The trial of Yinusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of 14-year old Ese Oruru at a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State has been adjourned till March 21.
The adjournment, according to the judge, became necessary as both the defence and prosecution counsels did not bring their cited authorities in their filed applications to court.
Yunusa is standing trial for alleged abduction, coercion, seduction into illicit intercourse, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of Ese Oruru.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
At Monday’s hearing, the prosecution counsel J. O. Alata filed a motion asking the court to grant him permission to take the evidence of the prime witness, Miss Oruru in private, but the defence counsel, Kayode Olaosebikan, opposed the motion.