The female teenage student of Government Secondary School in Ikot Ewa, Cross River State who was caught in school with a locally made pistol has confessed to being a member of a cult group.
She also said she got the gun from her boyfriend, Okon Effingham, who is married with six kids.
It was initially reported that she took the gun to school to shoot her teacher for asking her to cut her colored hair.
However, police discovered she was taking the locally made double barrel pistol to a blacksmith.
On interrogation by journalists on Friday, Feb 19, while being paraded with her boyfriend who she said she has been intimate with since August 2020, is the owner of the gun.
She added that the man isn’t responsible for paying her school fees, but meets her other needs.
She further stated that her mother allows the man to sleep in her room whenever he shows up at her house.
Speaking at the Police Command Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar, when she was paraded alongside her boyfriend who owns the locally made pistol she said:
“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 boyfriend to the schoolgirl, Okon Effiong said while being paraded: “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.”
Briefing Journalists on Friday, Cross River Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, said that investigation is ongoing on the matter adding that Okon Effiong who is the prime suspect is already in police custody and detail will be made public.