The rescued 14-year-old Ese Oruru was on Thursday morning delivered of a baby girl.
Ese, was allegedly abducted in Bayelsa State in August 2015 and taken to Kano State where she was converted to Islam and married out without the consent of her parents.
Since her return to Yenagoa, she has lived at the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
She was said to have gone into labour in the morning and taken to Bayelsa State Government House Clinic where she was delivered of a baby girl.
Ese’s father, Charles Oruru, obviously elated by the news confirmed the development.
Charles said his daughter was delivered of a bouncing baby girl about 10.15am on Thursday.
He said the young girl, who was in Junior Secondary School at the time she was taken away, was in a good state after going through the early morning labour stress.
“Ese and her daughter are hale and hearty. She gave birth to a baby girl at the Government House Clinic, Yenagoa. I just came back from the hospital,” Charles said.
Charles said that they were excited about the latest addition to the family, despite the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy.
He added that the baby and the mother were doing well, saying that the young girl gave birth without much trouble.
“Yes, my daughter gave birth in the morning around a quarter past 10. The mother and the child are well. She gave birth to herself (a baby girl). We are very happy that she gave birth safely,” he said.
Ese’s abduction case is currently before a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, where her alleged kidnapper, Yunusa Dahiru, alias Yellow, is facing five counts of alleged kidnapping, unlawful carnal knowledge and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Dahiru has been in prison custody unable to fulfil the bail conditions slammed by the court headed by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa.
Before Thursday’s incident, Ese was expected to give evidence in secret when the hearing of the case will come up on June 2.