2023 Utme: Court Remands Four for Impersonation, Malpractices

Thu May 25th, 2023 -

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure has remanded four persons for impersonation and examination malpractices during the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams in Ondo State.
Timilehin Akinwale, Olayinka Mustapha and Peter Okereke were arraigned for registration impersonation, while Feranmi Adesuyi was arraigned for examination malpractices.
According to the charge sheet, the first three defendants committed the impersonation act on February 15, 2023, at Aina Awaw International College, Ilu Abo, Akure, which was a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre for JAMB registration and examination.
Their alleged offence was contrary to section 3(3)(c) of Examination Malpractice Act, Cap E15, LFN, 2004 and punishable under the same section.
Also, Feranmi Adesuyi committed the said offence on April 28, 2023, at Amable Nigeria Limited CBT Centre in Owo, during the 2023 JAMB examination.
Meanwhile, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecuting counsel, Moses Osimhen, urged the court to remand the suspects at Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the date for hearing.
Responding, the defendants’ counsel, Clement Falana and Austin Agbounghale, pleaded for the court to grant their clients bail as the offence was a bailable one.
But Justice T. B. Adegoke ordered that the suspects to be remanded at Olokuta Correctional Centre and adjourned to July 12, 2023, for hearing.




source: Guardian