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An Idiot Guide to understanding, Ending Esse Oruru's saga


Back in the day, when journalism was still journalism and journalists were still journalists, Mike Awoyinfa and his brother, the late Dimgba Igwe, would have dispatched journalists at Weekend Concord to Yenagoa, to see Esse's parents; Abuja and Yenagoa, to see the police authorities; Kano to see the Emir and members of the Emirate Council and across the country to seek the opinions of people from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Of course, doctors, Muslim and Christian priests, psychologists and child rights advocates would be interviewed. And, Esse Oruru herself would be dissected. That way,  Esse Oruru's story would be told with the best of details and perspectives.

There are quite a few confusing angles to the whole saga. For instance, how came it that it took the whole of seven months before Esse's parents came out with the story of their abducted child? Why did the IGP claim the Emir must be the one to give the orders before the girl could be rescued? How old is Esse truly, 15, 16, 17?

What role did the Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi play in the whole matter before we called him out and he eventually succumbed to local and international pressure to act? Why did it take him so long to act despite all the effort to get him to do so? Who really abducted Esse? Yinusa who? Who knows him? Who's the District Head that was first contacted? Too many whats, whys, hows, whens and whos!

Then there's the little matter (little indeed!) of consequence management in this case. Are we going to "thank God" Esse has been freed by the almighty Emir and then go home to host a thanksgiving service like Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom? Or are we going to insist that the abductor, Yinusa "Someone" and all those involved in this Circle of Doom are brought to book, held to account and adequately punished? The latter is most definitely my preference, and it is aligned to human rights. Otherwise, the world will reference Nigeria as a modern day Animal Kingdom.
An Idiot Guide to understanding, Ending Esse Oruru's saga An Idiot Guide to understanding, Ending Esse Oruru's saga Reviewed by Emeka Oparah on Thursday, March 03, 2016 Rating: 5

5 comments

  1. One is at loss in this matter
    .Are we running a parallel government here which subjects to the emirate council? where the emir of Kano is the head and the civil constituted authority must comply to his whims and caprices?In normal circumstances shouldn't the culprit be picked up and quizzed for him to establish his innocence. Anyway I should think 'Change'should take care of this matter otherwise the intrinsic fear of IPOB is substantiated.

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  2. One is at loss in this matter
    .Are we running a parallel government here which subjects to the emirate council? where the emir of Kano is the head and the civil constituted authority must comply to his whims and caprices?In normal circumstances shouldn't the culprit be picked up and quizzed for him to establish his innocence. Anyway I should think 'Change'should take care of this matter otherwise the intrinsic fear of IPOB is substantiated.

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  3. I hope the truth of the matter is not swept under the carpet as usual.my take in all of this is that, whoever is involved in this kidnapping saga should be brought to face justice period.

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  4. At least the Emir and the Kano authorities reacted. I'm curious as to why the Bayelsa govt has not said anything and more curious is the fact that no one is asking why the Bayelsa govt and big men didn't lift a finger to help Ese's parent.

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  5. At least the Emir and the Kano authorities reacted. I'm curious as to why the Bayelsa govt has not said anything and more curious is the fact that no one is asking why the Bayelsa govt and big men didn't lift a finger to help Ese's parent.

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