Abuja - The parents of abducted teenager Ese Oruru have refuted claims that she is 18 years old, and not 14.
According to a Punch report, Ese has been abducted in August of last year, following which she was taken to Kano, converted to Islam and forcefully married.
Speaking during an interview on Monday, Ese's mother Rose revealed that her daughter was forced to lie about her age after being manipulated by her captor, identified as Yinusa.
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Rose has disclosed that although she does not possess an official birth certificate for her daughter, Ese was born in Opolo, Bayelsa State on February 22, 2002.
Ese's father has also followed in much the same vein, also claiming that his daughter is 14 years old. According to Charles, he would not believe that his daughter had gained freedom until he is able to lay his eyes on her.
The worried parents have since thanked the public for their support in attempting to have Ese freed.
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