Popular legal practitioner, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that Nigeria is a country where anyone can get away anything provided they belong to the ruling class that is vested with so much money and power.
He however said in his column made available to Premium Times newspaper that there are a couple of people who are attempting to distort the facts about the tragic plight of Ese Oruru, saying that she was stolen from her parents is 14 years old and not 18.
Here are some excerpts from his article:
On Child Abduction
This is not a love story about two inseparable young people: it is a story about pedophilia, child abduction, kidnapping, human trafficking, slavery, rape, impunity, wickedness and ritual sex, and Emir Sanusi has a case to answer. That little girl has been raped over and over again and she may well have AIDS, VVF or some other strange sexual disease by now.
Nigerians Victim Shaming
Instead of sympathising with her and considering the fact that she may never be the same again in view of the physical and mental torture and trauma that she has suffered over the last few months, some misguided souls and shameless commentators have the temerity to come to social media and say that she was old enough to “get it”, whilst others say that she “loved it” and “wanted it”. I am utterly disgusted and appauled by these sentiments. Where is the humanity of those that speak and think like this? Where is their compassion and where is their soul?
May God judge them and may their own infant daughters be abducted, forcefully Islamised, raped, enslaved and kept against their will as a sex slave in an Emir’s palace in the same way that Ese was.
On Emir of Kano’s Alleged Involvement
Meanwhile, I just watched an AIT video in which 14 year old Ese Oruru’s mother claimed that her daughters abductors said that it was the Emir of Kano himself that ordered her daughters abduction and that she was kept in his palace for over one year for his pleasure. If this is true, it confirms the suspicion that the Emir is culpable. If what she has said is true, it also proves that the Emir is not only a praticing pedophile but also a very sick man and he must be held accountable.
It is important that Emir Sanusi clears the air and tells us precisely what he did with this little girl, otherwise we are entitled to assume the worst and believe what Ese’s mother has told us. Quite apart from that, we are compelled to ask whether this sort of thing has happened before and how widespread it is? How many other little girls have been stolen from their homes and forced to join harems all over the nation?
The Powerful Aren’t Held Accountable in Nigeria
Evidently we live in a strange country where evil is swept under the carpet and often justified. We live in a country where those that expose such evil abominations and speak truth are demonised, hated, despised and, more often than not, threatened with violence, persecution, intimidation, arrest, spurious criminal investigations and baseless civil court actions. More often than not this is the price of speaking the truth and exposing evil in Nigeria.
There is clearly a conspiracy of silence about the perpetuation of evil in this country amongst the ruling elite. The feeling is that anyone can get away with anything providing they belong to a particular circle and class, and providing they have money and power. And it is because they have money and power and they have powerful friends in government and in the political class that they feel that they can silence, crush, kill, abduct, cripple, ruin, sue and jail anybody that tests their will and crosses them or that exposes the truth about their blood-chilling and perverse ways.
That is the reality of Nigeria and it is a sad and sorry one. All I can say is thank God for the media, and particularly for The Punch newspaper who started the ball rolling last Sunday. If not for their cover story about Ese, with all those pictures on their front page, the little girl would not be free and at home with her family today. Instead, she would have still been in slavery and captivity at the Emir of Kano’s palace.
Femi Fani-Kayode also thanked other newspapers and media houses for bringing the story to light, saying their publications on the issue forced the government to respond.
Source: Premium Times