Three impersonators have been arrested over examination malpractices in thee ongoing Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination exercise in Sokoto state.
Confirming the arrest, JAMB’s Coordinator in the state, Malami Salihu, said two of the suspects, Ibrahim Umar and Umar Sani were ‘Professional writers’ who allegedly specialized in sitting for pre-varsity exams for candidates while another suspect Ubaidu Malami did double registrations.
He said Umar and Malami were apprehended at Blue Crescent CBT centre in Sokoto, the state capital while Sani was caught at the Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic, Sokoto.
Mr. Malami disclosed that Umar was arrested by a JAMB monitoring team, led by Registrar Ishaq Oloyede, while overseeing the conduct of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Sokoto.
Furthermore, the state coordinator said:
“They register on behalf of other graduates with their pictures, thump print everything but they come to write with the name of other candidates.
One of them had already written for three candidates and he collected money. He registered for about six candidates.”
He said the suspects will be taken to court.