Police release 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in attack on Edo police station

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Human rights advocate, Kola Edokpayi has secured the unconditional release of the 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in the attack on a police station in Edo State.

Recall that the boy identified as Gift Osayuhi was arrested for allegedly joining the gang of hoodlums that attacked Oba Market police station at Evbuotubu area of Benin City. After the attack, the young boy was said to have worn the uniform of a police sergeant and declared himself as the Inspector General of Police.

Update: Police release 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in attack on Edo police station

Confirming the development on Friday October 30, Mr Edokpayi thanked the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Johnson Kokumo and the State Ministry of Justice for their understanding and cooperation.

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He also disclosed that the boy, whose mother is a widow, said that his dream is to become the IGP. 

“We have been able to secure the unconditional release of the 11 year old boy by name Gift Osayuhi whose picture went viral on social media yesterday for allegedly joining some miscreants to break into Oba Market Police station, took their police Uniform,wore it and declared himself as the new IG of Police during the ENDSARS protest. The boy was released to us after we undertook to rehabilitate and reform him,” said Mr Edokpayi.

“The young boy said his dream is to become the IG of Police and we also undertook to ensure the boy is giving a proper education so as to help help him achieve his dream. We sincerely thank Edo State Commissioner of Police and Edo State Ministry of Justice for the kind understanding and cooperation. We also met with his mother who told she is a widow who takes care of the children alone and the little boy usually assist her to sell water and drinks in Ring Road”

Update: Police release 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in attack on Edo police station

24 Comments

  1. I too also appreciate the commissioner of police in Edo state and the ministry of justice for facilitate the release of the poor boy unconditionally to the hands of human rights in Edo state. Congratulations to him.

  2. It is not an easy task to become an IGP of the nation, God will bless your mother to send you and give you the determination to actualize your dreams. Thanks to human rights for helping you regaining your freedom.

  3. Many of Nigeria youth has make a lot dream to because what they make dream about. This little boy is not the first person to make a dream. All the same…may Almighty Allah help and guide us.

  4. A person can apologize endlessly, and even if you forgive them, sometimes you can’t forget the pain they’ve caused you.freedom of expressions

  5. if it’s police that’s doing all these nonesense you journalists are doing, you open your mouth wide to talk against them.

  6. In as much as this boy did a very wrong thing, he is still a minor nah
    What does he know, nothing if I may say
    Thank God the police set him free, but he should be talked to seriously so that he does not grow up to become a hardened criminal

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