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3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by BRMN: 2:49am On Oct 01, 2013
The Airport Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested three teenagers for allegedly attempting to illegally board some international flights in Lagos.

Commissioner of Police for the command, Salahu Waheed, said the suspects, Lateef Popoola, 13; Amadi Joshua, 14; and Ukpabio Onyedikachi, 14, were arrested at different times at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.

Waheed, while handing over the suspects to their mothers, said there was a need for their respective state governments to rehabilitate them like the Edo State Government did with teenage stowaway, Daniel Ihekina, who was arrested on August 24, 2013 after sneaking into the tyre compartment of a Lagos-bound Arik plane.

He said, “These boys were found at different times at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Their aim was to get into any plane and travel out of Nigeria.

“I decided to hand them over to their parents so they will be well taken care of and stop dwelling on the fantasy that you can just come into the airport, enter a plane and travel.

“Their state governments should try to rehabilitate them just like Edo State did for the stowaway in Benin.

“Lateef Popoola is from Ogun State; Amadi Joshua is from Ebonyi while Ukpabio Onyedikachi is from Abia State.

“The airport is not a place that you can just come into and travel. There are formalities. We don’t want to see these children here again.”

The teenagers, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said they had been nursing the idea of travelling abroad, adding that they were not ready to execute their plans yet.

Lateef said he went to the tarmac to observe how aeroplanes take off and land.

He said he was able to gain access to the runaway by sneaking into an airport apron bus, but was arrested shortly after alighting.

He said, “I am not in school, I dropped out in Primary three. I was arrested last week Wednesday. I actually wanted to travel but I have yet to decided where I will go. So, I just went to the tarmac to see the aeroplanes.”

Lateef’s grandmother, Adunni, said she had no idea that her grandson was nursing the idea of travelling out of the country. She said she had been responsible for his upkeep since his mother abandoned him at infancy.

“I did not know that he wanted to travel. I just did not see him last week and I started looking for him all over the place. It was on Saturday that I finally found out that he had been arrested,” she said.

Onyedikachi and Joshua were said to have been arrested after asking some security agents where Malaysia flights were boarding.

After being questioned, the boys, who were both in SS1, said they had no travel documents and were immediately arrested.

Police said Onyedikachi’s brother was in Malaysia and it was possible that the teenager wanted to travel out to see his brother.

Onyedikachi, however said, “We were at the departure area of the airport. We did not attempt to
travel out. We were just loitering and wanted to see the aeroplanes. We did not want to travel out on that day.”

Onyedikachi’s mother berated her son for his escapade. She said she had warned him and Joshua to be well behaved at all times.

She said, “I had no knowledge of what they did. Onyedikachi is well taken care of and is not suffering. I don’t know what pushed him to do this.”

SOURCE: http://www.punchng.com/news/police-nab-three-teenage-stowaways-at-lagos-airport/

Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by lymelyte(m): 3:13am On Oct 01, 2013
Na wa oo.so stowaway is now the latest trend in this country.They should investigate this issue thoroughly.I am quite sure that one among the 3 kids will be a staff child if not all.

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by lymelyte(m): 3:16am On Oct 01, 2013
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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by onechance(m): 3:57am On Oct 01, 2013
Since the govt celebrated the first stowaway boy, why not the govt celebrate these ones on independence day,always setting bad examples.

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Nobody: 3:59am On Oct 01, 2013
God bless them undecided

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by honey001(m): 4:06am On Oct 01, 2013
See our leaders of tomorrow......

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Evyuc(m): 5:35am On Oct 01, 2013
Look at how des criminal minded children ar thinkn. If anything bad had hapend to them some pple wil start blamin our leaders. U hv not finishd ur sec skul ad started tryin 2travel abroad. Hv u tried luck here? Ad concld dat oda countries is beta than nigeria. This is d time our elders or our adults wil stop castigatin our country in presence of our children cos it is sendin bad signal 2them. Dat nobody can make it here in nija. which i belief dat b4 dis kids reach 25yrs nigeria wil be better dan now. Things might be in right track then. Lets start preachin 2our kids dat nigeria is gud, so dat they wil hv high moral 2 work hard towords their lives than hvin dis bad thinkin.

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by AnOlAd: 9:48am On Oct 01, 2013
Rubbish..
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by djeezy(m): 9:50am On Oct 01, 2013
The first stowaway boy in Benin has set a precedent. He goes to school with bodyguards, eats good food and lives in a good house. What do you expect other kids who are once in his condition to do? especially in a country where there's high rate of poverty. Don't be surprised these kids were even sent by their parents to stow away.

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by phreddie(m): 9:50am On Oct 01, 2013
. grin Daniel's loyalists... Your mentor is proud of you!

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by eluquenson(m): 9:52am On Oct 01, 2013
Dividend of bad governance

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Chitexs250(m): 9:52am On Oct 01, 2013
Wenti I wan comment now again wey Nairalanders never talk before
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by MAYOWAAK: 9:52am On Oct 01, 2013
honey001: See our leaders of tomorrow......

Are The leaders of today any better?

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Nobody: 9:52am On Oct 01, 2013
honey001: See our leaders of tomorrow......

which leaders of tomorrow? Na so them Obj, Buhari and co tell us when we dey small sey na we be the leaders of tomorrow we don old finish leadership no reach, na them still be d leaders. abi the tomorrow wey them talk never reach? cheesy

Back to topic.

It looks like the kid are trying out their lucks on being given scholarship like their predecessor.

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by imustsaymymindo: 9:53am On Oct 01, 2013
Happy Independence! Proud to be a Nigerian? Where i 4 dey if no b naija?
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by israel007: 9:53am On Oct 01, 2013
Ok this is become stoopid! Those kids should be dealt with and made example for other intending kids!
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by vision2050: 9:54am On Oct 01, 2013
They should be dealt with, so that other Children will refrain to do such evil behaviour.
Sick nation sick people
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by iamdjizzy: 9:55am On Oct 01, 2013
Choi front page tinz!!!!

Happy unindependence/4 months of striking ASUU
The boys were jxt celebrating jare
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Nobody: 9:56am On Oct 01, 2013
it is vivid that these kids were sent by adults to gain fame and fortune just like Daniel of Edo state did. they should be rehablitated

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by yinkzzboy: 9:56am On Oct 01, 2013
9ja dn taya dem
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by ifedayogal(f): 9:57am On Oct 01, 2013
djeezy: The first stowaway boy in Benin has set a precedent. He goes to school with bodyguards, eats good food and lives in a good house. What do you expect other kids who are once in his condition to do? especially in a country where there's high rate of poverty. Don't be surprised these kids were even sent by their parents to stow away.
Abi oooo..we dnt av to blam dm jawe..
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Nobody: 9:57am On Oct 01, 2013
Even children are tired of Nigeria grin grin grin grin
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Nobody: 9:58am On Oct 01, 2013
Stowaway Is dat d next nice tin to do?
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by bright007(f): 9:58am On Oct 01, 2013
Hmm...





In other news, the boys were asked who their role model was and they simply replied in unison "Daniel Ihekina".

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by kunlesehan(m): 9:58am On Oct 01, 2013
boys are not smiling o

hmmmm ... dem won go sell their kidney for Malaysia

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Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by chykmoni(m): 10:00am On Oct 01, 2013
Congratulations dudes. You guyz will get numerous scholarships.
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Nobody: 10:01am On Oct 01, 2013
How about a stowaway man? locating the nearest airport.
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Licensed2Kill(m): 10:02am On Oct 01, 2013
They should be given amnesty scholarship, not arrested now. . .oh moi Dieu
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Gepheral: 10:04am On Oct 01, 2013
Wo.....
These stowaway dudes are most definitely gonna be receiving their scholarships..
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'we don't want to see this children here again'....lol
More stowaway.. On da way...
Re: 3 Teenagers Arrested For Attempting To Stowaway In Lagos by Aromas: 10:06am On Oct 01, 2013
Can't stop laughing
Buhahhhhhahhhhhha
Last time na 1
Dis time na 3
May be next now we be dozen

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