A young man, 21, has bagged himself twenty-one-year imprisonment for allegedly involved in illegal possession of weapons and reportedly responsible for some cattle rustling, robbery in Bauchi State.
According to the report which was obtained by 9jatoday on Thursday, a Bauchi State High Court on Wednesday, March 4th, has sentenced a 21-year-old man who hails from a community in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Bala Ahmadu to 21 years imprisonment on three count charges which include, robbery, criminal conspiracy, and illegal possession weapons.
Reacting to the case, the presiding Judge of the Bauchi State High Court, Justice Aliyu Baba Usman, in his ruling noted that Bala’s offence contravenes section 221 of the penal code.
On the other hand, the state’s counsel, Barrister H. I Magaji, gave before the court that Bala Ahmadu had been involved in armed robberies and cattle rustling across Bauchi state, including the one that took place at Yelwan Kadaran Wambai of Bauchi local government area.
He further states that the convict during his last operation has shot someone in the process who died instantly from the attack.
9jatoday understands that the convict was accused of having in his possession an AK 47 rifle, cutlasses and other deadly weapons.
Meanwhile, it has been noted also that he had robbed residents of Yelwan Kadara of their motorcycles and their monies which is contrary to section 1(2) and B of the robbery and firearms act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Bala, however, will have to face the 21-year imprisonment concurrently as declared by the High Court judge.
In another development, detachment of armed police took over the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the restriction of its national president, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by an FCT court, 9jatoday report.