The trial of Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of 14-year old Ese Oruru at a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State has been adjourned till March 21.
Yunusa’s trial was adjourned because both the prosecution and defence counsels did not bring their cited authorities to court.
The defendant also referred to as Yellow, is standing trial for alleged abduction, coercion, seduction into illicit intercourse, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of Miss Oruru.
He pleaded not guilty to all.
Charges were filed against him after Miss Oruru was handed over to her parents after six months of her alleged abduction.
The prime suspect in the Ese Oruru’s abduction saga has been in the custody of the Police in Yenagoa since his arrest in Kano.
There were reports that he already gave his statement to the Bayelsa State Police Command and divulged those who were aware of his plans to abduct Ese Oruru.
The Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo, told Channels Television’s correspondent that another accomplice to the crime was still at large.
He said that the Police had the names and other data of persons that would likely be invited for interrogation as the investigation progresses.