5 Suspects Arrested for
Hacking into Jamb website
Some suspects who were allegedly caught
while perpetrating certain irregularities in the
ongoing registration for the 2017 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have
reportedly confessed to spending over N 20
m to construct a radio platform with which
they hacked into JAMB ’s registration portal .
Saturday PUNCH had reported that the
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
arrested no less than five individuals who had
deployed fake biometric capturing machines
to register applicants .
The Spokesperson of the Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board, Dr . Fabian
Benjamin , in a statement issued in Abuja on
Saturday, said, “These registration thieves
deployed fake biometric capturing
mechanisms and super -imposed registration
slips just to satisfy the curiosity of innocent
candidates that their registration was
“And on the day of examination , such
candidates ’ data would either be edited, or
not found on the JAMB data base .
“Such candidates would not be verified during
the examination proper . ”
Benjamin disclosed that the fraudsters were
arrested variously in Oyo, Ogun and Maiduguri
by officers and men of the NSCDC and
brought to Abuja .
During their interrogations in Abuja , Benjamin
said, the suspects gave startling revelations
of how they conducted their operations .
“While being paraded in the presence of the
Commandant -General of NSCDC, Abdullahi
Gana Mohamadu , the fraudsters confessed
to numerous registration infractions that
JAMB couldn ’t imagine,” Benjamin said.