“My Dream Is To Become IGP” – Boy Arrested In Edo Over Police Station Attack And Declaring Himself IGP Says After His Release

The 11-year-old boy who was arrested in Edo State for destroying a police station after setting it ablaze and declared himself IGP has revealed that his dream is to become IGP after he is set freed.

Reports revealed that a human rights advocate, Kola Edokpayi secured the boy’s unconditional release after he was arrested for allegedly being involved in the attack on the police Station in Edo State by some hoodlums.

The boy was reported to have worn the uniform of Police sergeant and called himself the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

In a report on Friday October 30, Mr. Edokpayi expressed gratitude to the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Johnson Kokumo and the State Ministry of Justice for cooperating with them and disclosed that the boy who is an orphan revealed his dream is to become an Inspector-General of Police in future.

In the words of Mr Edokpayi, 

“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”