The rescued 14-year-old Bayelsan girl, Ese Oruru has been delivered of a baby girl, early hours of Thursday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Ese was allegedly abducted in Bayelsa State last August and taken to Kano State by one Yunusa Dahiru, where she was converted to lslam and married without her parents’ consent.
The former Junior Secondary School III student was said to have gone into labour yesterday morning and delivered of a baby girl, described as ‘Divine’ at the Government House Clinic, by a medical team led by Dr. James Omietimi and Monica Olamide.
The baby girl, weighing 3kg and her mother (Ese) an indigene of Uhweru, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, are in stable condition.
According to the Vanguard,the wife of the state governor, Dr. Rachael Dickson, was the first person to visit Ese and her baby at the clinic, and was said to have expressed gratitude to the medical team for the safe delivery.
The young mother expected to return to school after weaning her baby. Mrs Dickson assured that the state government would take care of Ese and ensure her early return to school.
“She is a precious and divine baby. I am happy as a mother for her safe delivery. Afterward, she will return to school.”
Described as a brilliant student whose ambition is to become a nurse, the state government had registered Ese for the forthcoming Junior Secondary School examination. Her father, Mr. Charles Oruru, thanked the state government and other well-meaning Nigerians for their support.
Ese’s abductor,Yunusa Dahiru, also known as “Yellow” was on March 8 charged with abduction, kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation by the Police.
He had however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him and was granted bail to the tune of N 3 million and two sureties. But he has since remained in prison custody following his inability to meet the bail conditions.