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JAMB prosecutes two for UTME registration fraud

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A team of policemen assigned to the Adeniji Adele Police Division , Lagos Island , arrested two men in Lagos on Saturday for engaging in illegal registration of candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination .
The suspects , identified as Mr . Bamigbade Ajibola and Mr . Amoo Moshood , are alleged to be the owners of a Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board – approved Computer -based Test Centre, Vision Computer Academy , located in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos . They were arrested after a tip -off from members of the public that the Lagos Island Primary School, Sura , was being used for an illegal registration exercise .
According to the Coordinator of the Lagos Office of JAMB , Mr . Sunday Aladegbaye , the men had moved the router and computers at the CBT Centre to an illegal location to engage in fraudulent practices and extortion of candidates .
Confirming the arrests and the status of the school where the offence was committed , in a statement made available to our correspondent , Aladegbaye said , “My attention was , as of 8 pm on Saturday, drawn to the fact that both men , Mr . Bamigbade Ajibola and Mr . Amoo Moshood , were carrying out the registration of innocent candidates for the 2018 UTME at Lagos Island Primary School, Sura , Lagos and they were apprehended by men of the Nigerian Police Force , Adeniji Adele Station and detained .
“I confirm that the school is not approved and accredited as a centre by JAMB . Therefore, Ajibola and Moshood ’s actions at the school are illegal . By carrying out the registration of candidates for the 2018 UTME with a router and six lap – top computers , they are aiding and abetting registration fraud.”
Ajibola and Moshood were charged to court on Monday . A copy of the charge sheet , which was obtained by our correspondent , stated that both men were arraigned at the Magistrate Court 3 , presided by Mrs . A. O Komolafe, and charged with impersonating JAMB officials and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 78 ( a ) and ( b ) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 .
Both men , the document also stated , pleaded not guilty to the charges and they were granted bail in the sum of N 100 ,000 each with two sureties. The case was adjourned till February 20 .
Aladegbaye said JAMB was determined to ensure that the conduct of examination and admission processes in Nigeria is standardised

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