The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 400-level student of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi. Mike James Habila, for alleged possession of firearms.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, said the suspect claimed that the weapons belonged to one Samson Irimiya alias Zaddeos, who was previously arrested.
“On 13/01/2024 at about 1400hrs detectives attached to C’ Divisional Police Headquarters led by SP Abubakar Naziru Pindiga (DPO) acted on Credible Intelligence from a vigilante group and arrested one Mike James Habila ‘m’ a 400level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, (ATBU) Bauchi, at the student residence in Gubi village via Bauchi for illegal possession of firearms,” the statement read.
“Preliminary Investigation uncovered the suspects had illegally possessed two different types of firearms which include one locally-made gun, one locally-made pistol and 9mm live ammunition.
“During Interrogation, the defendant confessed to the crime, his statement was recorded under the word of caution claimed that the weapons belonged to one Samson Irimiya alias Zaddeos ‘m’ who was previously arrested in possession of a locally made pistol on 24/05/2021, thereafter search warrant was executed.
“Investigation is in progress to truncate all related cases of firearms in Bauchi.”