By Tony Ehighiale, Benin

Police command in Edo State has nabbed a 52-year old woman, who simply gave her name as Maria for alleged gun running.

Edo police nab woman, 52, for alleged gun running

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin

Police command in Edo State has nabbed a 52-year old woman, who simply gave her name as Maria for alleged gun running.

 

Maria was arrested at Jattu in Estako West Local Government Area by policemen after a tip off.

She however denied involvement in arms sales saying she found the gun on her way to the farm.

Speaking to reporters during a parade, Maria said the gun was found in her kitchen where it was kept.

She stated that her offense was that she refused to inform her community leaders or the police about the gun.

 According to her, “I am a widow. I lost my husband many years ago. I do not sell gun or cartridges.”

“I took the gun from the farm to the house and police came and saw it. Nobody in the house knew that I have a gun.”

She blamed the devil for her refusal to give the gun to the police of community leaders.

Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike, said the woman would soon be charged to court after investigations have been completed.

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