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19-year-old girl arrested for falsifying UTME score

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has captured a 19-year-old girl and handed her over to the police for falsifying her unified exam score for tertiary enrollment in 2019.

The UTME candidate identified as Rejoice Mordi was arrested at the JAMB headquarters in the Bwari area in Abuja, where he appeared with his father to file a complaint of obtaining two JAMB results after increasing his score from 164 to 264.

After being captured Tuesday, September 3, Mordi confessed to having obtained the false result of an Iyanuoluwa through Whatsapp. He also revealed that the false JAMB agent sent the result to his phone after collecting his registration number and that of three other candidates.

The JAMB newsletter published on Sunday 8 September, read;

“The 19-year-old who falsified her 2019 UTME result from 164 to 264 had petitioned us for (allegedly) giving her two results in the 2019 UTME. The board, upon receipt of the complaint, invited the candidate who appeared before the board in company of her father, Frank Emordi.

“The Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, read the riot act to the petitioner and her father and gave them a grace period to retrace their steps, knowing that there is forensic analysis that she falsified the score.

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“Upon the expiration of the opportunity, after thorough examination of the evidence, the candidate owned up to her misdeeds. She said the agent sent the inflated result to her through a Whatsapp group which she had deleted.

“Checks by the board revealed that the candidate had made three successful attempts at checking her result. However, on the candidate’s dashboard, 164 score still remained. She had since been handed over to security agents for further interrogation.

“The candidate’s father appealed to the registrar, saying, “I talked to her (Rejoice) and she said a guy she met at the centre collected her registration number and three of her friends.

“The man was the one who forwarded the results to them through Whatsapp. If she had informed me about that, I would not have followed her to the JAMB office.”