A female teenager of Government Secondary School, Ikot Ewa in Cross River State has admitted to taking the gun to blacksmith.
Initially, the student who was caught in the school with a gun was alleged to have taken it to the school to shoot her teacher for asking her to cut her coloured hair.
However, she has admitted that she got the gun from her boyfriend, Okon Effingham, who is married with six children.
Upon her arrest, police discovered she was taking the locally made double barrel pistol to a blacksmith.
In addition, she has confessed to being a cultist
She told journalists on Friday, February 19, while being paraded that her boyfriend, who she has been intimate with since August 2020, is the owner of the gun.
The teenager added that the man helps her with a number of things but was not responsible for paying her school fees, stating that her mother allows the man to sleep in her room.
She spoke at the Police Command Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar, when she was paraded alongside her boyfriend who owns the locally made pistol and 11 others for various crimes.
“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,” she confessed.
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, and I have been doing small something on her head. They know she is my wife.”
Briefing journalists on Friday, Sikiru Akande, Cross River Commissioner of Police, 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.
The Police boss also called on parents and guardian to cultivate the habit of getting closer to their children and wards to know what they do and who they mingle with.