March 21, 2018 at 8:26 AM #6250pelumiKeymaster
A 15-year-old pupil at the Community Secondary School, Akenfa-Epie, in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, identified only as Emmanuel, has been arrested with a gun.
Emmanuel was allegedly arrested on Monday with a locally-made pistol during lecture hours.
It was learnt that the teenager was apprehended while in school uniform by some indigenes of Akenfa community, led by a vigilance group, and handed over to the police.
The pupil was reportedly searched by the vigilante youths after he was accused of involvement in some criminal activities, including robbery.
The school authorities, however, denied that the suspect was a pupil at the school.
A member of the school management team, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that Emmanuel was not arrested in the school.
He said, “The boy was not arrested in the classroom. The uniform he wore is common among pupils in the state and so, it is not correct to say that he is a pupil at the school.”
The arrested teenager was handed over to the Akenfa Police Station for onward transfer to the command headquaters.
The spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest of the teenager.
He said, “The suspected cult member was arrested with a locally-made pistol on Monday around 9.30am.
“The suspect is 15 years old and a resident of Agudama area of Yenagoa. Investigation is ongoing.”
It will be recalled that four teenage gunmen, suspected to be members of an unknown cult, recently attacked a secondary school in the state capital.
The gunmen, who brandished guns, caused pandemonium in the school as confused pupils and staff ran in different directions for safety.
The invasion of the school came a few hours after the Bayelsa State Government, through the Ministry of Education, expelled seven pupils over their alleged membership of a cult.
The government had admitted to the existence of cult activities in both primary and secondary schools in the state, saying it was making efforts to address the problem
March 21, 2018 at 8:43 PM #6266Cait 😝Participant
BAD gang! God have mercy.
March 21, 2018 at 8:53 PM #6269
All the fine boys have joined gang *singing*
He deserves serious strokes on the butt
March 22, 2018 at 6:57 AM #6277pelumiKeymaster
I know the economy is bad and all. But what could drive a 15 year old into armed robbery ??
March 22, 2018 at 7:01 AM #6278
One would say money, but at 15 the only thing that will make me do something that stupid is if my parents had little or no grip on me and I was convinced to show how manly I am at 15.
March 22, 2018 at 9:11 AM #6287MichaelParticipant
Well, there are many things that can force a 15years old to steal or commit terrible crimes….
1. Improper Upbringing
2. Influence of Bad Friends
3. Suffering / Hardship etc..
In some ways, i believe celebrities too are part of the reason why young people want to get rich fast. You see musicians singing and praising internet fraudsters, promoting nonsense. All these things doesn’t justify the fact that a 15years old or even anybody to steal someone’s things at all. Stealing is wrong, nevertheless the points i mentioned above, i don’t care what you might have been exposed to. You want a good life, you work for it and earn it, no shortcuts. And if you’re opportuned to get rich at a young age, don’t intimidate others with your wealth, or success. At the end of the day, “na six feets go end all of us”
March 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM #6288
I love the last part of your comment. “You want a good life, you work for it” no shortcuts
March 22, 2018 at 8:58 PM #6302MercyParticipant
I’ll call this “Peer Group Influence”
He was influenced. The community he lives had gotten into him. I’m quite sure it’s not a better community. All the good boys aff join gang. Lol
March 23, 2018 at 1:09 AM #6306oluwatosin PricelessParticipant
First, its d upbringing…
Lack of parental care
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