She is the wife of a late daredevil armed robber, but she does not just sit down when her husband robbed, she was the supplier of arms to her husband’s gang and other armed robbers.
This was revealed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja Lagos, who arrested the 34-year-old woman for selling guns to armed robbers.
Sarah Emmanuel, an indigene of Ogun State used to hawk wares before she went into illegal arms supply, SARS supplied.
The mother of two was apprehended after some armed robbery suspects arrested by SARS operatives revealed during interrogation that they bought their guns from her.
It was gathered that the suspect and her friend, one Modinat, who is currently at large used to buy locally made guns from a border town between Benin Republic and Nigeria and re-sell same to armed robbers.
“I live in Sango Otta, I have two children; the first is 10 years old while the other is six. I am a trained hair dresser,” the suspect said in her confession.
“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 once.
“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 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.”