Court Sentences Kogi Poly Student to Eight Years Imprisonment for Firearms Possession

A Kogi State Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja has sentenced a student of the state Polytechnic, Shehu Tenimu Mohammed to eight years Imprisonment for illegal possession of firearms.

Before his conviction on the three count charge which he pleaded guilty, Mohammed was an ND II student of the Department of Public Administration in the institution.

Barr. Samuel Ikutanwa, the prosecuting counsel at the resumed hearing had demanded for the charges to be read to the hearing of the accused person, who instantly pleaded guilty to committing the offenses of unlawful association, possession of Firearm and a been a member of a cult group, Tribune reports.

Recalled that the security operatives of Kogi State Polytechnic had arrested Shehu Tenimu Mohammed for being in possession of a locally fabricated revolver pistol.

Shehu Tenimu Mohammed with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170 was in addition to the illegal possession of the pistol, also caught carrying five rounds of live ammunition while making his way through the main entrance of the Polytechnic on Friday, 9th April, 2021.

The arrest of Shehu Tenimu Mohammed was made possible by the strong security network put in place to halt attempt to breach the ban on End-of- Examination Celebration by the Management of the Institution.

The ban it would be recalled came into force following intelligence report that some suspected cultists planned invading the campus with ammunitions to avenge their colleague who was killed after the end of examination in 2019

Management under the proactive leadership of Dr S.O. Usman had beefed up security on the campus, including daily routine check at the Polytechnic entrance and the premises which led to the arrest of the culprit.

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