The Kano State-born Yunusa, who abducted the 14-year-old Ese Oruru from Bayelsa State, converted her to Islam and married her has been transferred to the Bayelsa State police command in Yenagoa.
Yunusa was initially arrested in Kano and taken to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, following public outrage generated by Ese’s travails.
The police had earlier said they would transfer the culprit to the Bayelsa command where he allegedly committed the offence.
A source at the Bayelsa police command told our correspondent that Yunusa was already in the state’s police custody.
He said Yunusa was handed over to the command on Wednesday, the same day Ese was brought back to the state.
“Yunusa is presently here in the Bayelsa police command. He was brought by a team of policemen from the Force Headquarters on Wednesday. He is being detained at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID),” he said.
The source said the police had been mandated to carry out thorough investigations and compile evidence that would lead to Yunusa’s prosecution.