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Simply Bizarre! Kano man steals, forcefully marries 14-yr-old Bayelsagirl.

On August 12, 2015, nothing indicated to Mrs. Rose Oruru, a food vendor in Opolo, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, that she would soon face an ordeal over her 14-year-old daughter, Ese.
That day, she had gone to the market and left her four children at her shop. She returned to find out that her daughter, Ese, was allegedly abducted by one Yinusa, aka Yellow, who is one of her long standing customers.
Narrating the incident, the distraught mother said, “When I came back, the elder brother of Ese, Kevin, 16, said Ese had left the shop since 11am and had not returned. I enquired where she could have gone, but he said he did not know.
“From there, I started looking for her, asking neighbours if they saw her, but they said they did not. As she usually sold food to northern artisans, I went to the place they usually gathered to find out if they saw Ese. But by the time I got there, they were in the mosque, so, I had to go back.
“After some minutes, I sent my son back to the place and directed that he should tell anybody he saw there that I wanted to see Yinusa. As the boy got there, one of them asked my son to tell me to come. When I got there, he said Yinusa, who is also called Yellow, told them he had sold his commercial tricycle and had gone home to Kano with my daughter, Ese. They told me Yinusa said he was taking Ese home to convert her to Islam to enable him to marry her.”
One Mohammed (aka Daidi) reportedly informed Oruru that Yinusa had taken Ese to Kano with an intention to marry her. She was 13 years old then.
Acting on the information, Oruru approached one Dan Kano, who not only confirmed the story, but also promised to take her to Kano to recover her daughter.
But Dan Kano reneged on his promise and sent one Rabiu to accompany the child’s mother to Kano instead.
On August 14, the anguished mother set for Kano. She and Rabiu arrived at the ancient city after midnight. In the morning, Rabiu took Oruru to the chief of a village in Tufa, Kura Local Government Area of Kano State.
Narrating her anguish amid sobs, Rose said the chief was furious with Rabiu for bringing her to Kano. He told them that Ese had been converted into Islam and renamed ‘Aisha.’ Not only that, the 14-year-old was married and that the child was no longer her daughter.
“He also informed us that Ese was in the custody of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, at the palace,” she stated.
Not cowed by the chief’s position, Oruru, in company with Rabiu, approached the Emir of Kano’s palace but met a stiff opposition by many youths, who pushed them out of the palace.
Oruru said Yinusa (the suspect), through phone calls, informed her that he did not kidnap her daughter as he took permission from one Dan Kano before he abducted her.
You can read the rest of the story – Part 1 sand Part 2 on the Punch website.
The bottom line is that Ese is still forcefully married and those who can help have not done so.
Culled from Bella Naija


  1. Still don't get this story...Why did she specifically ask for Yinusa?Is there something she is not telling us..May God help her...

    1. Whether she specifically asked for Yinusa or not doesn't change the fact that a 14years old was abducted...

      The idea DAT this is a true life story, I'm bewildered! Wow!!!

      Human right organizations!!! Where are you guys? Since August last year? And people are here celebrating A Woman Hawking Agege Bread *sigh (I just had to go there, sorry)

    2. Uyi I get your point...But I still have this feeling that maybe the guy has been toasting the girl and the mom knows about it.For crying out loud the girl hawks and the mom knows who exactly to ask for...Sometimes we just have to look at the harsh side of a story...Irrespective, I feel for her..TNHW

    3. So if Ese admits he was indeed toasting her (and she accepted),that justifies everything that happened afterwards? Interesting...

  2. Na Wa. I think the Islamic scholars or those Muslims who claim acts like this are not Islam need to come out and do stuff about educating those that think this is Islam.
    What if the man returns this child pregnant, he must have been sleeping with her. How will the rest of her life be? Ehn? What kind of problem is this? Am so upset!

  3. There are a lot of holes in this story. For sure, the chap is her boyfriend. That's why she ran away with him. She's a food vendor. And my brothers have a thing for small girls. That's why you won't find husband if you're older than 22. And mother knows he is her boyfriend.

    I heard the mother on the radio, this morning. She said her husband told her not to return to his house without his daughter. Why is Ese in the Emir's palace? How many other 'Ese's' are out there? What is the age of consent in Bayelsa and did Yinusa commit a felony in the state? Will he or anyone be punished?

    The things the poor girl child experiences in Nigeria.


  4. This story steers up anger in me. I cant imagine. This means our daughters are not safe around these northerners, anything can happen. In this country its possible for your mallam gate man to kidnap your daughter, carry her to the north and marry her. Basically carry her to the north to rape her with his bastard dick. This is sick. I can believe. Ahh mehn!


    1. A little over 30 years ago, a young girl was married off to a man in his 60's or 70's. I don't remember which state it happened but I will always remember the brutality and the ensuing silence. She ran away twice to her parents. The third time, her husband chopped off her legs. After all, if she does not have legs, she can't run. She died. The husband wasn't punished.

      Last year in Kano, a private radio station ran a story about adult men stealing into a private school dormitory to rape young boys. It wasn't a one off attempt. It seemed it was their past time as they had been doing it for years. The school board denied it and called it a smear campaign. A State constituted committee investigated the crime and found the school culpable. The school was shut down.

      I believe because no one is punished, crime is just a free for all.


  5. And this story will end if care is not taken. This kind of thing happened in Niger state and no one is talking about it again. Nigeria my country. They will brainwash the girl now and she will start singing a new song. " I love Islam" Their religion does not permit a Muslim girl to marry a christian man yet all the Muslim men want to marry Christians and convert them to Islam.May help come the little girls way. Even though that girl is his girl friend, who gave him the right to take the girl to Kano. SMH

  6. I read the full story on punch and its just disheartening. Even if the Yinusa is the girl's boyfriend, it does not give him the right to elope with her. The girl is 13 and her parents wants her back. How will Nigeria grow with issues like this. Oga o.

  7. ..and the role the Emir of Kano played!

    This makes no sense at all.


  8. Where is Memphis? Won't you come and defend your brothers? Come and write epistles telling us why what he did is right.


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