My manfriend gave me the gun – Calabar pupil found with weapon in school

Okon Effiong and Promise Idorenyin

A pupil of Government Secondary School in Ikot Ewa, Cross River State, Promise Idoreyin, has narrated how she got a gun found on her in school.
She was initially said to have aimed to shoot a teacher who asked her to un-dye her hair but later accounts indicate that she wanted to take it to a blacksmith.
She told the police on Friday that the weapon was given to her by her manfriend, Okon Effingham, with whom she is a member of the Sky Queen Fraternity.
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.
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“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.”

Effiong, who is married with six kids, admitted to owning the gun but said he did not hand it over 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.”

Briefing Journalists on Friday, Cross River Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the mystery surrounding the ownership of the gun, adding that Okon Effiong has been arrested and more details would be made known soon.

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