2 suspects arrested for impersonation during JAMB CBT UTME in YABATECH

Saturday’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB organised Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME did not go without incident as two persons suspected to be impostors were arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC at the Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH venue of the Computer Based Test, CBT.

A JAMB official, Mrs Ebere Okeke,who spoke with reporters said that one of the suspects presented himself as a candidate at the centre but that his thumb print and picture did not correspond with the information on JAMB registration data.

“The original candidate is Rasaq Sheu with registration number 47288350GJ and examination number C07501029, while the impersonator is Salako Olatunji, a 20-year-old tutor in a private school in Ogun.

“We looked at the picture on our verification system and the person standing before us and we discovered that he was trying to impersonate.”
Okeke, who is an Assistant Director in JAMB, said that the original owner of the examination stood somewhere watching the impersonator but when problem started he turned himself in for questioning.

One of the suspects, Olatunji, confessed that he was assisting his friend to gain admission into the university because he gave him 160 dollars to pay for his U.S. Visa fee.


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