Yunusa Dahiru, who abducted Ese Oruru, took her to Kano and forced her into marriage, has been sentenced to 26 years imprisonment.
He was sentenced on Thursday by a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Justice Jane Inyang acquitted him on Count one but jailed him five years (count two), seven years (count three) seven years (count four) and seven years, count five. The sentences, according to the judge, would run concurrently.
The kidnap of Ese, the youngest child of Charles Oruru and Rose Oruru, occurred on 12 August 2015 at her mother’s shop in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The girl, who was 13 years old at the time, was abducted and taken to Kano, where she was raped, impregnated, Islamized and married off without her parents consent. She later gave birth to a baby girl.