Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow has been released from the Okaka Prisons in Bayelsa state after meeting bail conditions.
Dahiru, accused of abducting Ese Oruru, 14 from Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, is currently facing a five-count charge of abducting, inducing by the use of deception and coercion, illicit intercourse, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of the minor.
PUNCH reports that he has been taken to Kano state in company of his team of defence lawyers.
He met bail conditions after Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa reduced the conditions for sureties in the N3m bail bond from a traditional ruler in Bayelsa state, to any traditional ruler within the country. Nganjiwa also relaxed the bail condition from a grade 12 and above in the civil service, to a grade 9.
Lead counsel for Dahiru, Kayode Olaosebikan, confirmed the release of his client, noting that “his people have taken him away.”
Ese’s cross-examination by Dahiru’s lawyers will continue on September 13 2016.