Tuesday, March 3, 2020

University of Abuja releases four students to NECO for prosecution over forgery

The authorities of the University of Abuja have released four students of the university to the National Examinations Council, NECO, for prosecution over forgery.

The four suspects, accused of forging NECO results to gain admission into the university, are to be arraigned in court by the nation’s secondary schools’ examination body this week.

The four students have since been picked up by the police and were in detention in Minna, Niger State, where the examination body has its headquarters.

The suspects said to be indifferent faculties, were alleged to have forged the certificates and used the same in gaining admission into the university.

A one-count charge has been preferred against the suspects whose names were given as Effiong Theresa Etim, Solomon Victor, Abdulkabir Mohammad, and Yakubu Joy Adama at the FCT Magistrate Court, Wise 2, in Abuja, by the police.

Police prosecutor, Chijioke Chigozie, said about nine students of the university have so far been arrested over the similar offense. He, however, added that they were still under investigation.

The arrest followed an ongoing screening exercise embarked upon by NECO on all the higher institutions in Nigeria which led to the arrest of the suspects in October 2019.


  1. They should face the law if found guilty

  2. NECO and WAEC should take it cool with their questions and make academic easy for students