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Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad sparks controversy after promising to influence ‘pedophile’, Yanusa Dahiru’s court sentence



President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmed, has sparked a controversy after he reacted to the 26-year jail sentence of Yunusa Dahiru (Yellow), promising to influence it.

Dahiru who was handed the jail sentence by a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, after being found guilty of child trafficking and sexually exploiting an underage girl, Ese Oruru, abducted her from her family house at Opolo area of Yenagoa on August 12, 2015 and took her to his home state, Kano, where he forcefully converted her to Islam.

The minor, who was 13-years-old at the time of the incident, was raped, resulting in pregnancy. She was eventually rescued by the police in February 2016 and brought back to Yenagoa in early March, where she gave birth to a baby girl in May of the same year.

Bashir Ahmad commented on the trial after being asked to intervene by a Twitter user, Hammad Yusuf Saleh who claimed the conviction was manipulated.

Reacting to tweet, the Presidential aide who admitted that he has no power to influence the court judgement, promised to contact those who can.

Reacting to the outrage his tweet incited, the Presidential aide claimed that he commented on the Yunusa Yellow saga without knowing and understanding the details of the case.


Bashir’s reaction after sparking the controversy,

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