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People have tried to steal Ese’s baby — Parents

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There is a plan to steal the child of 14-year old, Ese Oruru, by some young men, her parents have alleged.

Ese was abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, who took her to Kano and impregnated her before she was rescued about six months.

Her parents in an interview with Punch said they have received threats saying the baby will be stolen from them.

“Towards the end of July, a man traced us from the court to the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa (Bayelsa State capital). We later overheard him talking in Hausa language to someone on the telephone that he had located the place where Ese and her baby were staying.

“He said that they don’t want the baby to grow up with ‘these people,’ meaning us. My daughter ran to us when she heard that. I later sent my son to buy sachet water and he told us when he returned that he also saw the same man standing outside.

“I later saw this same man walking back and forth outside the officers’ mess, and he was still talking on the phone. His movements were suspicious. Since then, we have been living in fear,” Ese’s mother said.

She said one of her children was assaulted recently while on a commercial motorcycle by some unknown persons.

She said, “The men sounded like they were Hausas; they asked her if she was going to the house the ‘government had paid for them.’ I didn’t know how they knew that. Before my daughter could rush into a tricycle, these men forcefully took away some of her belongings and the food she was bringing for Ese and the baby.”

The number of police officers guarding the premises has since reduced, the family said. “This is why I am even more afraid now,” she continued.

Ese’s mother said the incidents have been reported to the Bayelsa state police command.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, said the state police command “had not received any report of threat to the family.”

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