Yunusa Dahiru, (aka “Yellow”) the man accused of kidnapping 14-year-old Ese Oruru, has finally been granted bail and released from custody after more than four months in Okaka Prisons in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
Yunusa who was accused of abducting and impregnating 14-year-old Ese Oruru, a Delta State indigene based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when she was 13 years old.
His lawyer, Kayode Olaosebikan, who confirmed his released on Sunday said his family took him away, though he refused to disclose where he was taken to.
The presiding judge in the case, Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court, Yenagoa, had granted stringent bail condition to Dahiru; a N3 million bail bond and two sureties in like sums but must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
One of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 12 or above and the other surety must be a traditional ruler.
The bail conditions also stipulated that the two sureties must submit their three-year tax clearance receipts and that the defence counsel must sign an undertaking that the accused would not jump bail.
Despite reports that no Bayelsa citizen was willing to stand surety for Dahiru due to ethno-religious reason, it was gathered that his bail conditions were actually met by an a Bayelsan.
It was also gathered that the young man was immediately taken to Kano after his release alongside his team of lawyers who usually fly into the state during court proceedings.
Miss Ese Oruru recently gave birth to a baby girl and is still in the protective custody of the Bayelsa State Police Command, which has taken responsibility for her upkeep in collaboration with the state government.
Her cross-examination by Dahiru’s lawyers is expected to continue on September 13.