RRS arrests kids who left Abuja for Lagos in search of greener pastures to help parents
RRS Head Quarters, Lagos
Funny as it appears, two teenage boys allegedly disappeared from their Abuja home without the knowledge of their parents and came to Lagos to raise money to support their suffering parents they claimed,
They boys aged 13 were found wandering around Ojodu Bus when the Lagos security team, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) accosted them.
The head of the RSS in Lagos, Mr Olatunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police who confirmed this said, his officer saw the kids wandering and invited them for questioning.
He said the boys initial lied to his officers that they were kidnapped and blindfolded before they were driven to Lagos by the kidnappers before they escaped.
The patrol team, he added subsequently moved the teenagers to the RRS Head Quarters for further investigations on their claim.
“However, mid way into our investigations and after about three days of interrogations the boys opened up and confessed that they actually left their home to come to Lagos to help raise money for their poor parents.”
“They claimed that their parents were suffering so much to train them so they decided to come to Lagos to hassle for six months and raise money for their parents to start business.” The Commander further stated.”
Their parents were immediately contacted and they confirmed that they had been looking for them since May 14 when they disappeared from home.” The RRS boss added.
“We decided to come to Lagos and work for some time. Whatever we are able to raise in six months, we will handover to our parents for them to start business. “We realised that the hardship was too much and that we would be helping them if we leave our families in Abuja in search of better opportunities in Lagos.”
The other said: “We combined my N4, 200 savings with his (the other boy) N500 to transport ourselves to Lagos.
We were already in Lagos before we realised that we were simply being stupid. “We were wandering about when the officer invited us for questioning.”
These were the accounts of the boys who were reunited with their parents on Friday, 20th of May 2017 after five days in RRS custody.