3 Arraigned for Double Registration in UTME  

The police in Ibadan, today Thursday, arraigned three suspects in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for alleged double registration in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. JAMB.

Master Lateef Adegbite, 18, and Agbo Okaku, 18, as well as Olajuwon Awosika, 33, were arraigned on a two-count charge in court, Oyo state.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the prosecutor, Inspector James Oriola, told the court that Adegbite, and Okaku and Awosika conspired to commit the offences with others at large.

Oriola alleged that the trio and others at large conspired to commit the offences on Feb.21 at about 12 noon at Excellers International School, Olodi area, Ibadan,

The report continued; the prosecutor said the offences were contrary to Section 3 (c) and 10 (b) and punishable under Section 2 of Examination Malpractice Act, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Defence Counsel, Mrs Omoladun Aina, pleaded for bail for the defendants in the most liberal terms.

The report said that the Magistrate, Mrs O. I. Osho, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned the case till May 21 for mention.

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Joseph Athanasius

Joseph Athanasius is a Public Affairs Commentator and News Writer at InfoGuide Nigeria News.

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