Group Seeks Bail For Stowaway Boy


De Raufs’ Volunteer Group on Monday formally applied to stand as surety for the 13-year old Daniel Oikhena, who was arrested after emerging from the wheel compartment of an Arik Air plane after a flight from Benin airport to Lagos on August 24.

Oikhena, who, according to reports, has been in the custody of the State Security Service, had outrun the security personnel at the Benin airport to catch the flight to Lagos.

De Raufs’, had offered Oikhena scholarship up to university level to help him realise his dream of traveling by air legitimately.

The Director-General of the group, Amitolu Shittu, who confirmed the development on Monday, said a team of lawyers of the group, led by Yinka Muyiwa and Nafiu Adeniyi, was at the Shangisha office of SSS to apply for administrative bail for Oikhena.

When asked on what transpired at the SSS office, Shittu said: “Yes, the SSS officials told our lawyers that the boy was not detained but was merely delayed for security reasons, and we want to believe them. They are asking that the mother of the boy should come for him and that he would be released today (Monday).

Meanwhile, barely two weeks after the Daniel incidence, another airport trespasser has been apprehended.

The trespasser, Mr. Leroy Ugaga, aged 25 years, was arrested on Monday by a joint patrol team of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigerian air Force.

Giving details of his arrest, FAAN said the trespasser was caught loitering around the airport as he attempted to gain entry into the airside facility.


why are we like diz in this country? No mention of the failed security agencies.  Free the boy abeggi


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