The Independent National Corrupt Practises and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested some officials of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Ogun State over alleged examination malpractices and extortion.
The National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC) in Ogun State provided information that led to the arrest of WAEC/GCE supervisors and invigilators in the state.
A statement by the Resident Consultant (Media and Event) of ICPC, Mr Folu Olamiti, who doubles as national Co-ordianator of the NAVC, said a tip off by NAVC intercepted a WAEC/ GCE supervisor and three Invigilators at the Anglican Comprehensive High School, Ikoto, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State in the course of extorting money from candidates writing the on-going WAEC / GCE Examinations.
The NAVC State Coordinator, Mr Idris Abu, said he received the tip-off from students that in their centre, the suspected culprits asked all students to pay the sum of N500 to get assistance meant to make each of them obtain good results at once this year.
He subsequently directed the Ijebu-Ode NAVC Local Government Chapter Coordinator, Otunba Funso Ogunleye, to plant his officers at the suspected examination centers to verify the allegations leveled against WAEC/GCE top officials.