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#FreeEse – Alleged Audio Interview with Abducted Teenager Surfaces



800x450xAisha-ChuwasPremium Times is reporting that Ese Oruru, said on Monday she was not interested in reuniting with her family, denying reports that she was abducted from her home in Bayelsa State.

In an exclusive audio recording obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the girl also said she eloped with her lover to Kano in order to convert to Islam.

“My name is Aisha Chuwas. I am 17-year-old. I came here to be a Muslim and I will stay here,” she said in the audio.

The recording appeared a conversation between Miss Oruru and a police interrogator in Kano.

A human rights lawyer, Huwaila Mohammed, who was given access to the girl at the Zonal Police Headquarters in Kano, said upon interrogation, she understood the girl was never forced to convert to Islam.

“I was there to protect her rights,” Ms. Mohammed said. “When I approached her initially, she refused to talk to me. Later she opened up to me.

“She is very defiant. She told me she was born in February 1999. I personally wanted her to reunite with her family, but surprisingly she asked me to tell her mother that she will never return to Bayelsa.

“The police should ensure that she is protected and returned to her family. She is still not matured enough to take such a weighty decision without parental consent.”

Ms. Mohammed, who also spoke with Miss Oruru’s lover, Yunusa Yellow, said upon interrogation, she established that he is 18-year-old man “not anywhere above 20”.

“I was surprised when I saw a very small boy. He is just 18-year old. I was enraged thinking that it was an old man involved in the saga. From the way I see it, they eloped not because of religion but love,” she said.

You can read the full article on Premium Times.

In other news, the Emir of Kano denied involvement, condemned the abduction and promised to help get the teen home.


  1. DeeCee

    February 29, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    One of the most disgusting things I’ve seen on the internet this year. I really hope they return this child to her parents

  2. nnenne

    February 29, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Stop the long story and return the girl to her family, ASAP!

  3. TA

    February 29, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Please return the girl to her parents. No its or buts. I saw this angle to the story coming and it’s chilling that this has played out exactly that way. In the 90s , a family friend visiting us from Kano tells the story of his Yoruba neighbours in Kano whose daughter went missing. Parents searched everywhere but didn’t find her. After about 4 yrs when they had presumed her dead. She later told her stunned family she woke up to find herself in a strange house.What am I doing here? You are my wife a baba that she had known as an Imam in their neighbourrhood tells her. She fled and somehow found her way home. Her parents and her quietly packed up and left Kano and returned to their home state. As a child, that story disturbed me on several fronts. Almost 25 years, we’re still reading similar tales. Please, reunite Ese with her parents and arrest the paedophile Yinusa. Nigeria is a broken land on so many levels. Paedophiles everywhere.

    • TA

      February 29, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Apologies for typos,typed in a rush.

    • nene+

      March 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      This voice belongs to a full grown woman Northern lady. Heavily accented. Not an voice familiar to Bayelsa. This is not Ese!!!

    • Yetunde Martins

      March 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Absolutely!!!, same thing I noticed while I listened to the audio. So just in 8months she has developed a very distinct hausa accent? Whao! that is a nollyhood playing out there….Please just return the girl back to her family without any further delay.

  4. Wow!

    February 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Wow….soooo fake, that is a conc northern accent….definitely not someone who grew up in bayelsa. Rubbish

  5. I no send

    February 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Sounds to me like a love struck teenager who decided to elope with her boyfriend..but the parents who are understandably distressed are making every possible move to get her back..I hope they can all calm down and reason with her because teenagers can b very stubborn o..

    • professor X

      March 1, 2016 at 3:43 am

      You are real Anofia. Love struck, ke? Then why not return the girl to her parents?! Why did it take a public campaign to make the Emir acts appropriately. Additionally, why is the Emir the rule of law in a country that has actual laws? Again, you are real Anofia

  6. Californiabawlar

    February 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    But she has to go back home!! Now that we have established that they are both minors…it’s even better…they boy’s guardians should have the sense to send her back to her parents until she’s of age!!
    OH Lord I’m about to burst a vein!! Nothing is right in this country….nothing!! Absolutely nothing!!!

  7. Somebody

    February 29, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    How does a girl who grew up in Bayelsa state have such a deep Hausa accent? And why has her aging accelerated to 3-4.5 years in the space of 6 months?

    Epic fail.


    Let us see a video recorded copy.

  8. Ni

    February 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Fa fa foul!!!. They have twisted it. So now they are turning it into a case of teenage lovers. We can see through the falsehood! Like if they threaten and ask her to lie about the whole story she wouldn’t obey.

  9. Somebody

    February 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    On re listening I hear a script been read word for word

  10. Ann

    February 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I saw this media play coming. Ahhh, we really are all slaves to the north. I heard her parents on the radio say she is 14 with my ears and now they’re spinning it like she’s 17 and he’s 18. Also her elder brother is 16? Lmao. Kai. These people really think we’re fools. Please just return the girl to bayelsa. Also Bella Naija, you’re silly for posting this obvious propaganda. Stand for something!!!

    • Nonso

      February 29, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      @bellanaija stand for something! U are always playing safe…

    • Nahum

      March 1, 2016 at 12:19 am

      I have to agree with you. Bella Naija, I am upset that you would even dignify this by posting it. @Uche, you are a mother. Stand up and declare this recording a fake and use your blog to push for the release of ESe. Stand for that child so anyone that wants to do it again will not even think of it.

  11. chikala

    February 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Its obvious the girl made that statement under duress. Heard the girl will be re-united with her family tmro, not sure how true that is…all the same, she should be returned to her family and the abductor jailed! A lesson has to be learnt if not some other fool will attempt the same thing. And the only reason the emir is moving is because this has gathered so much dust., smh #powerofsocialmedia

  12. Spunky

    February 29, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I thought as much! Something seemed off in the initial report. That said, tie the young girl up if you have to and have her bundled to wherever she eloped from…stupid!

    • Frank

      February 29, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Dat audio is arrant nonsence so fake

  13. Mr. Egghead

    February 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    The Inspector-General of Police was actually WAITING for the Emir of Kano to intervene!! An officer of the law was WAITING for a member of the traditional institution.
    Ah! There was a country.

  14. WTF

    February 29, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    FO here with this BS interview… That girl has a northern accent and sounds nothing like one from Bayelsa. Also, you mean to tell us the parents don’t know her age? Release a video of the girl Doug this shady interview… Not all of us are as gullible as you’d like to believe… I’m so upset! #stopjustifyingrubbish #esenotaisha #releasethatchild

  15. kaybee

    February 29, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    1. I hope she is still alive .
    2. A 13 yr old was kidnapped, taken away by a pedophile.
    3. This is a fake interview, a Bayelsa girl can’t just turn up with thick hausa accent.
    4. This lawyer purporting to speak for the girl as a human rights activist should be disbarred and then jailed for obstruction of justice, child endangerment, kidnapping, impersonation and child porn.
    5. I’m surprised there ha been no public statement made by the authorities in the matter.
    6. Lord help Nigeria. Lord help ESE and the rest of our children.
    7. It is well.

  16. obama's friend

    February 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    imagine this Ese girl ooooo

    proper urhobo babe
    return our girl

  17. obama's friend

    February 29, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    wow …this is the news of d hour

    I am here to stay…

  18. aurora

    February 29, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    How does she develop a strong hausa accent in 5 months? Obviously scripted and acted with an hausa teenager. Kai these northerners really are above the law sha. They have won this and will get away with it. Sadly

  19. baby

    February 29, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I thought she they said she has been taken for 6months? 1) y is her accent so hausa ? 2) y don’t we have video and where her parents present during the interview? I schooled in d not n have friends dat schooled in d north Frm secondary sch to university even did their NYSC yet they don’t have hausa accent. Biko let’s hear word. Send Es back to her family . She is due f marriage she can go n look for d Mr yellow

  20. Celeste

    February 29, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    These people just want to sell a lie! Let’s see the video recording for proof. Even with that, the girl may have been hypnotized. I live in the north and this almost happened to my friend. It took the prompt intervention of her parents and their pastor’s prayers for her to be saved – she didn’t even know what she was doing (mind you, my friend is an adult). Unless proved beyond doubt, I doubt the man involved here is really an 18 year old.

  21. Johnny

    February 29, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    I stayed in the north 4 4years.. nothing nothing..I can fluently speak hausa,, I can fake the accent.. but to perfect it in 4months… GADDAMN….. This audio is not realistic.. makes no sense…

  22. Celeste

    February 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Even if he is an 18 year old, he is an adult and should be held accountable for his actions with a minor. They now claim the girl is 17 years. Like seriously, how bad can their lies get? They now want to tell her parents how old their daughter is. Can you imaging pleading with paedophiles to return a child back to her parents? Which way forward Nigeria?

  23. xoxo

    February 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Sounds like they gave her a script to read

  24. Enkay

    February 29, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    That’s a pure Hausa girl speaking in the audio? How low can these people go? And the one that calls himself a journalist doing the interview ? This whole thing is pathetic. Whatever happened to even camera phone so we can see the girl’s face. Shame on anyone taking advantage of this girl either to protect their religion or whatever selfish reason.

  25. Glory N

    March 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I knew they would come up with something stupid like this. So let me get this straight-
    1. Ese spent less than a year and suddenly developed a serious hausa accent…wow
    2. Assuming (but not conceding) that she eloped “willingly” with the criminal called Yunusa, His parents and relatives did not wonder where her parents were? Is that how people marry in the North? Men just bring random women home and gbam! they are married?….. interesting
    3. the letter the emir wrote earlier had pegged her age at 15, in 6 months Ese grew so quickly and became 17, fetilizer must have been added to the tuwo she was fed and this must be an alternate universe where time leaps…..
    4. I wonder when the IGP of police became surbodinate to the Emir of Kano. Is Nigeria a secular state or do we have a parallel caliphate within the country? we need to clarify these things so we know where we stand
    5. So the Young woman was “released” but not to her parents, but to premium times for this “exclusive interview”…interesting
    6. Where is Yunusa by the way, he is a criminal why isn’t he in custody? Rev King hid behind christianity to kill and was tried and found guilty by our courts, he will hang soon. Why should Yunusa’s case be different? Our Criminal/penal code recognise the crime of abduction, (aiding and abetting inclusive) and possible unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor
    7. Why is there an attempt to change the narrative from an abduction to a romeo and juliet story? why the attempt to whitewash what has happened? Is it possible Yunusa abducted this girl for someone high up in the “hierachy” – afterall virgin child brides are the best thing since sliced bread in certain regions.
    Nigeria is a scary place filled with many wicked souls.

    • kaybee

      March 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      God bless you richly for these insightful statements, amen. May God help Nigeria!!!

  26. Jojo

    March 1, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Who authorized the lawyer to talk to girl without her parents consent? Does she think we fell and bumped our heads? Is this self appointed lawyer really a lawyer.? She doesn’t sound like one. Even if she eloped which she did not, she is not yet 18 which is the age of consent.
    Why hasn’t she been returned to her parents? Why wasn’t there a video? Who authorized miss human right ‘lawyer” to talk to “her’?
    Nasty people.. Return someone’s child abi you want to use her for medicine of BH activities?
    Isn’t Nigeria secular state again?

  27. Jojo

    March 1, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Fake hausa people. Return her already

  28. Ayoka

    March 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

    This person talking is not Ese. Although when they find Ese, she will say the same thing. After all the things they will have chanted on her head, hypnosis is real. Every body should pray for the girl jare. No be oju lasan

  29. oshomol

    March 1, 2016 at 1:57 am

    she was abducted for pedophile sanusi….and Bayelsa gov.isn’t saying anything about this matter,these people b licking northerners ass since 1914

  30. Kunle

    March 1, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Its very obvious that nigerians love sensationalised stories and conspiracies. U cant bear to belieive that its possible for a teenager to elope from her parents with her lover? Is that unheared of? I understand the story is more interesting when u sensationalise it by adding a religious dimension to it but pls lets just stick to facts. U heard the one side of the story via social media and didnt question its accuracy or authenticity, u believed it immediately but when u hear the other side of the and it doesnt tally with what u want to believe, u start to question it without facts. Shame on u!

    • Ijebujesha

      March 1, 2016 at 3:46 am

      Her mum said she recently turned 14, was abducted when she was 13. Her brother said he is 16 and this sham audio claims she is 17. Do you know her age better than her mum?

    • ANGRY ME

      March 1, 2016 at 5:07 am

      @ Kunle from your comments I realized that 1. You are either a pedophile or emanate pedophilic tendencies. 2. You are clearly not a parent. 3. The fact that this story doesn’t disturb your conscience means you are a sick sick person. 4. You have no love for anyone or anything innocent. You are a misanthrope. 5. You lack common understanding and can’t comprehend things. If after reading and following this story your comment is all you have to offer then pray thee that this never happens to any of your kids should you have any or anyone you hold dear.

    • ANGRY ME

      March 1, 2016 at 5:08 am


    • Kay

      March 1, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Actually Kunle, shame on you. Of course, there are teenagers that elope with their lovers but can’t you realise that this particular case is not one of them. First, the person that was interviewed is not Ese. Second, why did they change her age ? Third, even if she eloped, why won’t they allow her parents see her and take her home. It’s apparent the girl was taken away by wicked people to be exploited against her own will. I pray she’s recovered quickly and the culprits brought to book, hopefully. #OnlyinNigeria

    • Nawa4uKunle

      March 1, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Shame on you too. Is it not sensational and interesting that a teenager eloped with a man for love’s sake?
      Nobody added a religious dimension. There’s religion written all over the two sides. In the kangaroo, jankara interview you seem to align with, the character of the interviewee (obviously played by an Hausa girl) said she came there to become a Muslim. Brethren, that’s religious, we didn’t add that.
      Lots of people now claiming to have spoken with the girl but the mother was not allowed to see her, smh. Even the emir referred to her as Aisha in his letter as though nobody told him that was a conversion. Well, we don’t know Aisha, we know Ese and we demand she’s returned to her mum.
      And why are we debating this matter at all?
      It’s a sad that this is even a subject of argument. There’s kidnapping, there must have been statutory rape and we’re still analysing; when the girl should have been returned long ago and the Yinusa should have been on trial.
      A 14-year-old girl was kidnapped from her mother by an adult, forced into a marriage, had her name and religion changed and we’re still talking love and consent. Nigeria is funny.

    • kaybee

      March 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Mr Kunle, aka Yunusa/Yellow. don’t worry, you will get you day in court. You can begin to prep your defense with the same human rights lawyer. Then we will finally see your face. Mchew!!

  31. Prec

    March 1, 2016 at 4:07 am

    This is ridiculous for goodness sakes, this is really maddening. Why does everyone else but the child’s parents have access to Ese.. I’m not interested in knowing if this is a fake Ese or not, that’s not the issue, whether they eloped or not, THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. The girl’s parents wants to take her home whyyyyyy isn’t she being released, what the heck is this? Very soon now they will say the girl has magically turned 18 and can choose to stay while they are wasting timeeeee. How the heck are supposed to believe anything Ese says when she is living with her abductors, what if she is being threatened? huh? Meanwhile she is still probably being sexually molested, for God’s sake, please let this girl go home. Urgh

  32. Kawa

    March 1, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Kunle just shut up already. Peadophile kawai!!! If it were your daughter you wouldn’t talk this way. Bella Naija I had some much respect for you. When this issue came to public light I didn’t hear you guys say anything. Senseless killing here and there you don’t report but its this propaganda you chose’ve lost a fan today . I swear Una don’t fall hand . Shame!!!!!

  33. ayi

    March 1, 2016 at 5:29 am

    @ kunle,you can come here and just read comments .you dont have to drop one because you are dumb…i really hope it happens to your close relative.some BNERS coming here to spew nonsense..gerrrahere mehn

  34. ayi

    March 1, 2016 at 5:32 am

    @ kunle, you sound like a paedophile, you disgust me.

  35. Bubu

    March 1, 2016 at 5:43 am

    WHAT CRAP IS THIS!! I m not interested in listening to the audio. Get the child to a parents that’s all we are interested in. ALL YOU MUSLIM FANATICS TAKE NOTE NIGERIA IS NOT A MUSLIM COUNTRY AND WILL NEVER BE.

    • Bubu

      March 1, 2016 at 5:45 am

      *Her parents.

  36. Bubu

    March 1, 2016 at 5:48 am

    The point is baseless if she eloped or not she is not old enough to make such a decision so under the law her parents have the right to decide.Its not our business if she eloped for love or she was kidnapped. GET THE CHILD OUT OF THERE IN 24HRS!!! NOTHING MORE!.

  37. Dinma Caruso

    March 1, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Where the south Southerners should be active, they’d be silent……

  38. Bubu

    March 1, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Welldone madam Bellanaija, u chopped my first comment. I knew u will not post it. Nigeria is not a Muslim country and that is the truth. So no one has the sole right to do what they like. The earlier we stop this the better.

  39. hazel M

    March 1, 2016 at 7:10 am

    @Kunhle your an arsehole.

  40. guess

    March 1, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Wow! The Ese girl already has a northern accent???? Liar liar pants on fire.

  41. Tosin

    March 1, 2016 at 8:04 am

    okay, the Emir has responded. I’m not bothered. Human rights, rights to privacy etc. Even for children.

  42. mulikat

    March 1, 2016 at 9:54 am

    stop that long stroy, u will say anything they tell u to say,once in hand of kidnapper,thinking without doing so,they will kill u,that gal is 13-14 ys,just look at her,that yunisa, most be in love with her,he make mistake, he should wait till she finish school and she is 18ys,then ask her parent to marry her, nobody will say bad of him and this northern culture.of marrying gal of 5-10 ys to older men, if he is 18ys they say, and the gal is 13 ,14 ys in feb 22 this ys, why cant he wait 4-5 ys then he can ask to marry her, by then ,he walk with is okada,get more money to take care of the esu and she too can walk with her secondary certificate,they wont be surfar in future able to take gud care of theirself and kids in future.he just sale his okada and run with her to kano state, why must he do this to the gal parents,any way is not educated and most be first love on his side or both side.

    • kuku

      March 1, 2016 at 11:13 am

      OH MY DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! mulikat i haff die …..bwhaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa !

  43. BET

    March 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Love me some Mulikat @Mulikat, that’s so much sense o, very true. Hmmmmmmm

  44. Mskim

    March 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I must say…. i’m a northerner. The girl in this recording has a very noticeable northern accent.
    I find it hard to believe its the girl in question’
    Regardless, that girl should be taken back to her parents.

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