”There Was No Marriage between My Son & Ese Oruru” – Father of Hausa guy that kidnapped Ese, opens up

Yunusa Yellow, the alleged abductor of Ese Oruru

The father of Yunusa Yellow, who allegedly abducted Ese Oruru, a
14-year-old girl, has narrated how his son met and fell in love with the
teenager in Bayelsa.

Yunusa’s father

Speaking to Premium Times on Wednesday, Dahiru Bala, revealed that in
2015, Yunusa called him out of the blue to inform him that he was
bringing a girl home to his Tofa village in Kura Local Government Area
of Kano State.

Bala said he warned Yunusa against going ahead with his plan but he
informed him that Ese threatened to commit suicide if they don’t elope

“When he told me about the plan to come with a girl from Bayelsa to
Kano, I asked him not to. But he insisted that Aisha had become a
Muslim, fell in love with him and wanted to marry him. I still warned
him against coming with her.”

“Yunusa ran errands for Aisha’s family and at the same time riding
commercial motorcycle to earn a living. They fell in love in the house
and eloped to Kano.”

Bala further stated that Eses was worried that Yunusa may be get
married to someone else in Kano, hence her determination to follow him
back home.

“Still, I warned him against coming with her. Surprisingly, the boy
called me the following day to announce his arrival with Aisha, saying
they were on their way to my house.”

“On hearing this, I then quickly rushed to our village head to inform
him about the development. The village head then said I should take
them to his house immediately after arrival. They arrived late at night,
so she passed the night in my house.”

“The following day, we went together to the village head of Tofa, who
then led us to the house of his superior, the district head of Kura. On
arrival at Kura, the district head studied the case and ordered that we
be taken to the emir’s palace in the city.”

“When we arrived at the palace, the emir was away in Saudi Arabia,
but the Wambai of Kano [a senior councillor in the palace], directed a
palace guard to take us to Shari’ah commission office. Aisha was then
taken into custody by the Shari’ah office.”

“From that day, the officials kept calling to draw our attention that
she cried every day that she wanted to see my son. On Thursday same
week, the family of Ese arrived from Bayelsa and on Friday the Emir came
back from Saudi Arabia.”

“Emir looked at the complication of the case and after interviewing
the family of Ese, who told him that she was still 14 years old and she
could not decide for herself, and since Ese was crying that her family
might kill her because she converted to Islam, the Emir ordered that we
were taken to the police office [Zone 1 Police Headquarters, Kano].”

“At the police office, and before Ese’s family, the girl cried that
her life was in danger and that she rather died than go back with her
family. In sympathy, the police said Aisha should be taken back to Kura.
Back in the village, I took her to the house of the district head. I
refused to let them stay together in my house since they were not

“The district head then enrolled her in both Western and Islamic schools.”


  1. Why did u order your son to take her back and tell him it was not right to have carried her without her parents consent why didn't u go back with them to her parents and explain things.

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