12 invigilators who engaged in various examination malpractices have landed in police nets and helping the operatives with further investigations.
The Nigeria Police Force arrested the 12 suspects for their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in some States across the country.
The police spokesman Mr. Frank Mba said in a statement on Friday, that the arrest of the suspects is consequent upon the renewed partnership between the Exam body and the Police aimed at ensuring and promoting the integrity of examination processes in the country.
“Investigations by Police operatives revealed that the suspects used their privileged positions as invigilators, supervisors and school functionaries during the 2020 WASSCE to conspire, perpetrate and encourage varying degrees of examination malpractices, including online transmission of examination questions and answers on various social media platforms,” MBA said.
The suspects include; Daye West ‘m’ 52years, Shalom Essien ‘m’ 39yrs, Anyanwu Precious ‘f’ 27yrs, Hanson Beloved ‘m’ 38yrs and Ali Musa ‘m’ 46years.
Others are Umar Mohammed ‘m’ 50yrs, Isa Abdullahi Arikya ‘m’ 39years, Hamisu Haussaini Abdullahi ‘m’ 33years, Maharazu Sabo ‘m’ 41yrs, Yusuf .M. Mailafiya ‘m’ 55years, Sule Bukata Garba ‘m’ 40yrs and Wudana K. Solomon ‘m’ 30years.
The suspects were arrested in Kano, Rivers, Nasarawa and Bauchi States respectively.
Mba said the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, assured the examination body of continuous support to discourage examination malpractices and bring perpetrators to book.
“He also enjoins parents, guardians, students and all other stakeholders in the examination processes to cooperate with the police and the exam body towards bringing an end to examination malpractice in the country”.