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Three Arrested Over UTME Centre Scam in Lagos

In the ongoing UTME Examinations, two siblings and a Technical Officer were arrested in a Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre in Lagos on Tuesday for perpetrating Examination malpractice in the 2019 United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

They were caught selling fake UTME questions to candidates.

The siblings, Godswill and David Ukpai, are children of the owner of the CBT Centre, Risk Global Company Limited, Anthony, Mr Emeka Ukpai, a former Banker.

JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who ordered their arrest, said the siblings, as well as Centre’s Technical Officer, Obinna Ebere, were exposed by the Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) at the Centre.

Godswill is an Accounting Graduate of Abia State University while David was scheduled to write his UTME at the Centre 1.30pm on Wednesday.

Obinna, is an HND II student of Civil Engineering at the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).

Confessing their misdeeds, the suspects said they took pictures of UTME questions on the screens while the examination was ongoing and sold same to the Proprietor of a Tutorial Centre called Embassy Tutorial Centre in Lagos.

They claimed the owner of Embassy used their Centre for registration of candidates and as Examination Venue.

Oloyede said the suspects’ phones contained evidence of their illegal activities even though they were not supposed to be in the hall during the Examination calls for worrisome.

Ebere’s phone showed he had charged the Embassy Centre boss N5,000 for some questions

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