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UTME 2018: Identical Twins Arrested For Exam Malpractice



Two identical twins have been arrested for alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , at the University of Maiduguri centre , Borno .

Mr Babagana Gutti , Chief Examiner Officer in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the twins were apprehended by the security operatives on Saturday in Maiduguri .

Gutti said that the brothers tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the centre .

He said one of them tried to sit for the examination on behalf of his brother .

The JAMB official explained that one , Hussain Andulhammeed , was captured in the biometric registration for the Computer Based Test (CBT ) , but his brother , Hassan, decided to sit for the examination in his place .

“We did not suspect foul play until one of the invigilators noticed the other identical twin outside the examination hall.

“The invigilator became curious and asked him few questions ; but not satisfied with answers he put them together for verification.

“It is unfortunate our findings showed that he was in the examination hall in place of his brother , ” he said .

Gutti added that the candidates had been penalised and handed over to security personnel .

He explained that the examination was going smoothly in the eight designated centres in the state.

NAN reports that about 1 , 700 candidates registered for the examination in the state.


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