The Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri is under intense scrutiny as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) investigate an admission scandal involving 230 fake admission letters. The probe began after JAMB detected that its admission portal had been compromised, leading to the discovery of fraudulent admissions at IMSU.

JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the arrest of nearly ten IMSU staff members linked to the scam, including high-ranking officials from the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, and Director of Admissions. The investigation revealed that money was exchanged between students and staff, with some students being in their final years.

ICPC’s spokesperson, Demola Bakare, stated that there is enough evidence to proceed with prosecution, emphasizing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Four individuals have been detained and are required to report regularly to the ICPC office.

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An anonymous source within IMSU highlighted that admission racketeering has been an ongoing issue, with wealthy parents paying large sums for their children to gain admission. The source also revealed that fake JAMB registration numbers were used to admit unqualified candidates.

IMSU’s spokesperson, Ralph Njokuobi, acknowledged the investigation but stressed that the accused are innocent until proven guilty. He mentioned that the university has publicly announced the names of students with fake admissions and is cooperating with JAMB to address the issue.

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The Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri is under intense scrutiny as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) investigate an admission scandal involving 230 fake admission letters. The probe began after JAMB detected that its admission portal had been compromised, leading to the discovery of fraudulent admissions at IMSU.

JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the arrest of nearly ten IMSU staff members linked to the scam, including high-ranking officials from the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, and Director of Admissions. The investigation revealed that money was exchanged between students and staff, with some students being in their final years.

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ICPC’s spokesperson, Demola Bakare, stated that there is enough evidence to proceed with prosecution, emphasizing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Four individuals have been detained and are required to report regularly to the ICPC office.

An anonymous source within IMSU highlighted that admission racketeering has been an ongoing issue, with wealthy parents paying large sums for their children to gain admission. The source also revealed that fake JAMB registration numbers were used to admit unqualified candidates.

IMSU’s spokesperson, Ralph Njokuobi, acknowledged the investigation but stressed that the accused are innocent until proven guilty. He mentioned that the university has publicly announced the names of students with fake admissions and is cooperating with JAMB to address the issue.