Ese Oruru, who was allegedly abducted and forcefully married by one Yunusa, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl.
The rescued 14-year-old Ese was delivered of the baby at the wee hours of Thursday in Yenagoa.
Ese, who was allegedly abducted in Bayelsa State last August and taken to Kano State where she was converted to lslam and married out without the consent of her parents, had since her return to Yenagoa lived at the Police Officers Mess under the care of the police.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that Ese gave birth yesterday at the Government House Clinic in Yenagoa, where newsmen were barred from seeing her.
Ese, who was given secret trial at Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, was granted the request of the prosecution to take the evidence in private at the resumed pre-trial hearing in the case involving Yunusa Dahiru, aka ‘Yellow’.
Yunusa is standing trial at the court on five counts of alleged criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor (Ese).
In granting the application, Justice Aliya Nganjiwa premised the ruling of the court on the provisions of Section 36 subsections 4 (a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
Justice Nganjiwa said, “The evidence of Miss Ese Oruru will be taken by the court in private and in chambers excluding all other persons other than the prosecution, the defendant’s counsels, court clerks and prison officials and any other persons if the accused person does not object.”
The judge said the defence counsel failed to show what injury or harm the accused person would suffer on account of private hearing for the victim.
He added that it was only the evidence of Ese that would be taken in private as other trials would be done in open court.
Justice Nganjiwa, who adjourned the matter until June 2 for hearing on the substantive suit, corrected the impression that the private hearing would jeopardise the hearing of the substantive suit since other trials would be conducted in public.

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