The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has arrested eight men for selling the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board forms above the official price of N4,700.
Speaking with journalists on Monday, the Lagos State Commandant, Mr Cyprian Otoibhi, stated that the suspects sold each form between N6,500 and N8,000.
Otoibhi said the suspects – Bamiro Oluwaseun, Subair Adewale, Oshikoya Segun, Victor Faith, Olayinka Oluwashina, Elvis Okarafor, Igwoku Luckson, and Ajetumobi Olufemi – were arrested during a joint operation with JAMB officials.
According to him, the suspects were operating their cyber cafes within Ikotun in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state.
He said, “A thorough investigation by the Lagos Command of the NSCDC revealed that the cyber cafes being operated by the suspects were not on the list of centres accredited by JAMB to sell its forms.’’
It was learnt that JAMB approved only 71 centres to sell its forms in the state.
Otoibhi stated that the NSCDC officials went to the cyber cafes and disguised as prospective applicants.