The street of the 13 -year old stowaway boy Daniel (Rikcy) Oikhena, Ehiegba street, off Goodwill, Off Ekenwan road, Benin City, has turned to a tourists site since last Saturday with all sort of people trooping into the street to find out what really happened.
Journalists, security agents, market women led the bulk of visitors to the street and the family house of Daniel Oikhena.
The family house of Daniel at No 7 Ehiegba Street, off Goodwill, Off Ekenwan is about 500 metres away from the Benin Airport run way.
During a visit to the house, our reporter met two of Danie’s younger brothers and some family members who beg to be excused comments but the eldest sister, Tonia simply said he is a reserve, gentle and intelligent boy.
Daniel, who is a junior secondary school two student of Asoro Grammar school, Benin, was said to have woke up around 3.30am on that faithful day watching an America film that led to disagreement between him and his eldest sister.
Tonia said, “Oga Journalists, lack of perimeter fencing at the Benin Airport made Daniel gain entrance into the airport. If properly fenced, I don’t know how he can enter.
“You see, any time,you discusses with Daniel, all he do say is that, one day I will surprise you all. He loves watching America films. If you put Nigeria drama, he leaves.
“Daniel is a quite person, he has no friends. Even in his school. He likes to do things in his own way. In most cases, he does confide in his junior brothers that one day, he will fly an Airplane. That is why one of them told their mother to go the Airport to rummage around.
“The junior brothers also told their mother that, Daniel confided in them that one day he would make the family name popular. They never told us.
Now he has done that in a negative way. Thank God he is alive to tell the story himself, “she said.
Source: Nigerian Eye