Fake JAMB official sent to prison for duping 70 candidates


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Paul Iyoghojie

A 37 years old suspected fake JAMB official, Emeka Anugwo has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N3,000 each from 70 prospective JAMB candidates to assist them to generate remita code, change their ages, courses and institutions without the consent of the examination body.

A Police source said that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ikoyi Division, Lagos, SP Tijani Mustapha ordered his men to arrest the accused following a complaint by the JAMB office in Ikoyi, Lagos through the co-ordinator of the Lagos JAMB office, Mr Sunday Aladegbaye.

The accused, a resident of Ibeju-lekki from Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of felony to wit, cheating 70 JAMB candidates.

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