By ANIEKAN ANIEKAN, Calabar
The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande has paraded a 17-year-old girl who took a locally made pistol to school.
The girl whose name was given as Promise Idoreinyin was paraded alongside 12 other suspects.
The CP debunked reports that the Promise Idoreinyin took the gun to school to kill her teacher for disciplining her.
He said the gun was given to her by her 38-year-old boyfriend, Okon Effiom Edet.
“The 17- year- old girl, a senior secondary II student of Community Secondary school, Ikot Ewa, Akpabuyo, had in her school bag, a locally made double barrel pistol, which the Principal of the school discovered.
“The suspect admitted that the said firearm was given to her by her boyfriend, Okon Effiom of Abasi Effiom village in local government area.
“Discreet investigation is ongoing, suspects will soon be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution,” he said.
According to him, the police recovered 57 rounds of 7.6mm live ammunition, twenty five (25) feet Armoured cables, eight (8) parcels of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, one (1) locally made double barrel pistol, three (3) locally made pistols with three live cartridges, charms, amulets, amongst many other items.
Promise Idoreinyin said the gun belonged to her boyfriend.
She added that her parents were aware of her relationship with the man and had given their support.
She denied media reports that she was planing to shoot her teacher but said she was asked to take the gun to a local blacksmith but she took it to school to show her friends.
“My parents are aware of my relationship with him. At times, he sleeps in our house. He helps me in my school matters. He told me to take the gun to the blacksmith to fix it,” she said.
She claimed that she belonged to a female cult group called Sky Queens, but she was not holding any position in the group