- The police arrested four boys who confessed to selling leaked WAEC exam questions for living
- The boys who are from Ondo, Osun, and Edo states were reportedly arrested in their respective states
- The suspects have reportedly been been transferred to the State CID for further investigations
The operatives of Rapid Response Squad have arrested four suspects in Ondo, Edo and Osun states for selling leaked WASSCE May/June, 2018 examination question papers on websites and whatsapps platforms.
The arrested suspects are; Samuel Kayode, 28-year-old from Ondo state, Adebayo Ifeoluwa, 17-year-old from Osun state, and Alayande Ahmed and Elusode Festus, 20 years from Edo state.
Legit.ng gathered that they were all arrested in their respective states.
Samuel Kayode, a part time teacher in two secondary schools based in Ilesa, disclosed that he also taught Physics and Mathematics in a private tutorial class where he assisted candidates who are planning to write the WASSCE examination with questions and already prepared answers for the candidates.
According to Kayode, after working as a tutorial teacher for seven years, he got a part-time employment in two private schools in Ilesa, Osun state, where he also helped students preparing for WASSCE with leaked questions and prepared answers.
Kayode’s words: “I got a part-time teaching job when I couldn’t secure a government teaching job after graduating for NCE and couldn’t settle for the little salary I’m being paid by my employers, so I decided to help myself with what I have been doing as a tutorial teacher by helping lazy students source for WASSCE examination question and answer via some online platforms that deal in the illegal business.
“After registering candidates in their various centers, I then liaise with some anonymous people who we call ‘Web Masters’. The Web Masters have insiders in various examination boards in the country with leaked questions paper and buy such from them.
“There are many websites operated by the Web Masters, where leaked WASSCE questions and prepared answers are sold to subscribing candidates. Some of these websites include; www.examloaded.com, www.guruscamp.com, www. ceebook.net, www. Solutionclass.com and www.expotab.com.
“They also hawk NECO, GCE and JAMB examinations papers with answers.”
Kayode further explained: “The contact person on Web master is called ‘Dan’ who doesn’t pick calls but only deals on text messages and WhatsApp messages. Mr Dan usually sells answers via WhatsApp or issues a quick login password that can be issued on the website and immediately redirect the user to the page where the already prepared answers are.
“I then retail the answers I have bought from Mr Dan to candidate customers who I coordinate carefully on a WhatsApp platform named ‘WAEC VIP’ where candidates wait patiently to receive the answers to the question after sending to me a #400 recharge cards of any network.
“I demand for N400 recharge card from candidates for general subject while I charge N800 for Mathematics and English language”
In his own confession, Adebayo Ifeoluwa, 17 years old and 200 level Accounting student of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, said he sold leaked WASSCE examination questions and answers to a group on WhatsApp called ‘MCC’ where candidates pay a recharge card of N400 to get examination questions and answers.
He said: “Sometime this year, just before the on-going WASSCE examination, I belong to a sports betting WhatsApp group where we forecast for games. One of the members therein sent a broadcast about how to get WASSCE questions and left a WhatsApp link which I joined before thinking of creating my own ‘MCC’ after a thoughtful assumption of how profitable the venture looks”.
Also, Elusode Festus from Ekpoma in Edo state who failed school certificate examination before becoming an apprentice at a welding and metal fabrication shop also chose the retailing of leaked WASSCE question and answer as a side hustle.
The 22 year Elusode said he got to know about the deal on a website where he downloaded songs before a pop asking ‘if you want to receive exam result, click here’ which he did and dully registered so as to start the retailing of the answers among candidates in the area.
On his own part, Alayande Ahmad, said: “I got to know about WASSCE questions and answers racketeering on a website after dropping out of secondary at SS2 due to lack of funds but I promised to assist my friends who were preparing to sit for WASSCE at all cost.
“I contacted an admin on a WhatsApp group where answers were being sold to candidates who registered with him after sending to him a N400 recharge card. The subscribers receive questions and answers few hours before their examination”.
Parading the suspect, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal advised parents to monitor their wards preparing for examination to ensure they do not engage in examination malpractices.
The suspects have reportedly been been transferred to the State CID for further investigations.
Legit.ng previously reported that a young Nigerian lady named Joy Apkabio was recently caught red handed while trying to cheat in an exam hall. According to reports, the student hid her phone in her lady part in which she planned to use to get answers during the examination.
However, she was caught as she brought out the prohibited device to use for examination malpractice. The suspect was immediately arrested by Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officers.
Joy had taken her phone into the hall in hope to use it to get answers to the questions in order to score higher marks. She reportedly confessed to being assisted by a certain, Andrew Etziuala who was in another location, texting the supposed answers to her
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