Following Backlash, Bashir Makes U-Turn, Recants Statement Of Wanting To Upturn The Conviction Of Sentenced Child Trafficker Yinusa Yellow


Bashir Ahmad
Following social media attack, Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, have recanted his statement saying he would intervene in changing the conviction of a child trafficker and rapist, Yinusa Dahiru (Yellow).

On May 22nd, Yunusa Dahiru (Yellow) was sentenced by the Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to 26 years imprisonment for child trafficking and sexual exploitation of Ese Oruru who he abducted from Bayelsa in 2015 as a 13-year-old.

Read Also: Court Sentences Ese Oruru’s Abductor, Yinusa Dahiru To 26 Years In Prison

A Twitter user @Al_ansariy_ requested that Bashir intervene in upturning the conviction of Dahiru by the court, tweeting;

Please Bashir, do something about Yunusa Yellow for Allah’s sake, he is wrongly accused and sentenced, the whole matter is manipulated, we need to appeal for him.

Bashir responded by assuring the Twitter user that he would make effort to upturn the conviction by the court, tweeting;

My brother, I do not have the power to do anything against the judgment of the court, but I will try to contact those whom I think are capable.

After his comments generated public backlash, Bashir claimed he commented on the matter without knowing or understanding the details.

He wrote;

I commented on the Yunusa Yellow saga earlier, without knowing and understanding the details of the case. Eloping or rather, kidnapping a minor and forcing her to marry you shouldn’t be taken lightly. A condemnable act!

See some reactions from Nigerians below;

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