Tuesday, 22 April 2014

20-year-old boy sells WAEC exam answers online

 
A 20-year-old boy, Mohammed Abiodun Raheem, has been apprehended for selling answers for the on-going Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) online.
Raheem was paraded yesterday at the head office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Yaba, Lagos, before being handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 

He confirmed his involvement in the opening of a fake website where answers to the questions were posted for candidates.
Narrating how the suspect was caught, the Director of Administration, WAEC, Mr Steven Taiwo, explained that the body had discovered the ‘rogue website’ set up by Raheem and his cohorts now at large but the examination body played along. Taiwo said Raheem was arrested while trying to withdraw money paid in by candidates at the Badagry branch of the First Bank of Nigeria Plc.

 
He said: “We got information that some people were posting WAEC answers online in February and we decided to play along. We informed the bank and EFCC and his ATM card was blocked.
“When he got to the bank to complain of the blockage of his ATM card, he was asked to go to his bank which is First Bank and there he was nabbed. “What they do is that they will get the question papers 30 minutes after the exams must have started and get an expert to solve the questions for them.
 
Then they will forward the answers to the phone numbers of those that have paid for it.”
Raheem said he had just been admitted to study Computer Science at the Osun State Polytechnic.
 
He said: “I don’t know anything about the internet. A friend I met on 2go, Shola, told me about the WAEC malpractice.
 
He always gives the candidates my account number to pay the money in, then I will withdraw and use the money to buy recharge card and send to him or send it into another account. The money is between N2,000 and N3,000.”

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