A 15 year old student of Itam Secondary School, Itu, Akwa Ibom State concealed a locally-made pistol that belonged to her boyfriend, Ofonime Eton, 23, in her handbag when the police intercepted a tricycle she and her boyfriend boarded.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Murtala Mani, said during a press conference in Uyo on Wednesday that when the teenager discovered that the police team on duty was about stopping the tricycle for a search, he quickly passed the gun to the teenager, who concealed it in her bag.
The girl, who revealed that she knew her boyfriend was a cultist but she had not seen him with a gun until that day, said: “We were on our way back home from a vigil which a friend invited us to. When he (Eton) saw the police, he passed the gun to me; I collected it.” .
On his own part, Eton, who finished secondary school last year and currently a member of a cult group known as KK, said: “My girlfriend was not aware that I was carrying a gun. .
I was wearing a pullover and when we were coming back in the morning, she was feeling cold so I decided to give her the pullover and the gun was inside the pullover.”