Eighteen male suspects are being quizzed by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for attempted exam malpractices during the just concluded JAMB examinations held nationwide. The men were arrested on Monday 15th May, 2017 in a rented apartment at No.13, Lutheran Road, Ikot Ekpene, while trying to hack into JAMB Website to have access to exam questions.
The leader of the syndicate, one Isaiah Akpan Eshiet, works for Gmail Computer Technology and Management Institute located at No.15, Lutheran Road, Ikot Ekpen as the Centre Manager. The Institute was one of the centres approved by JAMB for candidates to write the examinations.
The Centre Manager rented the office, which is about a few metres away from the Institute, to specifically perpetrate the crime. He linked a cable from the rented office to a switch of the Institute’s Computer system in the proprietor’s office with the intention to connect the JAMB Server for access to JAMB questions. He had not succeeded when the police on information swooped on him and his associates. Among the accomplices in the Command’s custody were scouts for interested candidates and those on standby, popularly referred to as mercenaries, who were to solve the exam questions and transmit answers to candidates in the examination hall at the Institute. Items recovered from the syndicate include 27 laptops, cables and a generating set.
The Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, CP Don Awunah, fsi,amnipr, reiterates that there is no hiding place for criminals in the state. He reassures that the Command will continue to collaborate with all exam bodies in the state to eliminate cheats from the processes and safeguard their collective integrity. The Commissioner of Police continually appreciates useful information from members of the public on criminals and their activities in the in the state, and seizes this medium to solicits for more of such assistance.
In another development, on the 21/5/2017 at about 8:pm, One Samaila Magaji male of Konkiel Town in Darazo LGA of Bauchi State reported at Darazo Divisional Police headquarters that on the same day at about 5:30pm, the following children namely,
1 Aisha Abdulmumin female, aged Seven(7) years,
2.Aisha Abdulmumin female, aged Five (5)years and,
3.Amina Abdulmumin female aged Three(3) years all of same address left home to play but were later discovered unconscious at a nearby stream.
Police patrol team attached to Darazo division visited the scene and rushed them to General hospital Darazo for medical attention. Victims were certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
Corpses photographed and deposited at the Mortuary for post-mortem examination after which they would be released to relatives for burial according to Islamic Rites.
Meanwhile, the case is under investigation to ascertain actual cause of the incident. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to caution their children to stay away from streams or rivers in order not to fall victims of drowning especially during this period Rainy season, please.