Trial of the alleged abductor of Ese Oruru, Yunusa Dahiru, also known as Yellow, has been adjourned till March 21.
The adjournment was made to enable the defence study and produce additional proof of evidence served on them by the prosecution.
At the resumed hearing on Monday, the lawyer to the accused, Kayode Olaosebikan, adjourned the matter to March 21.
The judge, who said the court’s priority was to hear the case and other related motions, remanded Yunusa in prison custody till the second adjourned date to hear a bail application filed by the accused lawyer.
While speaking to journalists, Olaosebikan still maintained that, the case was that of two love birds who decided to elope.
He also said, they will not agree to private trial for Ese, because the court does not allow that, noting that enough reason must be given for them to approve private trial.
He said, “Their own contention is that the matter is already in public domain, and has been a media night mere for the girl, so what are they hiding. The prosecutor created what they are seeking to prevent. The court affidavit that they don’t want publicity for the girl will not work.”
He said: “We have applied for bail and the court will rule on it on the adjourned date. The prosecutor has filed their case. It is easy for the prosecutor to pile up issues, now they have to prove it beyond reasonable doubt.”