Nursing mother apprehended with AK47 rifle in her traveling bag, says her husband gave the bag to her (photo)

A nursing mother identified as Simeon Esther, has been arrested by Operatives of Operation Puff Adder for being in possession of one AK47 Rifles and 18 rounds of live ammunition. 

 

Esther who was paraded before newsmen in the state police command in Abeokuta the state capital today June 19th, was arrested while traveling to Ogun state with the weapon carefully wrapped in a travel bag belonging to her. 

 

During intrrogation, Esther told the police that she was handed the bag by her husband who promised to give her N5000 if she delivered the travelling bag to the receiver. 

 “On Wednesday, my husband, Bright Gbade, called me and asked me to go and deliver the bag to somebody in Ogun State.  He did not even tell me the name of the person, he only told me that the person will call me. I did not know the content of the bag and they did not even allow me to carry the bag. They carried the bag themselves to the motor park. It was while we were on our way that the policemen searched the bag and found the gun in it. We have been married for two years and I did not know that my husband is a criminal. He said he is a fisherman when he was asking me out and before I accepted his proposal, he said he was one of the militants who surrendered their weapons during the amnesty programme.

I even relocated to my mother’s house because of the way he treats me. I was at my mother’s house when he called me to help him deliver the bag in Ogun State and he promised to give me N5000 but he ended up not giving me.”  Esther said.

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