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Ese Oruru: Urhobo Progress Union Hires SAN to Strengthen Case, Ijaw Youths Demand Paternity Test

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Monday, April 25th, 2016
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The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has demanded that a DNA test be conducted on the baby of Ese Oruru whenever it is born to ascertain who the real father is.

According to reports, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, IYC President made the call when the parents of Ese and executive members of the Urhobo Progress Union paid a visit to the IYC national headquarters in Yenagoa on Saturday.

Eradiri alleged that that Oruru’s case was one out of the numerous incidents that had been going on and called on parents to be more vigilant and security conscious around their children.

He said, “There is a syndicate involved in trafficking of teenage girls for underage marriage. We, therefore, insist that a DNA paternity test should be conducted on Oruru’s baby whenever it is delivered to know who the real father is. We are worried that Yunusa who is still owing Oruru’s mother could afford to hire up to 10 lawyers including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria to defend him. We should also defend our people and ensure they get justice.”

In his comments, Chairman, UPU, Bayelsa State, Chief Kingsley Akpaka, noted that the IYC, the media and other groups worked tirelessly in forcing the relevant authorities to free the minor from Kano.

He said, “We are here to say thank you and appreciate the efforts by leadership of Ijaw Youths in the struggle to free our daughter since August 2015. We appreciate the media and other groups and persons that played their different roles. We further appeal for IYC’s support as the case is in progress.

“We need the support of all the stakeholders in the Niger Delta because we have noticed that the Kano State Government, Sharia Council and Kano Emirate are interested in the case and they send legal representatives each hearing day.

“In view of this, the Urhobo Progress Union will ensure that the rights of Ese Oruru are well represented and we have enlisted the services of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria to strengthen the prosecution team.”

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