Matriculation exam: I hired someone for my son, mother confesses
Umar Muhammed, Lafia
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa State has arrested a mother, Mrs. Chika Okoye, her son, Samuel, and his friend, Dan Abah, for examination malpractice.
Abah was hired by Chika to write the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the state.
The 35-year-old suspect who admitted her involvement in the crime said, “We couldn’t get admission for many years so I became frustrated; he was also frustrated and nobody is helping us.
“I have other children who have graduated but for the past four years or more now, he (Samuel) has failed to pass the exams, so I became frustrated.”
“So, I asked his friend to help him to write the exams, I told him I will give him something but I know it is a very bad thing. Please, forgive me sir, I was so frustrated,” Chika pleaded.
The NSCDC Commandant, Mohammed Gidado-Fari, said Abah was caught writing the examination at the Command Secondary School, Lafia on contract.
Gidado-Fari also paraded a 32 year-old man, Mr. Obey Samuel who beat his biological mother into a coma without provocation.
“Samuel was arrested on Monday for beating his biological mother to a state of coma without any provocation,” he stated.
In an interview with our correspondent, Samuel denied beating his mother, saying, “I did not beat her but I know that when I come back from a night club at that time, I was drunk, I just locked her up in her room.”
Source: The Punch