Operatives of Operation Puff Adder have arrested a nursing mother identified as Simeon Esther, for being in possession of one AK47 Rifles and 18 rounds of live ammunition.
According to the police, the gun, which was carefully concealed in a travel bag, was meant for a kidnap operation in Ogun State.
The suspect, however, said she was promised N5000 by her husband who asked her to go deliver the bag to someone in Ogun State.
The Police said other members of the gang were awaiting the weapon which would have been used to kidnap a senior citizen in the state.
In an interview with TheNation, Esther said:
“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.”