As a result of the directive of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Commandant to the Area Commanders and Divisional Officers in the state to ensure maximum security and serenity of all the computer-based testing (CBT) JAMB examination centres, six persons have been arrested for impersonation and exam malpractice by NSCDC operatives in conjunction with JAMB Officials in Anambra state. This is during the 2023 JAMB CBT examination which is ongoing nationwide.

In a press statement e-signed and release by NSCDC Anambra State PRO, DSC Okadigbo Edwin noted: ‘On Tuesday 25/04/2023 at about 1100hrs one Nnaji Decency ‘M’ 22 years old of Umusiome village in Nkpor Idemili North LGA and one Egboh Emmanuel Oluebube ‘F’ 21 years old of Awgbu in Orumba North LGA of Anambra State respectively were arrested by a team of NSCDC Operatives at Info Tech ICT Centre in Atani Ogbaru LGA of Anambra.’

‘Preliminary investigation revealed that Egboh Emmanuel registered for the exam with her name , but hired Nnaji Decency a mercenary to sit for the examination. Also one Uloeme Somtochukwu ‘M’ 16years old of Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra and Omorogieva Idunwaonyi ‘M’ 20 years old of No. 7 Osarentin Street Benin Edo State were arrested on Wednesday 26/04/ 2023 at Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe Centre. The latter was arrested while writing Jamb examination for another suspect currently at large who engaged him in the deal. At about 1300hrs same day, one Mrs Titus Chiamaka ‘F’ 20 years old of Ubakala Umuahia South LGA of Abia State and one Solomon Collins ‘M’ 40 years old of Awka South LGA of Anambra State were arrested at St. John of God center Awka. The said Solomon was writing for Titus Chiamaka as a mercenary’, NAOSNP gathered.

‘All the suspects voluntered confessional statements admitting to the offence as efforts are currently underway to get other accomplices in connection with the offence.’

DSC Okadigbo also noted: ‘Commending personnel of the Corps for swift response in arresting the suspects, Comdt. Isidore Chikere, the NSCDC State Commandant said the NSCDC will continue to support JAMB to rid examination centers of mercenaries, impersonators and criminal minded persons towards giving credibility and transparency to the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). He warned candidates to shun examination malpractice as anyone caught would be prosecuted. Consequently, the State NSCDC helmsman has ordered further Investigation on the case after which all the suspects will be charged to court to to serve as deterrence to others.’

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