Mmesoma: 75 Days After, JAMB Silent Over Planned Arrest of Man Who Developed Fake UTME Results App

Mmesoma: 75 Days After, JAMB Silent Over Planned Arrest of Man Who Developed Fake UTME Results App

  • Two months ago, JAMB said it had discovered the developer of the app used for the manipulation of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results (UTME)
  • JAMB noted that the developer would be arrested and lose his admission status at the Nigerian university he is currently studying at
  • Over two months after, however, the examination body has not provided any update on the supposed arrest

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FCT, Abuja - 75 days after JAMB said it was “moving to pick” the developer of the computer software which some Nigerians used to generate false Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, nothing has been heard.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board conducts the UTME for prospective undergraduates into the country's tertiary institutions.

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JAMB has not authenticated its earlier claim of arresting the man who developed an app used to create fake UTME results. Photo credits: Reno Omokri, Saheed Oladele
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JAMB silent on 'arrest' of unscrupulous individual had reported that Fabian Benjamin, JAMB's spokesperson, said the brain behind an application on Google Play Store that has the ability to generate fake UTME results would soon be arrested.

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Benjamin spoke when he featured on The Punch’s Facebook Live held on Wednesday, July 5.

His remark had come in the heat of the drama surrounding the UTME result of Mmesoma Ejikeme, the Anambra pupil.

The 19-year-old was said to have forged her UTME result.

At the time, the JAMB image maker had said:

“Let me give you a breaking news. We have discovered the person that developed this app, and the person is a student of one of our institutions.
“Now, as I speak with you, we are moving to pick the person, and he is going to lose his admission status in that school.”

On Tuesday, September 12, contacted Benjamin to get an update on the proposed 'arrest' as nothing was heard of the matter again.

One week after, however, the JAMB spokesperson is yet to respond to inquiries on the issue.

Anambra commissioner adopts Mmesoma after UTME saga

In a piece of related news, reported that the Anambra state commissioner for education, Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, adopted Mmesoma, the embattled student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi.

The commissioner, who spoke in Awka, said she adopted Mmesoma to help her actualise her dreams in life.

Aisha Yesufu asks FG to scrap JAMB had reported that prominent socio-political activist, Aisha Yesufu, said JAMB should be "scrapped".

Writing on her verified X (formerly Twitter) handle, Yesufu argued that tertiary institutions should be allowed to completely process their admission.


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