He had told a female airport official identified as Bahli Rupri that he had complete papers and worked in the UK.
Suspecting fowl play after discovering that Benson’s passport wasn’t genuine, Rupri had prodded further with more questions and this was effective as the man changed narrative.
Benson argued with a sorrowful expression that he was given the passport by a kind Samaritan who offered to aid him because of his precarious condition in Nigeria.
Rupri then enlisted the help of another officer to conduct the interrogation.
Benson, maybe taking advantage of their courteous communication style and desperate to save the situation, stated that he was 15 years old.
According to him, he had lost both parents after they were murdered by robbers.
While pleading with the officials that his life was at risk if returned to Nigeria, Benson sought help to get into the UK.