In a swift move, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has declared its commitment towards protecting the sanctity and dignity of its exams by ensuring that all those who were caught either perpetrating fraud or “aiding and abetting” it were brought to book, at all costs.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Press and Public Relations of JAMB, said this at Igbosere Magistrate Court on Thursday, after observing court proceedings held in continuation of the prosecution of 37-year-old cybercafé operator, Emeka Anugwo, who was arrested in May for allegedly defrauding innocent UTME candidates.
However, Anugwo, owner of a CBT centre located on 7, Ojora Road, Ikoyi, beside JAMB’s Lagos office, was on May 5 brought before the court on a two-count charge of fraud and impersonation. He pleaded not guilty and was granted N100, 000 bail by Magistrate O. G. Oghre. He was also asked to produce two sureties in like sum who must be resident in Lagos State and must show evidence of two years tax payment.