Lagos - Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana have described the abduction of 14 year-old Ese Oruru as a purely criminal act.
The two eminent Nigerians berated individuals masking the abduction with religion.
They spoke on Sunday at a press conference titled ‘Justice At Bay: The Long, Twisted Road to Ese’, which they jointly hosted.
Ese was abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, aka Yellow, a regular customer at her mother’s food shop, last year August, from Bayelsa and taken to Kano, where her parents said she was forced into child marriage having been converted to Islam without her consent.
Falana, on his part, said Yunusa, the abductor, did not only violate Ese’s rights to religion as enshrined in Section 38 of the Constitution but also broke the laws contained in the Child Rights Act which Nigeria is a signatory.
Source: PM news
- News 24