Man docked for illegal dealing in online JAMB, WAEC questions
By Sunmola Olowookere
A young man in his early twenties, Isaac Oluwadunsin Adejube has been dragged before an Akure High Court for enriching himself through illegal dealings in external examination questions.
According to the prosecutor Mr. Segun Akeredolu, the accused who adopted the name Godwin Philip Ibrahim for his illegal online dealings indulged in the act with the intention of aiding examination candidates that paid him to cheat.
He was arraigned before the court on a three-count-charge of conspiracy, illegal dealings in examination question papers and aiding external examination candidates to cheat.
He had pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges preferred against him.
According to the first prosecution witness, one Adebanji Eyitayo of the Department of State Services, his team received information about fraudulent dealings of an examination racketeering syndicate that specialized in illegal distribution of examination questions.
He stated that following this tip, he led his team to investigate the allegations.
He testified further that their investigation revealed that the syndicate used to distribute the questions through social media outlets such as WhatsApp and blog.
He explained that through their findings, the defendant was traced to his hideout at Victoria Comfort logde , Idinmenpen, Owo and he was brought to their office where his statement was obtained.
He disclosed that following his arrest, two handsets; Infinix X557 and Techno K9 were recovered from him.
The handsets and the statement of the defendant were tendered by the prosecution as evidences before the court and were admitted as exhibits.
Also testifying, an official of JAMB, Muhammad Shaffiu Ibrahim said that the board usually scanned the environment and the media to check activities that could undermine the integrity of the board.
He stated such activity helped them to discover the activities of online examination racketeering and the arrest of the defendant.
The trial judge, Justice Samuel Bola thereafter adjourned the case till April 17 for continuation of hearing.