Gift Osayuhi, young boy arrested for allegedly joining some hoodlums and thugs to break into Oba Market Police station, and thereafter wore one of the police uniform and declared as the new Inspector General of Police had been released unconditionally.
All thanks to Mr. Kola Edokpayi, a human right advocate and his team for for standing up for the boy.
Below is the statement of Mr. Kola from his Facebook page.
“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. 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.”
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