Ese Oruru Continues Testimony Behind Closed Doors As Court Adjourns Hearing To July 8 .
Ese Oruru, a minor who was allegedly abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, continued testimony behind closed doors for the second time before a Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Friday.
At the resumed hearing on Friday, parents and journalists were not allowed to witness the proceedings.
Ms. Oruru, who was brought to the court under tight security, covered her head with a brown chiffon scarf and was hurriedly ushered into the courtroom.
A clerk in the court who preferred anonymity said she was briefly cross-examined by defense counsel Kayode Olaosebekan before Justice Aliya Nganjiwa adjourned the matter to July 8.
Mr. Olaosebekan said Mr. Dahiru may meet bail conditions on July 4.
“The process to perfect the bail conditions is at an advanced stage; we are still working on the bail and we are trying to perfect the bail conditions.
“The court is in the process of verifying sureties and we hope that by Monday, July 4, he [Mr. Dahiru] will be out from prison,” Mr. Olaosebekan said.
It will be recalled that Mr. Dahiru had been in prison custody over his inability to meet the bail conditions of sureties of a level 12 civil servant, a traditional ruler from Bayelsa State and a surety of N3 million.
The court has relaxed the bail condition to a level nine civil servant and further granted the prayer of the defendant to also allow a Hausa traditional ruler from any community to stand as surety.
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The counsel from Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Badiora, had told the court that the convicts committed the crime On April 13, 2012, adding that Ajayi was killed for money ritual.