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Ese Oruru: A show of shame!

By Sly Edaghese   |   02 June 2016   |   2:38 am
Wife of Bayelsa State governor, Mrs. Racheal Dickson carrying Ese Oruru’s new baby while her mother, Rose (centre) looks on

Wife of Bayelsa State governor, Mrs. Racheal Dickson carrying Ese Oruru’s new baby while her mother, Rose (centre) looks on

Sir: Truly, many Nigerians don’t know shame. Tell me, how does a 14-year old abducted girl, Ese Oruru, delivering of a baby girl (or boy) call for celebrations? I can’t imagine the message the wife of Bayelsa State governor, Mrs. Rachael Dickson, appearing on the front page (or even inner page) of The Guardian carrying Ese’s new baby, with smiling Ese’s mother, Rose, by her side, intended to pass to the Nigerian teenage girls seeing her.

It is that these girls should take Ese as their role model? I can’t just understand? And is Ese’s mother not disturbed that her 14-year old kid, instead of being in school with her mates studying, is being shown on TV and on the pages of newspaper carrying a baby?

Does it ever occur to her that such undue publicity being given to her child could ruin her chances of getting a decent man to marry her in the future? Or perhaps the parents would make do with Dahiru Yunusa, alias ‘Yellow’, the commercial tricycle driver who abducted her and raped her, as the bona fide husband of their daughter! Shame! Shame!! Shame!!!

The same show of shame is now being played out by the Federal Government with the rescued Chibok girl Amina. You saw the other day how service chiefs, ministers, governors, etc, in a motorcade accompanied Amina, carrying her own baby girl too, to Aso Rock to see the President and his wife! I am confused! Can somebody please tell me what is going on here! What has led us to lose our sense of judgment?‎

Sly Edaghese,
Lagos




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