The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested three persons including a Vice Principal for allegedly collecting money from students participating in the ongoing Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO).
The suspects were nabbed at Government Day Secondary School, Ote at Eiye-Nkorin Area Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The suspects are, the Vice Principal of the School, Issa Abdulrahman, a teacher, Usman Lanre Kayode and a supervisor of the examination in the centre, Saka Isiaka.
The Commission was said to have received an intelligence report that the school management and supervisors of the centre were extorting money from the students writing NECO in order to assist them in the examination.
It was learnt that the Principal of the school usually separates the students who could not contribute money and put them in another classroom to write their papers, while those who contributed money would also be in another classroom.
But problem started when an operative of the Commission dressed in an usual way on Friday, 6th December, pretending to be a passerby.
An iPad containing answers to all the questions was recovered from them.
The suspects, according to the EFCC, would soon be charged to court.