JAMB withdraws result of candidate for impersonation, security officer under investigation for forgery

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has withdrawn the result of one Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu for acts bordering on impersonation in the just-concluded 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination,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

A statement from JAMB, Head of media, Fabian Benjamin said investigations revealed that Lawrence had hired a professional examination taker to sit the examination on his behalf.

The statement disclosed his luck ran out when the Board’s post-examination processes discovered that the candidate had been impersonated in the course of the examination.

According to JAMB 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.

JAMB Spokesman said that following Management’s consideration and approval of the recommendations of the investigators, the result of Attama Lawrence Ikedichukwu, whose examination was taken on his behalf at the University of Nigeria, MTN Library, Nsukka, Enugu State, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, during the second session of the examination for that day, be withdrawn.

JAMB restates that no result obtained through fraudulent means would be allowed to stand, noting that the cancellation is in line with the Board’s policy of cancelling any result fraudulently obtained by any candidate even when such had been released.

It further stressed that it has been engaged 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 case in question 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.

The board revealed also that a top security officer who had facilitated the forgery of the Board’s admission letter is being investigated for possible culpability and subsequent prosecution.


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