Thursday, May 23, 2024

Two CBT Operators Arrested In Abia For Extorting UTME Candidates

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abia State Command have arrested two Computer Base Test (CBT) Centre operators in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.

They were arrested for allegedly extorting prospective candidates of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state.

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Disclosing this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Ndukwe Agu Egwu on behalf of the State Commandant, Nnamdi C. Nwannukwu, NSCDC gave the names of the suspects as Moses Bethel Chimnadindu (M) (27) of No. 57 Lady Aguiyi Ironsi Plaza, Umuahia and Iroha Victor (M) (38) of Onyemaobi Layout Mission Hill Umuahia.

According to Egwu, Chimnadindu and Victor were caught registering JAMB candidates for the upcoming UTME above the approved government price.

“They are collecting from Six Thousand Naira only ( N6,000.00) and above which is above the government approved four thousand, seven hundred Naira only (N4,700.00),”he said.

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The NSCDC spokesman who stated that the suspects were in their custody, disclosed that the suspects were volunteering useful information to aid investigation adding that they would be charged to a Court of Competent Jurisdiction for diligent prosecution upon conclusion of investigation.

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