia Commission and the AIG in charge of zone 1 had waded in.

The spokesperson said that all efforts to secure and reunite the victim with her parents were hampered by some bureaucratic factors until Arase’s attention was drawn to it.

“I am delighted to confirm that the police have today secured the release of Ese Oruru, the girl-child, from the Kano State Sharia commission.

“She is currently in safe custody of officers of the Gender Unit of the force,” she said.

“The victim is currently being granted psychological and emotional support by officers of the Gender and Child Protection Unit of the force,” she said.

She said that a medical team was also attending to the victim after which she would be re-united with her parents.

Kolawole also confirmed that the abductor had been taken into the custody of the police.

She appealed to the media to respect the privacy and protective rights of the victim and her family.

“This is the minimum legal and international requirement in cases of this nature,” she said.

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