Jamb accuses 38 computer centres of cybercrime, hands them over to the police

The Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has revealed to the general public the massive irregularities as well as cybercrime perpetrated in the ongoing registration of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME). Thus, putting innocent candidates at the mercy of these perpetrators.

Heads of the various 38 registration centres & their accomplices accused by JAMB on Wednesday, for the irregularities were handed over to the police in Abuja for prosecution.

The Board also seized about 48 laptops used by the suspects to commit cybercrimes from the various centres as evidence against them. The laptops were confiscated when the crack team from the Board were deployed to the registration centres across the country.

The crime suspects were then lured to Abuja under the guise of a meeting with the management of JAMB at its headquarters, Bwari, not knowing that they were on their way to cool their feet in the police net, Oloyede handed them over to the waiting officers after long hours of interrogation.

The JAMB Chairman said prima facie case had been established against them and that the onus was on them to prove their innocence during prosecution in the court of law by the police.

Some of them were accused of extending the Virtual Private Network (VPN) of JAMB allocated to the accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres to some cyber cafe owners for the purpose of illegal registration of candidates for the 2020 UTME exams.

JAMB also discovered in the course that some of the suspects created fictitious usernames and National Identity Number (NIN), which the Board set as a prerequisite for anyone that would participate in the registration exercise and conduct of the 2020 UTME. The JAMB Registrar had also warned that candidates whose biometric could not be verified would not be allowed to sit for the forth coming examination.

In conclusion, JAMB advisies the candidates of the 2020 UTME exam to keep their login details absolutely confidential.

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