JAMB withdraws results of candidate for impersonation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the result of one Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu for acts bordering on impersonation in the just-concluded 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

So, JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja, said Investigations revealed that Mr Lawrence had hired a professional examination taker to sit the examination on his behalf.

However, his luck ran out when the Board’s post-examination processes discovered that the candidate

was impersonating someone in the course of the examination.

“On further scrutiny, other hidden dimensions to the case were also unravelled which the candidate had admitted

to in the course of perpetrating the fraudulent act,” Benjamin said.

More on the Impersonation

Following Management’s consideration and approval of the recommendations of the investigators, the result of

Mr Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu, whose examination another person took on his behalf at the University of Nigeria,

MTN Library, Nsukka, Enugu State, on Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, during the second session of the examination

for that day, has attracted withdrawal.

However, According to him, obtaining results through fraudulent means would not be allow to stand.

It should be on note that the cancellation is in line with the Board’s policy of cancelling any result whose obtainment is fraudulent

by any candidate even when such had been released. In addition, there will be handing over of the perpetrator(s) to relevant

agencies for the prosecution to serve as a deterrent to other intending infractors.

“The Board wishes to remind candidates and the general public that it would painstakingly scrutinise the entire

examination processes with the proviso that there will be withdrawal of the results whose obtainment is through fraudulent means

and after a thorough investigation, cancelled as the case may be.”

Benjamin added that “In the meantime, the Board is engaging in the viewing and assessment of all CCTV footages of

the examination as well as the adequacy or otherwise of the security measures put in place to forestall

examination infractions.

“The Board warned that the above-stated case might just be the first of the many that would be unearthed in

the course of the review as many more infractions might yet come to light. Already, a top security officer who

had to facilitate the forgery of the Board’s admission letter is on investigation for possible culpability

and subsequent prosecution,” Benjamin said.

By Taiyelolu A

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