Adah Eche, a 19-year old admission seekers, has been paraded after arrest by the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB, for allegedly falsifying his result.
The suspect was paraded at the board’s headquarters in Abuja by the Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who revealed that the Adah Eche who scored 153 decided to connive with a syndicate to upgrade his score.
“We decided to pick three out of the complainants to address their issues and he happened to be the first person we picked and he actually wrote a letter of complaint to us knowingfully well that he faked his result.
“What we did was invite him to come and pick his admission letter and he came.
“Now, what such people do not know is that we have a barcode for every result which helps us verify its authenticity, but this fake one has the barcode of a supermarket and was saying invalid barcode on our own platform.
According to Oloyede, the suspect confessed to the crime as evidences found on his phone and computer showed how he upgraded his score to a fake 200 which had ‘55019’ as the sender of the result before he later upgraded to 290.
“We have checked our own platform and seen where he has checked his result three consecutive times via 55019 and was replied same with his original result which is 153, yet he insists that he did not know the one with 290 was fake,” he said.
Trail of transactions he had with his counterparts who sent him money to assist them with their score were seen on his phone.
“He was collecting money from others, we have the transactions on his phone where some send N5000, seeking assistance and sending him their registration number, email addresses and all necessary details to help upgrade their scores.
“These are the same people who cry foul saying they didn’t see their results or they didn’t sit for the examination yet have scores.
The suspect stated that it was his first time of writing the exam and that he wrote it at Veritas University in Bwari.
He said when the release of his result was delayed, he went on Facebook to alert the public. That was how he came across someone who promised to assist him.
” I have never met the man before but he promised to assist me get the result and he asked me to send him N2000 which I did and he sent the result to me via Whatsapp.
“He later asked me to send N3000 so that he can submit the result for me but after I did, he never picked my calls again, he blocked me on whatsapp and later, his number was not connecting.
”I didn’t know it was a fake result, he also asked me to inform others and let them send money so that he could help them do the upgrade too, that’s why those transactions are there.
”I didn’t know one could write the examination more than once or else, I would not have tried this or I would have used the 153 to seek for admission in the polytechnic, but it was the man that convinced me.
”My advice to others is that they should stop such illicit acts, there’s no such thing as JAMB upgrade.”