Although Charles Oruru, father of the allegedly abducted girl, Ese, could not go to Abuja for the handover of his daughter, he says he is awaiting her return with an open mind.
He told Channels Television on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, that Ese was the most courageous of his children and so he does not think that her alleged abductor took her to Kano on her free will.
“I know my children. I know when they come back from school and that they normally come back with other children. When they go to the market, they come back together with their mother. They don’t even go anywhere without telling the mother or myself.
“That is why I am saying it is not ordinary. How can a small girl of 13 years just run away from home without even any cloth except the one that is on her body? So it is not ordinary,” he stressed.
This is affirmed by Ese’s siblings who believe something mystical may have been done to her to accept leaving Yenagoa for Kano.
Her siblings say she has been a good student in class and wondered how she could have abandoned her choice of being educated for child marriage.
After Ese was handed over to the police on Monday, more than five months after she was allegedly abducted, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, said she was crying, refusing to go back home, but that he had insisted that she must be reunited with her parents.