Daniel Ihekina, the teenage stowaway who was arrested at Lagos Airport few days ago after flying in the tyre hole of an arik plane from Benin to Lagos said he thought he was off to US as he though he was on US-bound flight.
An airport source, who did not want his name in print spoke to Punch
“From what we heard, the boy said he was being maltreated and tried to escape from his parents. He thought he was on his way to the US.The parents have travelled to Lagos by road, to get him back.”
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said
“The residential address the boy gave to us was traced to a church in Benin by our airport manager and his team. So, there is need to hand over the teenager to the SSS who are experts in such investigations. They will carry out further investigation on the matter.”
This boy needs serious help and more of counseling cos he would have died if truly the plane was US-bound, and let’s assume he made it to US, then what??? Start robbing the street of US? Or seek a job? How? The government has a lot of work to do in this country. May God save us all.