Presidential Aide, Bashir Ahmed has reacted to the social media storm he ignited after promising to influence the 26 year jail sentence Yunusa Dahiru (Yellow) was handed by a Federal supreme court in Yenagoa, after being found guilty of child trafficking and sexually exploiting an underage girl, Ese Oruru.
Dahiru abducted Oruru from her family house at Opolo area of Yenagoa on August 12, 2015 and took her to his home state, Kano, where he forcefully converted her to Islam. The minor, who was 13-years-old at the time of the incident, was raped, leading to pregnancy.
She was eventually rescued by the police in February 2016 and brought back to Yenagoa in early March, where she gave birth to a daughter in May of that same year.
Bashir Ahmad commented on the trial after being asked to intervene by a Twitter user, Hammad Yusuf Saleh who claimed the conviction was manipulated.
Reacting to the outrage his tweet incited, the Presidential aide claimed that he commented on the Yunusa Yellow saga without knowing and understanding the main points of the case.
He wrote in a rejoinder tweet;
I commented on the Yunusa Yellow saga earlier, without knowing and understanding the main points of the case. Eloping or rather, kidnapping a minor and forcing her to marry you shouldn’t be taken lightly. A condemnable act!