Fraudsters Rip-Off UTME Students N1.5m In Delta Community

Fraudsters Rip-Off UTME Students N1.5m In Delta Community

Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba

Difficult times and its related act have hit prospective students for
2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) in Ogwashi-Uku,
Asaba and Ozoro communities in Delta State, leaving fraudsters to make ripped-off unsuspecting students N1.5million.

While the students who spoke to our reporter have lamented the difficult
times, they have appealed to the Examination body to extend the deadline
for payment to enable them meet the requirements.

It was gathered that scammers position around UTME offices as unsuspecting
agents, and in desperation to make money allegedly hoodwink the students
into assisting them in the registration; a process the students part away
with N5, 000 each in most cases.

Rita Osegboh, a prospective UTME student  told our reporter, “I was willing
to get registered when one of the agents approached me to give him N5, 000
and I gave, only for him to disappear into the thin air”.

But the Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka in a swift
reaction, said the police were on the trait of the suspects, adding that
six persons who claimed to be UTME officials, but were upon investigation,
were lasted Monday arrested, and are currently being interrogated.

Another student, Ifeoma Ezewanta who also spoke on the issue, lamented that
the problem was compounded by the management of the Joint Admissions, and
Matriculation Board (JAMB), saying that they should have allowed the old
system herein any person can register at any CBT Center, but pay the
registration fee into account.

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