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3 Students Remanded Over Alleged Exam Malpractice, To Celebrate Christmas, New Year In Prison



By Lateefat Sulaiman, Osogbo

An Osogbo Magistrate’s court on Thursday remanded three students over alleged malpractice in West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The remanded WAEC candidates are Taofeek Badmus Busari, Adeyinka Afolabi Adeoye and Sulaiman Isah.

A charge sheet obtained in court revealed that the Department of State Security (DSS) had dragged the trio before Magistrate Adijat Oloyede on a four count-charge that bordering on cheating in exam hall.

The accused persons were said to have committed the malpractice while writing WASSCE on September 17, 2019 at Second Series of WAEC (also known as WAEC General Certificate Examination (GCE) at a centre in Osogbo.

The DSS prosecution stated that the offence was contrary to and punishable under section 1( d) and punishable under section 1 (2) (c) of the examination malpractice Act .1999.

The accused WAEC candidates pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them by the Director General of State Security.

Their counsels, Kehinde Ajibola and T. B. Awoyemi made oral bail applications for bail arguing that they were presumed innocent until proven contrary by the court.

But the DSS prosecutor objected their bail applications and urged the court to remand them.

Magistrate (Mrs) Oloyede, thereby remanded the trio in Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till January 9, 2020 for hearing.

To this end, the students would be spending the forthcoming Christmas and New festivities in the custody.
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