A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa , the Bayelsa State capital , has convicted Yunusa Dahiru for abducting Ese Oruru .
Justice Jane Inyang sentenced Dahiru to 26 years in prison in a judgment she delivered on Thursday.
The abduction of Ese , the youngest child of Charles Oruru and Rose Oruru , occurred on August 12 , 2015 at her mother ’s shop in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State .
Ese , who was 13 years old at the time , was abducted by a man named Yunusa ( alias Yellow ) and taken to Kano , where she was allegedly raped , forcibly converted into Islam and married off without her parents ’ consent .
On February 29 , 2016, Ese was reportedly rescued by the Kano State Police and placed in the custody of the government . She was later revealed to be five months ’ pregnant with her abductor ’s child after being released .
Dahiru was arraigned on March 8 , 2016 before the Federal High Court , Yenagoa , on charges of criminal abduction , illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of the minor .