The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the arrest of 25 people across Nigeria for illegal extortion. The examination body said the individuals arrested were allegedly selling registration materials to the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates.
The suspects, the JAMB registrar Ishaq Oloyede said were arrested by a combined team of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU); members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police Force.
Oloyede said the e-Brochure and e-Syllabus which were meant to be free were being sold by the culprits as high at the rate of N800 each nationwide.He also said the culprits were extorting money and inflating cost of registration from candidates.Among the registration materials being sold by them include copies of the UTME e-Brochure and e-Syllabus. The JAMB registrar also noted that the individuals arrested were illegal immigrants in Nigeria.