'I Am Not Fine' - 14-year-old Ese Oruru Finally Reunites with Family, Says She's Not Fine...See Re-union Photos

Before and after photos of Ese Oruru
Ese Oruru has finally been re-united with her family in Abuja with plans underway to return her to Bayelsa state which is her home state. 
  
The Tuesday reunion came almost eight months after her abduction from Bayelsa to Kano State by Yunusa, aka Yellow, a regular customer at her mother’s food stall, in August last year.


In an exclusive, but brief chat with PUNCH at about 9.45pm, Ese sounded happy on the telephone.


She said, “Hello,” and laughed when their correspondent spoke to her.

“How are you?” He asked. She laughed and replied ‘Fine.”
“We are glad you are safe and on your way back home.”

“Who is this,” 
she asked.

“How was your journey?”

“We have not started the journey, maybe tomorrow,” she said, probably referring to the onward trip to Bayelsa.

“Hope they treated you well and you are fine?”

“I am not fine,” she said curtly.

“Why?”

She replied, “When I come we should see. I don’t know you.”

“I will be looking forward to meeting you,”
 Punch's correspondent replied
 
Ese Oruru's dusty school sandals and bags after being left used for 7 months

Her father, Mr. Charles Oruru, has indicted the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his daughter’s travail.


Oruru, in an interview with Raypower FM on Tuesday, said Sanusi deserved no credit in the eventual release of Ese “as he only bowed to pressure from Nigerians”.


Ese was taken from Opolo, in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, to Kano State by Yunusa, aka Yellow, in August, 2015.

Oruru said:

“The Emir did not play any role there. All security agencies in Yenagoa and in Abuja were also part of those who refused to help. That is the truth because when we got to Kano, we were told that the Emir had written a letter that the girl should be released on August 26, 2015, and this was not done.
"They wanted to keep the girl in Kano, but the pressure was everywhere after the whole world had heard about the matter, so he knew that if he didn’t release the girl, it would lead to a big problem.”


Sanusi had on Monday refuted claims that he sheltered Ese, saying he had ordered that the girl be taken to her parents since 2015.

The Emir, while speaking at a press conference, in his palace said he got to know that the girl was still in Kano when journalists from the BBC called him.
 
Ese Oruru and family members in Abuja

Sanusi had said:

“Since the time we ordered that the girl be taken to her parents in Bayelsa through AIG Zone 1, we didn’t hear anything about her; just for us to now start hearing all kinds of stories that we are keeping her in our custody. This is injustice of the highest order.”


We can’t wait to see our sister

The family of Ese Oruru have expressed their joy over the release of the girl to the police.


Ese’s mother, Rose, told Punch before she left for Abuja that she was informed by the police at about 6am on Tuesday that her daughter had been released.

“I am so happy. In fact, I am bursting with joy.”

Afterwards, she left for the police station for onward movement to Abuja to reunite with her daughter, who was abducted by Yunusa, her long standing customer, and taken to Kano State in August 2015.
'I Am Not Fine' - 14-year-old Ese Oruru Finally Reunites with Family, Says She's Not Fine...See Re-union Photos 'I Am Not Fine' - 14-year-old Ese Oruru Finally Reunites with Family, Says She's Not Fine...See Re-union Photos Reviewed by Angel M on 03:15 Rating: 5

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