Police arrests two for illegal UTME registration


The Nigerian police has on Saturday night arrested two men who are also owners of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Lagos for engaging in illegal registration of candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

They are Bamigbade Ajibola and Amoo Moshood of Vision Computer Academy, located on 1, Ganiyu Adeboyejo Close, Eputu London, Eputu Bus Stop, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.

The duo were arrested by the police from Adeniji Adele Police Station, Lagos Island following a tip-off from members of the public that Lagos Island Primary School, Sura, was being used for the illegal registration exercise.

According to the Coordinator of the Lagos Office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr. Sunday Aladegbaye, the accused, whose CBT centre was legally accredited for the exercise, had moved its router and computer systems to an illegal location to engage in fraudulent practices and extortion of candidates.

Both Ajibola and Moshood were reportedly detained at the police station and according to Aladegbayi they would be charged to court on Monday.

The JAMB coordinator warned that the examination body is determined to fish out the bad eggs who may be working towards thwarting its efforts at standardising the conduct of examination and admission processes in Nigeria.

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