Crime & SecurityEducationNewsNigeria2023 UTME: JAMB arrests corps member, others over registration fraud in Kano

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has arrested a corps member and other registration officers for engaging in UTME registration fraud.

In the latest edition of its weekly bulletin on Monday, the board said the culprits were apprehended by its monitoring team led by Ishaq Oloyede, its registrar, in Kano state.

The board added that the corps member was arrested alongside a graduate of engineering for using their own fingerprints to register multiple candidates for the forthcoming UTME.

“One of the culprits a corps member, who is serving at the Federal College of Education, Kano, and engaged by the college’s PTDF-ICT CBT centre; and a graduate of engineering, who also works at the centre as a registration officer, were caught after they had added one of their fingers to complete the ten fingers of some candidates they registered,” the bulletin reads.

It added that “the team also apprehended four other registration officers at Butale Information Technology CBT Centre.”

JAMB said the culprits would be profiled and prosecuted if necessary, in line with the relevant laws guiding identity theft.

The board also said that it would, in conjunction with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and other relevant agencies, continue to monitor the registration exercise across the country to ensure that candidates are not exploited, frustrated, or misled into mutilating their data.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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