A student of Kogi State Polytechnic, Shehu Tenimu Mohammed, from the Department of Public Administration has been arrested for illegal possession of firearm.
The exhibit, a locally made pistol, was caught on him while trying to make way into the school.
The Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the institution, Mrs Uredo Omale, confirmed the incident in a press statement issued today.
She said, Shehu, student with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170 was, in addition to the illegal possession of a pistol, also carrying five rounds of live ammunition while making his way through the main entrance of the Polytechnic.
She stated that the arrest of the student was made possible by the strong security network put in place to halt any attempt to breach the ban on End-of-Examination Celebration that the school authority had earlier announced.