A man described as a ‘mercenary’ has been nabbed in Sokoto state while writing JAMB for many candidates.
According to a Premium Times reports, a man described as a professional examination mercenary, who allegedly specialises in writing JAMB tests for multiple candidates, has been arrested in Sokoto State.
Officials of the Joint Examination Matriculation Board (JAMB) told Premium Times that Umar Sani was arrested at about 8:
The suspect was immediately handed over to a police team from the Federal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, officials said. Before he was caught Saturday morning, Mr Sani had in the past days sat for the examination for candidates Umar Abdullahi, Danladi Lawal, and Danlami Suleiman Abdullahi.
JAMB uses biometric to check candidates into its Computer-Based Test Centres but
JAMB Registrar, Mr Oloyede, confirmed Mr Sani’s arrest, saying his agency remained committed to eradicating malpractices from the matriculation examination. “He (Mr Sani) will surely be prosecuted,” Mr Oloyede said. “That I can assure you.”
The Sokoto arrest came two days after
“His identity was shrouded in dubious tales. He claimed during interrogation that he was one of the professors selected by the Board to oversee the conduct of the 2019 UTME,”
“He also claimed that he was awarded a professorial position by Christian University, Isolo, Lagos and that he had two professorial awards from “Becket” University England and Freedom University.“He similarly claimed to be a staff of Anchor Polytechnic, Kubwa, Abuja, an institution that does not exist.
According to him, he said he is the president of the United Nigeria Chaplin Institute of Peace Academy.“However, it was discovered that he had a daughter who was taking the 2019 UTME in the same
The Board’s operational guideline does not allow