From John Claude, Yenegoa
Her name is Fatima, so said Yinusa Dahiru, the 18-year-old boy alleged to have abducted, raped and impregnated 14-year-old Ese Oruru, from Bayelsa State.
Yinusa who named the child from Prison custody said he was going to name her Fatima, a name borne by the daughter of Prophet Muhammad.
Ese was allegedly delivered of a baby girl last Thursday morning at the Government House Clinic after she went into labour at her Police Officers Mess temporary residence.
Yinusa who was granted bail since April but unable to meet the bail conditions and is remanded at the Okaka Medium Security Prisons was said to have broken into smiles when he was told that Ese had given birth to a baby girl.
According to sources, when the story appeared on social media, one of the members of the legal team called to confirm and upon confirmation, the story was broken to the Dahiru family and Yinusa was also informed.
Yinusa was said to have expressed excitement to see his daughter when he was told that the girl took after his complexion.
“ Yinusa has been told about the birth of a baby girl by Ese Oruru. He was called from Kano and told that he has a daughter after the Internet pictures were confirmed to be true. He was very happy over the news and he immediately gave her the name Fatima after the daughter of Prophet Mohammed and because of the circumstances surrounding the birth of the girl, which he believes is divine. The name Fatima is the personification of high virtues and purity. As I talk to you, I can tell you that he is eagerly waiting to see the daughter”.
However in an interview, the father of Ese, Mr. Charles Oruru said he is yet to give a name to his granddaughter.
According to him the family has no money and it is not planning any naming ceremony in line with the tradition. Mr. Oruru who declared that he is not interested if Yinusa has been told about the birth of the baby said, the
family is willing to forgive Yinusa if he shows remorse and apologises for his mistakes in abducting Ese to Kano.
“I don’t want to know if he has been told about the birth of the girl and has given her a name. All I know is that I am yet to give her a name. We don’t have money, so we are not thinking of a naming ceremony. As I said before, we are grateful to God that she delivered safely. As for Yinusa he has not realized his mistakes for him to show
remorse. He has to apologise for the whole world to hear before we would now talk of forgiveness because the case is beyond us now, the whole world is aware”