By Oyindamola Ruth
The 17-year old girl, who was arrested for being in possession of a pistol in Cross River State, yesterday, confessed that she is a member of a local cult group – Sky Queens.
Promise Idorenyin, an SS2 student of Community Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state was paraded alongside her lover, who owns the locally-made double barrel pistol.
The student on February 11, took a gun to school after her teacher asked her to cut her tainted hair. She was paraded on Friday, at the police headquarters in Calabar with her boyfriend, who owns the locally-made double barrel pistol.
According to the Cross River police commissioner, Sikiru Akande, the police discovered from investigation that the girl was taking the locally made double barrel pistol to a blacksmith. Mr Akande also said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the mystery around the ownership of the gun, adding that a suspect, Okon Effiong, has been arrested.
“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 said.
Her boyfriend, Mr Effiong, said he has been intimate with her since August 2020. “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,” he said.