The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday night arrested two sons of a Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre and a worker in Lagos.
The suspects who were caught at the CBT centre, Risk Global Company Limited, at Anthony got apprehended for allegedly engaging in examination malpractice and for selling fake Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) questions to unsuspecting candidates.
The two brothers, David Ukpai and Godswill Ukpai and third person who is the centre’s technical officer, Obinna Ebere, have all confessed to taking pictures of the ongoing UTME questions on the screens during examinations at their father’s centre, and selĺing same to the owner of a private tutorial centre in Lagos.
They gave the name of the tutorial centre as Embassy, and that the owner who they did not mention usually brings candidates to their centre for registration and examination.
JAMB’s Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who was in Lagos for monitoring exercise, said CCTV had given out the suspects and a search on their phones confirmed the suspicion.
He explained that, the suspects, who were not authorised to enter the hall during the examination, usually used the opportunity of the ownership of the centre to illegally gain access and perpetrate the crime.
EduCeleb.com reports that over 1.8 million candidates are writing the UTME, which is concluding on Wednesday, 17th April.
Meanwhile, the examination board has disclosed that the delay in the release of candidates’ results was because it was still investigating alleged infractions in the integrity of the examination.