Court bars parents, journalists as Ese Oruru gives testimony

Ese Oruru

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Wednesday barred journalists and parents of Ese Oruru from witnessing her testimony in court.

Ese Oruru, 14, was allegedly abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, who is facing a five-count charge of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.

The Prosecuting Counsel, James Amate, had told the court that Ese Oruru had been delivered off a baby girl on May 26, and was available to give evidence.

She was brought into the court at 3 pm.

The judge, Aliya Nganjiwa, took her evidence in camera after all cases for the day were dispensed with.

Nganjiwa ordered everybody, including Ese’s parent and journalist to out of the courtroom.

Kayode Olaosebekan, represented the accused and Mrs Dise Ogbise from the Federation of Women Lawyers, appeared for Ese’s parents.