Mr. Charles Oruru, father of Ese yesterday at his Opolo residence on the return of his daughter said:
“I am very happy the storm is over. I thanked God for her safe return and all Nigerians who made it possible for her return. I thanked the commissioner of police, the NGOs, the media and other civil society groups. It had been a traumatic experience for us. I was like a fish out of water. I was not sleeping well. It was a real war for our family.” On the health condition of his daughter he said, “whatever you read in the newspaper is true.” Ese Oruru, arrived Yenagoa yesterday and she was quartered at the police officers mess Yenagoa At the police officers Mess, journalists were denied access to the girl by security operatives who claimed they were acting on instruction from above.
But a police confided in Vanguard saying: “there is a directive that the girl should be accommodated at the Mess for three days because of the trauma she has passed through.”
As at the time of filing this report journalists were still keeping vigil at the mess.