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2019 UTME: JAMB Arrests Over 50 Exam Mercenaries

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that it has arrested over 50 persons who specializes in writing examination for candidates for a fee.

This was disclosed in the JAMB’s weekly bulletin. According to JAMB, following various intelligence gathering mechanism, the board was able to uncover and arrest over 50 of such fraudulent persons in the centres spread across the country. identified as “Professional Examination Writers”

It noted that some of the suspects were Master’s Degree holders and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in the country.

According to the bulletin, these professional examination writers connived some Computer Based Centre owners to perpetuate the crime by engaging in multiple registrations whereby the fingerprints of the actual candidates and their impersonators are captured side by side.

“The modus operandi of these UTME syndicates was confirmed when one of the kingpins was apprehended recently.

“On interrogation, he confessed to the multiple registrations of his biometrics alongside other several potential candidates preparing to sit for the examination, in exchange for a huge sum of money.

“This development led to the decision of the board to revalidate all biometrics of candidates that have taken the board’s examination in recent times.

“This timely action will enable the board to not only fish out and dismantle this registration cartels and racketeers but also bring them to book along with their collaborators.” The bulletin reads.
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