Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has arrested two suspects over their alleged involvement in impersonation during the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration.
The suspects identified as, Sesan Obasa, a 50-year-old man and his alleged accomplice, Salvation Terhembe, were arrested and paraded before journalists at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in Bwari, Abuja.
JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement issued on Friday said Terhembe was picked up by the staff of JAMB at one of the board’s registration centres in Bwari, following his unsuccessful attempts to carry out the UTME registration on behalf of Obasa.
TOS News gathered that Terhembe, a 36-year-old had appeared before a JAMB registration official on Thursday and could not successfully do the first accreditation when the picture on the National Identification Number, NIN, showed he was impersonating Obasa.
Terhembe, who admitted his indulgence in the act, said he was contacted by Obasa to supply his information for registration at the JAMB centre because he was busy with work, also added that he was only assisting him and not aware that his actions breached any rule of JAMB.
Reacting to the arrest, JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, hailed the use of NIN in revealing fraud, noting that if not for the use of NIN, the impersonator would have successfully carried out his registration.
Annoyed by the act of impernation, Oloyede, assured to hand them over to the police.