A woman whose late husband was a dare devil robber gunned down by police has been apprehended by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos for selling guns to armed robbers, according to a report by Vanguard.
The 34-year old, who gave her name as Sarah Emmanuel said she was from Ogun state and used to be a hawker before she started illegal arms dealing.
The mother of two was picked up after some armed robbers were arrested by SARS operatives, who then told police them that they got their weapons from Emanuel.
Here are excerpts from her confession: ’’I live in Sango Otta, I have two children; the first is 10years old while the other is six. I am a trained hair dresser. I was arrested because my friend Modinat escaped. We have been friends for six years. “She asked me to accompany her to Idiroko where she told me of her plan to purchase a gun for one Ismaila, her armed robber lover from whom she collected N25, 000. I only accompanied her to Ifonyin, a border town between Nigeria and Benin Republic where we bought the gun for N15, 000.
‘’It was after Ismaila’s arrest by operatives of SARS that he confessed that he bought the guns from Modinat and I. When the officers went to arrest her she escaped and I was arrested her she escaped and I was arrested instead. I only accompanied her to Ifonyin once.
‘’I am a widow and my husband, who was an armed robber was killed by police, we were married for ten years but I didn’t know he was an armed robber before he was killed. My husband was actually killed two years ago during a robbery operation at Ilasa. Before I was arrested I was involved in street trading. ‘’If the police release me I will assist them to arrest my friend Modinat.”