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Police Arrest 4 lecturers for Exam malpractice

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Olaleye Aluko
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four
lecturers of the Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja for their
alleged involvement in examination malpractice in the
institution.
Our correspondent learnt that the State Department of
Criminal Investigation, Yaba, arrested the lecturers last
Thursday and detained them for about three days before
releasing them on bail.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Joe Offor, a deputy
superintendent, who confirmed the arrest, noted that the
police only released the lecturers on bail, as investigation
into the matter was still ongoing.
Offor also did not disclose the names of the suspects.
He added that the registrar of the institution had brought
the matter to the attention of the police.
He said, “The registrar of the school reported the case
against them. The allegations preferred against them
bordered on forgery, theft and manipulation of
examination results. Our men at SDCI arrested and
detained them at Yaba. Based on issues arising from our
findings, the police decided to release them on bail.
Meanwhile, we are still investigating the matter.”
A reliable police source told our correspondent that the
lecturers were accused of falsifying the results of a
student of the institution who had relocated overseas.
The source added that the action of the lecturers elicited
a protest from other students.
The source said, “A student of the institution, who
travelled out of the country and was unavailable for
exams, was said to have made a distinction in the school,
while other students had average grades. This led to a
protest among the students, and it got to the ears of the
management.
“The management then reported the matter to the police,
and the concerned lecturers were arrested.”
When our correspondent visited the polytechnic on
Monday, the security official at the reception said the
rector was unavailable for comment.
The official added that the school authorities would get
across to our correspondent on the matter through a
phone call.
He said, “The rector is in a management meeting. He is
the only one who can talk to you on the matter. You can
drop your contact. He will get back to you after the
meeting.”
Meanwhile, as of the time of filing in this report, by 6pm
on Monday, the rector had not called our correspondent.
One of the students, who identified himself simply as
Femi, noted that the arrest of the lecturers’ was the issue
at stake in the institution for some days now.

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