A Nigerian teenager and student of Community Secondary School, Ikot Ewa in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, has been arrested after she was found in possession of a gun in school. Reports have it that the 17 year old SSS2 student of the named school had on Thursday, 11th February, taken the gun to school after her teacher asked her to cut her tainted hair.
The Police got involved and she was arrested and paraded on Friday at the police headquarters in Calabar, where she confessed to being member of a cult group named Sky Queens Confraternity, and in a relationship with a married man who owns the gun.
The Cross River Police Commissioner, Sikiru Akande, reportedly revealed that the Police discovered from investigation that the girl was taking the locally made double barrel pistol to a blacksmith. He also noted that investigation was ongoing to unravel the mystery around the ownership of the gun, and that a suspect, Okon Effiong, has been arrested.
“I am a member of Sky Queen Confraternity, I am just an ordinary member, I don’t hold any position in the group. I have known the owner of the gun who is my man-friend since last year, he sleeps with me and supports me with little things, but he is not the one paying my school fees. My mother knows about him because he visits me at our house and sometimes he sleeps over at my place because I have my own room then in the morning he goes back to his own house”, the teenager reportedly confessed.
Giving his own statement, her manfriend, Mr Effiong reportedly said he has been intimate with her since August 2020 and is in the process of paying her dowry. He claimed the ownership of the gun but said he didn’t give it to her. According to The Nation, he said he had taken the gun to her house where he sleeps but did not give it to her. “I am a married man with six children, I did not give her the gun, she took it herself where I kept it under the bed. I started sleeping with her August last year, her mother knows me, I have been doing small something on her head. They know she is my wife”, he reportedly said. Read also: 26 Year Old Rapes 7 Year Old Girl, Takes To His Heels
The Nation also reported that there were some contradictions in their statements. “There were some contradictions in their statements. While the man said he took the gun to the girl’s house where he sometimes sleeps, he claimed he did not give the gun to the girl. Promise, on the other hand, said the gun was for repairs but she did not know any blacksmith in the community”, the media reported.