- A police constable, Etim Israel has been detained by JAMB over his alleged involvement in exam malpractice
- Israel was accused of paying someone to write the UTME for him
- JAMB said it would prosecute the police officer for the offence
A police officer, Etim Israel has been arrested by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for allegedly hiring another person to sit for him in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The officer was said to have registered for the exam with his name while the impersonator used his picture and other biometric details to sit for the exam.
According to the Nation newspaper, Israel who is a constable in Akwa Ibom the police command, allegedly confessed that he paid N30,000 to the teacher to sit for the exam.
However, he said he was told that he won’t be able to use the 240 he scored in the exam because of the disparity in the picture.
He said he came to the JAMB office to correct the issue when he was arrested.
In his reaction, the registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, said Israel will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.
In another news, a Borno State High Court has sentenced one Allen Abel to a cumulative term of 125 years in prison over a fake school feeding contract.
Abel and three other suspects were accused of fraudulently obtaining food items from Lele Foresight Construction Company valued at N12, 879,800.00.
The EFCC disclosed that the four suspects had pretended to execute a school feeding contract for the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHDSD).
Abel pleaded guilty to the charges against him and was convicted.
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