Members of a WAEC question and answer syndicate identified as Samuel Kayode, 28-year-old from Ondo State, Adebayo Ifeoluwa, 17-year-old from Osun State, Alayande Ahmed and Elusode Festus, 20 years from Edo State, have been arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad in Ondo, Edo and Osun States for retailing leaked WASSCE May/June, 2018 Examination question papers on websites and whatsapps platforms.
Lagos State Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects before newsmen said the suspects were arrested by undercover operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), adding that two of them were Physics and Mathematics teachers in a private school in Ondo State.
Confessing to the crime, Samuel Kayode, a part time teacher in two secondary schools based in Ilesa, disclosed that he also taught Physics and Mathematics in a private tutorial class where he assisted candidates who are planning to write the WASSCE examination with questions and already prepared answers for the candidates.
Their arrest followed reports that a syndicate was leaking exact questions and answers WAEC set for the 2018 May/June examination to some websites and WhatsApp groups subscribed to by students.
Also Punch reported that the Lagos Police Command also arrested a 48-year-old man suspected to be the operator of a fake West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination centre in Igbogbo, Ikorodu.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Edgal Imohimi, said the suspects were arrested on April 25 following a complaint by a senior member of the staff of WAEC office, Ogba.
“The complaint said there is a fake WAEC centre at El-Supreme Private School located at No. 3, Oseni Adekogbe Street, Igbogbo Ikorodu.
“Operatives of the Command attached to Area ‘G’ Ogba, were mobilised to the above address where one Pastor Adeniyi Joshua of El-Supreme Church was arrested.
“WAEC question papers and answer sheets suspected to be forged were recovered from the suspect,” Imohimi said.