UTME 2020: JAMB TO PROSECUTE CANDIDATES

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has handed over about 180 candidates that allegedly engaged in various forms of irregularities in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations to the Nigeria Police for prosecution.

The board’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this yesterday, also said so far,70 percent of the candidates have been arraigned by the police in various courts for similar offenses.

The head of media Also made it known that “others were still undergoing further investigation and would also face trial thereafter.”

According to him, the candidates were arrested across the country during the conduct of the examination that ended last Saturday.

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He said clearly: “They are about 180 candidates. We arrested them all over the country. We are harmonising the list and following up on it to ensure that all of them are arraigned.

“Most of them have been arraigned already. 70 percent of them have been arraigned already.

“They (the candidates) are with the police. So the police will prosecute them. We don’t have prosecuting powers. When the police start prosecution, they certainly get across to us.

“Most of them have even been arraigned. When the arraignment is concluded, we will give you a comprehensive report.

“When we get to a stage that is important for everyone to know, we will let you know. But some of them have already been arraigned by the police.”

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It is clear that while most candidate are still preparing on how to do malpractice Jamb is also developing new strategies to get them arraigned. Candidate a warned to face their studies or face the consequence that follow when they get caught.

 

SOURCE: Opera News

 

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