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Ese Oruru: Buhari’s aide, Bashir makes U-turn after promising to influence court judgment

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmed has apologized for promising to influence the judgment which sentenced Yinusa Dahiru to 26 years imprisonment for rape.

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Recall that a Federal High Court, in Yenagoa on Thursday, sentenced the abductor of Eseoghene Rita Oruru, to 26 years in prison.

The culprit had abducted the teenager in 2015, converted her to Islam and impregnated her.

However, a Nigerian who claimed the case was manipulated, had called on Bashir to help upturn the judgment.

He wrote, “Please Bashir do something about Yunusa Yellow for Allah’s sake, he is wrongly accused and sentenced, the whole matter is manipulated, we need to appeal for him.”

Bashir, who responded in Hausa language said “My brother, I do not have the power to do anything against the judgment of the court, but I will try to contact those whom I think are capable.”

However, after backlash from Nigerians on social media, the presidential aide claimed that he had no knowledge of the case.

He said, “I commented on the Yunusa Yellow saga earlier, without knowing and understanding the details of the case.

“Eloping or rather, kidnapping a minor and forcing her to marry you shouldn’t be taken lightly. A condemnable act.”

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