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“The Emir is Culpable” FFK Outraged by Ese Oruru’s Abduction & Cover-Up by “Ruling Elite”



Femi Fani-Kayode - August 2014 - 01Popular 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


  1. anonymous

    March 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Is FFK so desperate for attention that he parked what little brain he has left? I can understand an illiterate and emotional mother saying that Sanusi kept the girl for his “pleasure”, but for FFK to actually consider “if this is true” talk less of repeating such an absurdity just lends credence to talk that he (FFK) is a bit deranged!

    • Kosi

      March 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

      You’re disgusting.

    • larz

      March 2, 2016 at 11:57 am

      He said the Emir should release a statement to provide a counter explanation or we would be forced to believe Ese’s mum. The fact remains that the girl was held in the Palace. You are responsible for your palace. If one of the employees in the White house kidnapped and housed someone (not to talk of a minor) in the White House, I bet the President of the US will make a statement and will accept some responsibility.

      More importantly, it wasn’t enough that he ordered that this issue gets resolved since last year. He should have made sure that this was followed through properly.

      In conclusion, based on the facts reported:
      – a girl was kidnapped
      – she was house in the palace of the Emir
      – the Emir knew of it and made a ruling in Aug 26 2015
      – somehow did not follow through or make sure the girl was rightfully returned home.
      – the media broke this story a week ago (in Feb 2016), six months after the Emir found out
      – the girl was returned within the week.

      the Emir should at least be ashamed of himself:
      – he houses a criminal and their victim
      – his word is clearly undermined if people didn’t take action after 6 months of instructing them to. clearly he doesn’t have the clout needed to govern. Some might say he is unfit as a president
      – he has come across as uncaring of a minor. As a father, he should be really ashamed of himself.

    • kadara

      March 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Why are people saying paedophile if the boy is 18 ? Not sure that is the word here not that it’s right. I think this is more a case of children playing love granted he should have known better

    • kadara

      March 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Would th outrage be same if they were from the same tribe and religion? I wonder

    • Rubbish

      March 3, 2016 at 12:33 am

      oh shut up. you just barge into every thread about northerners and start attacking other tribes without reading the original post. FOH

    • Mamacita

      March 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      *insert law and order theme song here* The psycho formerly known as FFK, you are back again! If Nigeria was a sane country, first off, people like you would be in jail and not writing newspaper columns. ??????????receive sense.

      Re the Emir of Kano defiling Ese, I will not make a case for him. I hope he will ignore your stupidity but I secretly wish he will cut you down to size. ?

    • CalmDown

      March 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Relax!!! Focus on what is important here.

  2. treasureD

    March 2, 2016 at 10:52 am

    In d 1st place why wuld d Emir capture d young gal 4 dat long dat is d question dat shuld be in evry Nigeria mouth. I agree wth FFK in dis country we liv in d rich nd powerful control’s evrytin

  3. ladyb

    March 2, 2016 at 11:47 am

    shouldn’t this man be baby sitting or teaching his son on how not to be like daddy

    • NIRA

      March 2, 2016 at 11:53 am


  4. tannie

    March 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I had this argument with my fiancé this morning. I wondered why Nigerians turned around to blame the girl and her parents. Even AIT’s presenter suggested that “maybe she was been maltreated at home.” No matter what may have happened between the girl and the guy, the fact is she is a minor and was KIDNAPPED. The Emir should have ensured that the girl was taken back to her parents but he ignored it and that is not a nice of a good leader. I hope the guy will be prosecuted.

    • JoeJoe

      March 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      If this is not another Nollywood movie meant to keep the interest/yearning hearts of the populace in some kind of unsolicited suspense, why is the face of the abductor shielded from Public view. Who are the actors/directors orchestrating the shielding of the man from Public view? Why show Ese’s face alone? It looks like there is more to this drama. The Nigerian judicial system must guard against another criminal being brought forward, tomorrow, to stand in place of Yunusa Dahiru, in the process of prosecuting this matter. Let us all know all actors in this drama ab initio.

    • nnenne

      March 3, 2016 at 4:17 am

      @JoeJoe…. To thinking about that the face of an adult offender was hidden while the face of a minor, that should be protected/ hidden is all over the news media. Only in Nigeria!

  5. Tomma

    March 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Emir, Yunusa. etc…..they all should be held accountable……..pedophilia is being exposed

  6. UB40

    March 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    As much as I am not a fan of FFK in any way this one time I think he makes sense, the Emir should tell Nigeria why that young girl was in his palace in the first instance.

  7. prince

    March 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    If you’ve lived in the north or you’re there presently then you’ll agree with FFK on this one. I’m not a fan of his at all but I’ve been in the north I live in the nation’s capital. Those people are evil, to them Ese is too old sef. Those demons marry as little at 9year old.
    Sanusi can deny it but deep down inside, he knows he’s a pedophile and they derive joy is having sex and seeing the girl in pain. those people are animals oooooooooooooo. I know what I’m saying and Sanusi should be held accountable. That their demonic religion that makes every bad thing good for them. Satanic fellows

  8. Tee

    March 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    it is not uncommon for for girls to run away from home with boy or man even older to be their father it happens all over the world , i think we should be careful no to inadvertently stir up tribal and religious tension, Love is stronger that death even thought it cant stop death from happening . it appears some of the girls family know the boy in their negbourhood and so must have been aware of their relationship. i think the media is wipping up hysteria and using alarming vocabularieis to engender the masses.. delta girl or bayelsa girl ..christian girl abducted forced to convert,, these are all designed to attract emotionan response and religious sentiment. girls grow up fast this days with social pressure tv and social networks they can be easily misled . parents should make special effort to educate their children on all matters including relationships.

    • Prec

      March 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      EVEN IF this is a story of two lovers, which you have so generously accepted, it’s also about getting her back! In other place yes people run away but guess what? In the case involving an underage person, when the police finds them they are brought back to their parents, and in more developed cases the adult in the situation will be charged. Not only were the police not efficient, the parent had to go find their daughter on their own and was denied even seeing, not to talk of releasing their child. Please please let us all try to use the brain that God so generally gave us, EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRST!

  9. Ijebujesha

    March 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    The Emir eithet acted very irresponsibly or he is culpable as an accomplice or main criminal as FFK said. Why did he not hand over Yunusa to the Police when the matter got to him in August 2015? Anyone should know that abducting an underaged girl from her parents is a crime. Also it’s very disturbing that 6months after the matter was purpotedly brought to the Emir’s attention, she was still living with Yunusa! There is much more dirty things to this saga, I have a strong feeling that unearthing it will shake the country. In a counry that largely works, Emir Sanusi would be a key suspsect but this is Nigeria. ..

  10. Akinola

    March 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Na wa for bella ooo… When did Femi Fani-Kayode become a popular legal practitioner??? For crying out loud, Femi is more popular for being a political prost***te than a legal practitioner… Please dont mislead your readers…

  11. sharon

    March 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I cannot believe most of you guys!! Kadara and co. Rape is rape!! I do not care if an 18 years old ibo or yoruba christian boy kidnapped a child and took them to the oba or Igwe’s palace. It is Rape and he’s a freaking pedophile!! Act educated and leave sentiments aside. Hate FFK all you want but he spoke he TRUTH. No wonder Nigeria is the way it is. Sigh

  12. mabel

    March 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Some people here tho. May the same happen to your child since you’re in support of it. I’m sure you’ll love it.

  13. Peaches77

    March 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    If you have read this story and haven’t asked yourselves some hard questions about our society then hmm…. you are yet to wake up.

  14. Word

    March 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I am reading the comments and, and I am shocked! Either most Nigerians are sick in the head and need psychiatrist. For pit sake, this is a minor. She is 13 years ago, and someone is writing about lovers and elopement. I hope you all know she is 5 months pregnant! Someone called F will be bragging about returning to this type of madness. At least in the U.S,, They deal seriously with pedophiles and have sex offenders registry!

  15. AmSAD

    March 2, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Lookafter ur abysmal stateout, once thy spokn it can not be forgoten only be forgiven, if not’ u will call a spade a spade. shameless perfurmes.
    im telling u d truth
    FFK 02/03/2016.

  16. Tolu

    March 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Omo buruku lojo ti e

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