Mrs. Rose Oruru, mother of 14-year-old Ese Oruru, has accused Yunusa Dahiru, aka Yellow, of betraying her and her family by abducting her teenage daughter.
Speaking to PUNCH on the family’s relationship with Yinusa, Mrs Rose said, ”Yunusa was one of the Hausa people in the area, and he used to come to my shop to buy food, and sometimes when he did not have money, we would sell to him on credit or give him food for free.
”When we discovered that he needed a place to lay his head at night, I decided to help him by allowing him to pass the night in the shop, but not to live there. We did not know he would turn against us and kidnap our daughter. Yunusa betrayed me and my family, despite how we helped him.”
“I remember that he behaved like a good person; people in our area knew him very well. Nobody would have thought he could do such a thing,” she added.
According to Rose, Yunusa was asked to stop coming to sleep in her shop in 2013 after some items got missing in the shop.
She said, “That was when I became suspicious. Since I could not prove it, I just asked him to stop coming to the shop to pass the night. This was in late 2012 or early 2013. I had to start locking the fridge and my cupboard. Why would I do that if I had trusted him?”
She recalled that a few weeks after she asked Yunusa to stop coming to sleep in her shop, her shop was burgled. She claimed that valuables were stolen, including food items and a big television set that came with a DVD player.
“That television set was even bigger than the one currently in my shop. We do not want to lay blame on anyone because we could not say that this was the person that did it,” she added.
She said a year later, Yunusa started coming to the shop to buy food.
She said, “He came one day to beg me to forgive him. I then told him that I did not hold anything against him that I had forgiven him. But how could I have known that he was planning to do something bad to my daughter?
“I know my daughter, Ese, she would never have done such a thing with someone like Yunusa. She did not go to Kano with him on her own accord.”