Ese Oruru: Who Is Sponsoring Yunusa’s 10 Sound Lawyers In Court? Female Rights Activist Wants Answers

We weren’t in court, but if what we heard is true, then I am afraid
that this might just be the beginning of more child abduction and impregnating.
If someone allegedly committed an offence and some ‘powerful men/women’ go
behind to hire best lawyers just to get him out, then of course, more young men
will kidnap more girls to marry because they know they will always get out of
But like Annkio Briggs, the Rights Activist has said, the
Bayelsa State Government should not leave this case to the police alone.
Ese Oruru is theirs, she was abducted, a man tried to change
her destiny. A girl in school is now out of school because someone just wants
to satisfy his s3xual needs. How sad! A 14-year old with a bright future will
become a mother just in a matter of months. What will becoming a mother at 14
add to her life, if not pain and regrets.  Yet, the accused is in court with the best of lawyers? Best of lawyers??????? My goodness!  If Yunusa wins this case, it’s safe to say
Nigerian girls are not safe, it’s safe to say the government has failed them,
especially their states governments who should stand up for them. May God
forbid the wrong person having victory here. May God forbid some young men
saying, Yes We Won, we can abduct more girls now and impregnate them. PremiumTimes report right after the cut.

Annkio Briggs, renowned human rights and minority rights
activist on Monday alleged lack of diligent prosecution of Yunusa Dahiru who is
standing trial before the Federal High Court in Yenagoa.
Mr. Dahiru (alias Yunusa Yellow) was on March 8, 2016
charged with abduction, kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual
exploitation by the Police.
Mr. Dahiru had pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled
against him supported by a fortified legal team of six solicitors.
Ms. Briggs, who spoke to Premium Times, shortly after Mr.
Dahiru was granted bail in the sum of N3 million wondered why the defence team
was more fortified.
She charged the police to live up to expectation and draft
more lawyers to beef up the legal team to prosecute the case.
“I am not at all satisfied at the way this matter is going,
this is a very sensitive case, if it was someone that went to Kano to abduct a
13-year old, the country would have been on fire by now.
“The Bayelsa and Delta state governors have not done
anything to support the prosecution of this matter, abandoning the prosecution
to the Police, who from what I saw in court , is not good enough.
“How come Yunusa, a Keke driver has a more formidable legal
team comprising of good lawyers. I hear the defense team has up to 10
lawyersMs. Is he the one hiring the lawyers?,” Briggs asked.
Premium Times recalls that six lawyers, led by Kayode
Olaosebikan, appeared for Mr. Dahiru at the last court hearing.
Mr. Olaosebikan, in the arguments over bail application,
punctured the points adduced by the prosecution which opposed the bail
Speaking after the court session, lead counsel to the
accused, Mr. Olaosebikan, said the ruling on his client’s bail application was
justified as the offence for which he was being tried was bailable.
He however declined comments on speculations that he was
being retained by powerful interest groups to defend Mr. Dahiru, who ordinarily
would not be able to afford the services of six lawyers.
“I cannot comment on that because it is a confidential
information between me and my client, but I can only say that this is not a pro
bono case.

“I was briefed by Yunusa to defend him, that is all I can
say,” the lawyer said.

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