2020 UTME registration: NSCDC arrests two for charging N4,200 instead of N4,000

The Taraba Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspects for allegedly defrauding students at an “illegal” Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) registration centre.

Alhaji Aliyu Ndanusa, the Taraba Commandant of NSCDC disclosed this to newsmen at the corps’ headquarters on Saturday.

Ndanusa stated that the government approved price for JAMB registration was N4,000 while the two suspects were charging students N4,200 in contravention of the directives.

Ndanusa said that the NSCDC would not sit back to allow fraudulent persons to defraud the unsuspecting members of the public.

It is unclear if the the suspects added N200 as internet connection categories but the commandant said they were arrested following an outcry by JAMB officials over the activities of persons defrauding students of their hard earn money.

“Operatives of the NSCDC have been recently trained at a workshop for the purpose of monitoring the registration centres to ensure that they comply with the FG’s directives of N4,000 registration fees for JAMB.

“Anybody who adds any amount to this has already contravened the directives and will be made to face the wrath of the law,” he said.

Ndanusa added that the suspects would be charged to court immediately after investigation.

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