A female student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Miss Oreoluwa Adedamola, has been apprehended by the men of the Ogun State Anti-Robbery Squad, for being in possession of a locally-made gun.
The 20-year-old lady, who claimed to be an OND 2 Mass Communication student, was arrested on August 29 at Ifo, around 11.45pm, while travelling in a mini-truck with one Sikiru Kelani.
She was among the suspects paraded by the Ogun State police commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, on Tuesday at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
However, while speaking with our correspondent, Oreoluwa, who wept profusely, said it was Kelani that hid the gun inside her bag without her knowledge.
She explained that she knew Kelani, a self-confessed member of Bucaneer confraternity, through her late boyfriend, Akeem, who was also a Marketing student at MAPOLY.
She said, “On the day I was arrested, I came from Lagos to attend the candle light procession organised for my late boyfriend, Akeem, in Abeokuta.
“After the event, I went to my friend’s place where I had intended to pass the night, but she had travelled out of town to Ijebu Ode. It was at this point this ‘street brother’ (Sikiru Kelani) to my late boy friend, asked me to pass the night in his place.
“I was already sleeping when he woke me up around after 9pm, and said we are travelling to Oshodi in Lagos. I was baffled because it was already late.
“He lied to me that there was problem in the house, and we had to leave. He told me we should use the opportunity to attend a party being organised by his friend in Lagos. On our way, he stopped to see some people at Ori Iyanrin in Abeokuta. That was the last I knew about the case.”
Kelani, while speaking with our correspondent, confessed that he was the one who hid the gun in Oreoluwa’s bag when he sighted the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on the highway at Ifo.
He said he was on his way to Oshodi, Lagos, to attend a friend’s party when himself and Oreoluwa were arrested.