Yunusa Dahiru‘s mother, just like his father – Dahiru Bala, insists their son was a house help for Ese Oruru and her family for a decade, and that the two were in love. She also says her and her husband condemned Yunusa for abducting Ese, as they know it’s illegal.
She’s also surprised by the media attention her family is getting, and prays her son gets through what she called a tough phase in his life.
“All of a sudden, my house has become a Mecca of sorts, and while I continue to wonder the intrusion into our private lives, the more I am confused about the unnecessary spotlight.
“My boy has been with them for 10 years, and when we heard of a love relationship between Yunusa and Ese, my husband did the needful to arrest the situation.
We may be poor and uneducated, but the fact remains that we run our lives based on the dictates of our religion, and we don’t need anyone to lecture us on the illegality of Yunusa’s action”.