Police Arrests Varsity Student Over Alleged Possession of Firearm

It’s was gathered that the suspect had already admitted to the offence and claimed the weapons belonged to another person previously arrested for possession of a locally made pistol in 2021.
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The Bauchi State Police Command have apprehended a 400-level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi for alleged possession of illegal firearms.

The State Police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated in Bauchi on Wednesday that the suspect was arrested on Saturday following a tip-off by a vigilance group.

According to him, the suspect illegally acquired one locally-made gun, one locally-made pistol, and 9mm live ammunition.

Wakil added that the suspect had already admitted to the offence and claimed that the weapons belonged to another person previously arrested for possession of a locally made pistol in 2021.

Similarly, he stated also that a 28-year-old business café operator had been arrested in a Bauchi suburb for allegedly defrauding some ATBU students of N663,000, the latter’s school registration fees.

He added that a preliminary investigation showed that the suspect dishonestly and fraudulently collected the money and later gave his victims fake registration slips.

Wakil stated that the suspect had already admitted to issuing fake registration slips to many ATBU students.

He affirmed that the suspects would be arraigned after investigations. 

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