The Delta State University has arrested a Mechanical Engineering student of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Inneh Aisosa, for impersonating and writing exams for his 400-level girlfriend.
According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of DELSU, Eddy Agbure, on Wednesday, Mr. Aisosa was nabbed on February 23 while writing examination for Onakpoma Oghenetega, a 400-level student of the Abraka campus of the university.
The statement said the suspect with matriculation number 0452/2010, came into the university in a Toyota Camry with registration number ABH 417 GW to write the exam for Miss Oghenetega (matriculation number FOS/12/13/212931), who is alleged to be his girlfriend.
Premium Times reports that Mr. Aisosa was apprehended by members of DELSU Examination Monitoring Group in collaboration with invigilators.
“With this development, it is obvious that some of our unserious-minded students have introduced new tactics to perpetrate examination malpractice,” the statement said.
“While law abiding and committed students of the university are busy reading very hard for their examinations, the lazy ones are busy engaging mercenaries from within and outside the university to write examinations for them with the sole aim of getting good grades.
“This is totally unacceptable and management of the university will not relax in the relentless was against this academic fraud.”
The statement said the university authorities vowed to deal with criminally-minded students in the war against examination malpractices.