Ese Oruru Grants 1st Interview, Narrates How She Was Forced To Convert To Islam

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March 3rd, 2016 – Ese Oruru Grants 1st Interview, Narrates How She Was Forced To Convert To Islam

14-year-old Ese Rita Oruru regained freedom from her abductor, Yunusa Dahiru on Monday.

She was taken to Abuja on Tuesday and reunited with her mother yesterday.

Ese who is currently back in Bayelsa state with her parents just granted her first interview with Daily Sun.

See excerpts from the interview below:

How did you meet Yunusa?
We sell food in Bayelsa; so they, Yellow and his other people, used to come and buy food from us.

What does Yinusa do in Bayelsa?
He came to Bayelsa to look for money.

People say Inuwa is your boyfriend. Is this true?
No, he is not my boyfriend. Like I told you, we sell food in Bayelsa, and so, he used to come and buy food from us. He is not the only one; they are many and I used to play with all of them like my own brothers because they buy food from us. I sell food to them just like that.

Can you remember the day he took you from Bayelsa to Kano? How did it happen?
I don’t know.

Did he tell you that you were traveling to Kano?
No. We didn’t go with his Keke (tricycle). His keke, is at home.

Did he come to the house to carry you?
No.

So, how did you travel to Kano?
I just followed him. I don’t know how I followed him.

People believe that you decided to run away with him because you love him and want to marry him at all cost.
I know that we used to play with all of them, our customers that come to buy food from our shop.
There is nobody that is different. I sell food to all of them and I laugh with all of them.

So, how did you know you were in Kano since you didn’t know how you got there?
I saw that the place was different and the people there are people that I didn’t know. So, I knew it was his place because I did not know anybody there, but only him. We went to their house first.

So, what did you do?
I did not do anything.

What did you tell him?
I did not tell him anything.

So, you just started staying with him like that?
We travelled to Kura the next day with one man like that. He is the chief of the town. When we got there, they took me to one place and there they gave me hijab; they put it on me. And after that, they took me to one house in Kura. And from there on Monday, in the morning, we went back to the Emir’s Palace in Kano; then in the afternoon, we travelled back to Kura, to stay in the house.

What did you all go to do at the Emir’s Palace?
At the Emir’s Palace, they were asking him questions. They did not talk to me. They did not ask me anything, but they were asking him. Then they were speaking in Hausa language and I did not understand the language very well that time; so I didn’t understand what they were saying.

Was it at the Emir’s Palace that you first saw your mother?
Yes. I saw her, but I was not able to talk to her. I was just looking at her and she was crying. I just looked at her. I did not know her and I did not talk to her.

Did you recognize her as your mother?
I don’t know. I looked at her and she was crying.

But when you saw her on Tuesday at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, did you recognize her as your mother?
Yes.

While you were away in Kano, they said you got married. Is this true?
No.

Was there any marriage ceremony?
No, I did not get married to anybody.

But did they convert you to a Muslim?
Yes.

How did that happen?
They took me to one place. Before they took me from the house to Kura, they put me in hijab, then we went to Kura. When we got there, they went to one place, and one old man came there and he would say something and they would say I should repeat. Then I would repeat. If the man said something again, they would say I should repeat and I would repeat just like that.

So, that was how you got converted?
Yes.

There is also this rumour that it was one old man that actually married you and not Inuwa. Is this true?
I did not get married to anybody.

While you were there in Kano, did you ever fall sick?
I don’t know.

What kind of medical attention did you get? Did they give you any injection?
No, I don’t know. But they did not give me because I don’t like taking injections and I will not take injection when I am sick. It was only when they arrested me on Monday in Kano that they took me to the hospital. And when we got here in Abuja, they took me to the hospital again yesterday, Tuesday. Those are the only two occasions that I have gone to the hospital.

Did they give you any medicine?
Medicine? I don’t know. But if they put it in water or food… They used to give me something, but I don’t know if it is water they used to prepare it. But if I am not well, they would buy medicine for me and I would take. But it was not those types of native medicine. It was from the pharmacy.

Are you happy reuniting with your family?
Yes, I am happy to go back to my family.

How do you feel now?
I don’t know how I feel, but I just look calm. I don’t know what to do.

Do you regret what has happened to you?
Yes.

How?
I don’t know, but I have caused my mother a lot of trouble and put her into problem.

If you see Yinusa now, what would you tell him?
I tell you I’m confused. I don’t know what to do (then she started crying).

What were you doing when you were in Kano?
Nothing.

You mean you just stayed in the house from morning till night?
Yes. I did not do anything.

I can see that you now speak Hausa language very well.
Yes. I can speak Hausa very, very well.

Were you speaking Hausa before you left for Kano?
No.

So, how did you come about it? Did they teach you?
No. It is because the people there speak only Hausa. They don’t understand English. And when they spoke, I didn’t understand; so I tried and struggled so I could understand what they were saying and communicate with them. That was how I learnt the language.

They call you Aisha. Didn’t you tell them that’s not your name?
I answered it like that.

What’s your real name?
Rita.

How would you relate with your other siblings when you get back home?
I don’t even know. I have a feeling that they would do something to me for this thing that has happened.

Like what?
Ese: I don’t know if my mother will beat me when we get home for what has happened because she may think that I know everything that happened to me.

I don’t think she would do that, considering all the efforts she put to get you back home.
(Then the mother assured her that she would do no such thing, saying she was filled with gladness for seeing her alive).

How old are you? There has been a controversy about your age.
Ese: I am 14 years old.

When were you born?
Ese: I was born in February 2002.

What is your favourite subject in school?
Ese: Mathematics.

And what do you hope to become in future?
Ese: I hope to go back to school and become a nurse in the future.

Your brother said you are a good Christian and member of the Scripture Union in your school and that you used to preach to people. Is this true?
Ese: (Smiles) Yes.

Tell me about it.
Ese: Yes, I am in the SU, but they took it to the senior students and the senior students started misbehaving.
So, we in the junior class took our own to a different level to sanitise the whole thing. We hold our fellowship in our class and go out for evangelism.

What is your advice to young girls like you out there, considering what you have gone through?
Ese: They should be careful.

How?
Ese: They should be careful with the people they play with or talk with, because it’s not everybody that is good.

What is your appeal to your parents since you are afraid they are going to beat you?
Ese: I don’t know what to do. I am confused. I don’t know what really happened to me and I don’t even know where I am. But I know that she is my mother.

What did you miss most while in Kano?
Ese: I missed my mother’s cooking. She used to cook sweet food for me; so I missed good food.

Does it mean you were not eating good food?
Ese: Yes, I was only eating rice and bread.

What would you want your mother to cook for you when you get home?
Ese: Banga soup and starch.

From her responses in this interview, it seems she is no more in her right mind.

25 thoughts on “Ese Oruru Grants 1st Interview, Narrates How She Was Forced To Convert To Islam

  1. She is not yet fully back. To think that she could now speak Hausa fluently marvels me. Was she there up to 7 months? Or maybe the spell they cast on her included Hausa language.

    I want to say that I am badly disappointed in Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. He has a serious case to answer here and the authorities seem to overlook it. He is a kidnapper, and that fills me with raw disdain for him. If he was an ordinary Nigerian, the police would have arrested him by now. But his emirate status, together with the fact that the Commander in Chief is his brother by faith and tribe, makes that unlikely. I am yet to see where immunity for traditional chiefs is provided in our constitution. Justice must be given to this family. Yunusa alone should not he prosecuted.

  2. She answered the questions truthfully, what do you mean by she is no more in her right mind? Of course, she has been traumatized by the ordeal of someone suddenly taking her away from her family and familiar environment to a place and people whose language and culture she did not understand. It will take a lot of counselling and support to return to normalcy and trust people again. I wish her well. We should keep her in our prayers.

  3. Abeg naijagist, it get wetin is distop me and I want to asking you. Pipul wey are comment only hmmmmmm or haaaaaa or ewuuuuuuu, is it also follow for wetin you are call comment? Is just bicos they want to win something is make them to comment hmmmmmm or haaaaaa everywhere so that they are following for topping ten. Na wayo they are do us o. Hmmmmmm or haaaaaaa or ewuuuuuu is not comment o. I have say my own. Make another persin say him own.

  4. I concur with Bench,we have all these rookies commentators now saying stuff that don’t even make no sense all in the name if TOP ten. If your goal is to be in 1st top ten pls Naija Gist is not for you ,just read the news and pass by and no skeletal comments. We and lot more have been on the board b4 the recent 1st ten bonanza that brought about ghost commenting. Where is Bezo if i may ask. FYI, this is no competition in no way, we want educative or amusing commenting not enyahhh,Ewoooo,Chaiiiii,Kaiiiiiiii or Nawoooo kind of comments. Until sanity returns from commentators I will be offline. Good day my truthful commentators.

  5. Highest height of brainwashing. Gradually, with the help of her parents n people around her, ESE will be okay.

  6. It is a dangerous xperience 2 fall in2 d hands of muslims. Dos set of ppl ar very dffrnt 4rm ordinary humans, blv me.

    Just d oda day whn I posted a comment larmenting dat dis girl was unda d influence of charm, sb on dis site who tort he knws it all ignorantly attacked me 4 my comment.
    Duo, I needn‘t go in2 details here bt am sure d pers knws hmslf.

    He even went 4da 2 stressed d point dat ppl elops 4 love all ova d world, yes I knw bt my ppl, is dis love? Whn sb is just acting lk a zombie n neva rily knew wat she was doing, whr she was, n hw she got 2 whr she was.
    My ppl in d Houz, I asked again….is dis ordinary?

    #mystrollingcontinues#

    • D Hunter, e be like say that thing vex you wella. Abeg 4giv that commentator: He is entitled to any opinion he fancies. Do you know I almost argued with you when you first posited it was spiritual? A second thought kept me from doing so.

  7. whether she is in her right senses or not the most important thing is dat she is back home wit her parents. poor child only God knows hw u managed to survive, may GOD be praise

  8. @Bench lolz,i always enjoyed ur comments and dat of D Hunter bt i missed Miss Red alot plz who knows d whereabout of miss Red?as 4 Ese case,plz dear we all should trust knowone bcos everyone is a suspect.

  9. Thank God she is back home. This aboki guy should be jailed for the rubbish he did to a little girl. Well I’m not surprise coz the hausa’s married little gals irrespective of their age. Every mother should be more vigilant and careful in order not to let this sh*t happens to their child.

  10. Miss Red is hale n hearty my Dear @ Mercy Sunday. Tnk u so much 4 seeing sm sense in my comments.
    Whr hv u bn urslf all dese yll? 4 u 2 rmba Miss Red goes 2 shows dat u ar nt new on dis site. So whr hv u bn?

    #iamwaitingforyourreply#

  11. All the criminals involved in this evil plot should be prosecuted both high and low. They should also compensate Ese and her family! Only then will justice be done.

  12. TOO BAD; SHE still need counseling, it will take time, and so what happens to the pregnancy? the Emir should be questioned and also concerning his statement of banning Ese from coming to kano, is that what the Law provides?

  13. The aboki really destroyed her brain and mind with their juju love and fall mugu charm before taking her to kano. Sorry Ese, God will help you.

  14. This interview with Ese is nothing but a big frame up interview. The interview is not real. Though i’m not in support of the way the whole scenario happened. But with this interview, they are just trying to deframe islam. Let me outline my points
    1- in the interview, she didnt accept if yunusa was her boyfriend or not. Let’s assume phycologically, if the jax has really been wiped out from her eyes as claimed, wont she answerd the question directly with a yes or no answer?
    2- she’s now claiming she didnt know how she followed him & he never came to pick her up. Then how did she locate him on the travelling day?
    3- she didnt know if it was her mother she saw @ the emir palace, but according to the earlier report, she argued the mother there claiming the mother is too harsh on her thats why she left her.
    4- she’s now claiming they gave her something waterlike to drink in kano. If so why she didnt realise earlier herself or was she given also the same substance before leaving her home?
    5- she says she’s now happy re uniting with her family but this is the same girl that even in abuja still never want to go back home even from the pics that were sent from there.
    6- she’s now claiming she’s 14yrs but this is the same girl that told newsmen she’s 17yrs
    This interview is never real

    • Victim blaming/shaming is exactly what you’re doing so what she said 17yrs you try being rape for over 8 months lets see how good your [email protected]@k##g memory is you call yourself numbering her lies I have nothing but choice words for someone like you its not about religion its about a 13yr old girl taken abducted, rape, brainwashed you **** sound like Donald Trump he is also a ********** let that bastard try this in US.

      How can we as black floks help her not shame her should be your question please let me know I am willing to send support. God Bless you my daughter.

  15. TOUCHING PART OF HER INTERVIEW: Her FUTURE AMBITION.
    D LORD wl c her 2ru al d trauma she had passed 2ru. IJN. AMEN!!!

    @bench100% SUPPORT.
    I’ve longed tym wanted 2 comment on ds top ten commentators issue, but I tot it’s d way NG wanted 2 giv it out. Also, pple might tink I’m been sentimental/jealous.

    Anyway, I’m nt after any takaway bonus. But permit me NaijaGist 2 say dt ur “TOP TEN COMMENTATORS ” shld b dos who av;
    #helped reader 2 aquire more knowledge, either 4 d motion/against d motion.
    #lengthen msgs 4m commentators.
    #nt 2 dos who only shared an exclamation/just a 3 leta words.
    THKS U!!!

  16. I ask again, where are yunusa’s supporters? What about those that said she was a greedy 17 year old who ran away with her lover? hmmmmm! The way people make trivial serious issues simply because it has nothing to do with them . A girl was charmed, kidnapped raped even impregnated and some elderly men who are old enough to be her grandfathers aided the whole process and even shielded the perpetrator! This is evil! Just few months back, the emir was giving out his adult daughters in marriage and smiling sheepishly throughout the whole event and here he is,supporting the forceful abduction of a minor without the parents consent. Disgusting! emir, old man and the Imam involved ought to be prosecuted but because of the absolute power that corrupts absolutely, they will not but one thing is certain, they can never escape God’s judgement

    As for those saying one word commentators ought not to be counted worthy of giveaways, its so wrong .Why? This is because what matters is how many times you visited the site not your type of comment. Your comment is just to register your presence in the blog and to tell the blog owner “Hei ! i have been here” and you must not write an epistle to say that. you can register your presence anyhow you want . Its by choice and I don’t think there should be any other criteria other than a comment no matter how it is.
    Another reason is that we all don’t have the same level of education and everybody can’t write an epistle. It is not right to deprive someone of what the person ought to get simply because the person can’t write well which can prompt that one word comment. We all know that somebody like Bench who first aired his displeasure on this issue is educated but trying to add fun to the blog so nobody should use him and give me example. We are all different and the way we react to issues are different too.
    For those who said they are no more coming to the blog because of one word commentators, you guys are lying! yeah just tell us God has blessed you with a good job and you are somewhat busy that you can’t comment always and spare us that lie! Lol!
    Lib gives random giveaways even to first timers so #naijagist#is up to you to grow your blog or listen to biased reasons that will reduce your traffic.
    For those that think that we are all new here, I have been on this blog for almost four years now but recently started commenting when #naijagist# showed us how to comment. So, I have been here with my neighbour for years. Thank you

  17. with her lover? hmmmmm! The way people make trivial serious issues simply because it has nothing to do with them . A girl was charmed, kidnapped raped even impregnated and some elderly men who are old enough to be her grandfathers aided the whole process and even shielded the perpetrator! This is evil! Just few months back, the emir was giving out his adult daughters in marriage and smiling sheepishly throughout the whole event and here he is,supporting the forceful abduction of a minor without the parents consent. Disgusting! emir, old man and the Imam involved ought to be prosecuted but because of the absolute power that corrupts absolutely, they will not but one thing is certain, they can never escape God’s judgement

    As for those saying one word commentators ought not to be counted worthy of giveaways, its so wrong .Why? This is because what matters is how many times you visited the site not your type of comment. Your comment is just to register your presence in the blog and to tell the blog owner “Hei ! i have been here” and you must not write an epistle to say that. you can register your presence anyhow you want . Its by choice and I don’t think there should be any other criteria other than a comment no matter how it is.
    Another reason is that we all don’t have the same level of education and everybody can’t write an epistle. It is not right to deprive someone of what the person ought to get simply because the person can’t write well which can prompt that one word comment. We all know that somebody like Bench who first aired his displeasure on this issue is educated but trying to add fun to the blog so nobody should use him and give me example. We are all different and the way we react to issues are different too.
    For those who said they are no more coming to the blog because of one word commentators, you guys are lying! yeah just tell us God has blessed you with a good job and you are somewhat busy that you can’t comment always and spare us that lie! Lol!
    Lib gives random giveaways even to first timers so #naijagist#is up to you to grow your blog or listen to biased reasons that will reduce your traffic.
    For those that think that we are all new here, I have been on this blog for almost four years now but recently started commenting when #naijagist# showed us how to comment. So, I have been here with my neighbour for years. Thank you

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