The case of Ese Oruru who was abducted in Bayelsa at the age of 14 and taken to Kano by one Mr Yinusa who married her illegally and impregnated her finally came to a conclusion few days ago when a Federal High Court sitting in Bayelsa sentenced Yinusa to 26 years imprisonment.
The judgement did not go down well with most of Yinusa’s kinsmen, majority of the Northerners insists that Ese was not abducted but eloped with Yinusa who is her lover not minding the fact that Yinusa is four times Ese’s age.
Yinusa was given free legal representation by his Muslim brothers from the North under the auspices of Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN).
According to Barrister Huwaila Muhammad Ibrahim, over 100 lawyers had volunteered to stand for Yunusa with Sheikh Alhaji Yunusa Usman (SAN) as the leading counsel.
Despite all this Yinusa did not secure his freedom and was found guilty by the court.
Ever since the judgement, Northerners on social media have been giving Yinusa all the support not minding the fact that Ese insisted that she had no idea how she got to Kano. Yinusa also got her pregnant making her a teenage mom.
A Northerner on twitter appealed to the Personal assistant to the President on media, Mr. Bashir Ahmad to help Yinusa stating that he was wrongly convicted.
Bashir replied the tweet in Hausa language saying that he had no power to do anything against the judgement but he knows those who can.