JAMB hands over 180 UTME candidates to police over alleged malpractice

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The Joint Admissions and Enrollment Council (JAMB) handed over 180 candidates who allegedly were involved in various forms of negligence in the recently completed Unified Tertiary Enrollment Exams (UTME) to the Nigerian Police for trial.

Council spokesman Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who released this on Thursday, said that at least 70% of the candidates were reported by the police in various courts for similar crimes.

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He said others are being investigated and will also be tried from then on.

According to him, the candidates were arrested during the exam that ended last Saturday.

Benjamin said: There are about 180 who have been handed over to the police. We have arrested them across the country. We are harmonizing the list and following it to ensure that all of them are presented.

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“Most of them have already been prosecuted. 70% of them have already been processed.

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“They (the candidates) are with the police. Then the police will sue them. We have no power to sue. When the police start to sue, they certainly come to us.

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“Most of them have already been prosecuted. When the report is completed, we will provide a comprehensive report.

“When we reach an important stage for everyone to know, we will inform you. But some of them have already been reported by the police.

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