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|UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by zakim(m): 6:30pm On Mar 13|
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday arrested a Methodist Reverend, Mr Chuka Egwuonwu, for allegedly extorting N126,000 from candidates to aid malpractices.
Mr Patrick Ukpan, Commandant, NSCDC, FCT Command, while presenting the suspect to newsmen in Abuja, said the suspect who owns a CBT centre called Diamond ICT Centre was arrested in Abia State.
Ukpan said that the arrest was made possible through the help of CCTV mounted in the centre and controlled from the Abuja headquarters of the JAMB.
“It was observed that they were extorting money from candidates. The centre have extorted about N126,000.
“Each candidate was asked to pay N1,000 for what we do not know but this is a criminal act.
“Based on that, he was arrested; JAMB examination that is being conducted now has camera and live transmission of activities are taking place there straight to the headquarters of JAMB.
“Whatever activities are taking place at the centres are being monitored live and based on those monitoring devices that they we were able to corroborate their intelligence regarding the extortion of money.
“The suspect was subsequently arrested and brought down to Abuja.”
He added that the corps would continue its investigation to get to the route of the alleged crime, adding that other collaborators would also be arrested if there are any.
In his response, Egwuonwu admitted that some coordinators collected money from the students but found out in his investigations that the act was committed outside his centre.
The suspect said those who extorted the money from the candidates were not his staff.
“While trying to make inquiry, I discovered the crime was committed but before I could take further action to unravel it, the NSCDC was already there to arrest me.”
Also, Mr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media, JAMB, said there was a link between the suspect’s centre and the tutorial centre that extorted money from candidates.
Benjamin, who recalled an incidence of protest by some centres in Lagos demanding the extension of registration till May, said the tutorial centres were there to extort the students which informed their protest.
“These centres want to have enough time for the registration of JAMB so as to have enough time to extort the students,” he said.
He said the arrest had confirmed the board’s suspicious that the tutorial centres were after exploitation.
The JAMB spokesman added that the tutorial centres were damaging the integrity of education in the country.
He called on stakeholders to take interest in education, develop interest in the activities of JAMB to curb malpractices and change the narrative of education.
In a similar development, the Corps had also arrested one Miss Udoh Akpabio and her accomplice for alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Akpabio was caught with a phone concealed in her underwear, while the examination was on at Baptist Academy, Karu.
Also, caught was Andrew Etziuzala, who was said to be aiding Akpabio in the cheating process.
The two suspects were caught with the aid of Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), which sends live transmission of activities going on within the examination halls to the JAMB headquarters. (NAN)
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by BankeSmalls(f): 6:31pm On Mar 13|
This is a step in the right direction, as long as he is a reverend and based in Abia, plus he is in a PDP controlled state, he is guilty, must be arrested and prosecited.
Why not make it a national practice because the number of people aiding exam malpractice is almost 99% of the centres, corruption fight is ONE SIDED in Nigeria.
For those planning to quote me and say rubbish, may Bubu pampers fall on you
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Caustics: 6:44pm On Mar 13|
the 1000 is for offering. the reverend did nothing wrong
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Amirullaha(m): 6:45pm On Mar 13|
The problem with we Nigerians is that we are very quick to criticise someone from a different ethnic, religion and region while the will keep it low if it their brother...
Am very sure most of the people that will condemn this man will either be people from a different religion or ethnic(which we all know that the crime can be committed by anybody) which is not fair...
The earlier we put this discriminations behind us the better for us...
So many things to say but it time for prayer...
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Nobody: 6:45pm On Mar 13|
Tomorrow is my exam
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by herkeem: 6:46pm On Mar 13|
BankeSmalls:Everything to you people is marginalization..... because he's Ibo you've believed that he's being victimized.
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by DONADAMS(m): 6:47pm On Mar 13|
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by RexEmmyGee(m): 6:47pm On Mar 13|
Only in my beloved Nigeria
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by ghostfacekillar(m): 6:48pm On Mar 13|
story .una mount cctv and rev know know say una mount cctv for him centre
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by 12345baba: 6:49pm On Mar 13|
Planned lies to make us feel they are working. Well Sha they can't make us forget how snake swallowed 36m
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by yazach: 6:49pm On Mar 13|
How can jamb approved kanu's CBT for examination when they know that everything is money, money money money
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Lanre4uonly(m): 6:49pm On Mar 13|
This is worrisome.
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by tribalistseun: 6:50pm On Mar 13|
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Simulator(m): 6:52pm On Mar 13|
Animals won't attribute the scam perpetrated by their reverend father to Christianity, he's solely on his own in this case. If it was an Islamic cleric that was involved, they'll all be crying about Islam.
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by johncallidon(m): 6:53pm On Mar 13|
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by chiefolododo(m): 6:54pm On Mar 13|
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Alashrim1(m): 7:11pm On Mar 13|
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|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by DLuciano: 7:13pm On Mar 13|
Amirullaha:you haven't said anrythin
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by Amirullaha(m): 7:22pm On Mar 13|
DLuciano:What did you quote then
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by uba1991: 7:24pm On Mar 13|
how ll u expct dis criminals to like buhari when h is expossing dia criminal lifstyle.An average ipop is a criminal even if he is jesus christ
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by BankeSmalls(f): 7:37pm On Mar 13|
He is ibo, and they are always coming first. Let’s make a scapegoat of him.
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by BankeSmalls(f): 7:40pm On Mar 13|
JAMB should even fail anybody who his surname is Kanu
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by delivryboy: 7:49pm On Mar 13|
BankeSmalls:Why is Nigeria always victimizing Igbos? This must stop!!! First they arrested Reverend King for mistakenly setting his church member ablaze and sentence the innocent man to death by hanging, it can happen to anyone, anybody can mistakenly dowse someone with fuel and set them on fire. Then they arrested an innocent man called Evans and labelled him a kidnapper, he was just going about his legal business, then there was Innoson. The hate for Igbos has gotten so bad now that they have been falsely accused of drug trafficking in Asian countries and south Africa. Then they sent shooters to kill them in Ozugbulu. Why does every one hate innocent Igbos like this?
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by OwoKolaChuks: 8:10pm On Mar 13|
So many pastorpreneurs with coaching centre and Cafés doing the unthinkable. He is just one in hundreds disgracing their profession because it's just a profession no longer a calling
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by semyman: 8:57pm On Mar 13|
Look no further for criminals elsewhere
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by SirBunky85(m): 9:15pm On Mar 13|
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by SirBunky85(m): 9:16pm On Mar 13|
Amirullaha:very petty comment.when officials of jamb from other regions were being arrested for misappropriation of jamb funds,I didn't see any of dia people going tribal but now one of our brothers has bn arrested, u people have gone tribal.tufiakwa.Instead of u to commend d prof for his new reforms in jamb,u are here crying foul.I now see why most ethnic groups don't take us(Igbos) serious
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by SirBunky85(m): 9:21pm On Mar 13|
herkeem:pls don't mind dat petty being
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by SirBunky85(m): 9:26pm On Mar 13|
12345baba:dats just it.u pple only derive pleasure when pmb or its appointees fails but will try to twist it when dey achieve sth.and yes, jamb under d able hands of d prof.has bn reformed in many ways.dis Una unnecessary hatred to anything pmb is d reason I don't see most of una comments as patriotic but pure hatred on d person of pmb
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by SirBunky85(m): 9:32pm On Mar 13|
delivryboy:ur sarcasm is too clear for even d blind to see, u should've used subtle means to deliver ur message
|Re: UTME 2018: NSCDC Arrests Rev’d For Extortion by focus7: 9:55pm On Mar 13|
The fake Jews are criminals anywhere.
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