OSUN, Nigeria – A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Thursday, remanded three people for allegedly involving in malpractice during West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The defendants were; Taofeek Badmus Busari, Adeyinka Afolabi Adeoye and Sulaiman Isah.
According to the charge sheet, the defendants, and many others presently at large were said to have committed the alleged offense on 17th September, 2019 during WASSCE examination by licking exams questions to candidates through online platforms, thereby aided cheating as well as causing disorderliness.
It stated that the offence was contrary to and punishable under section 1( d) and punishable under section 1 (2) (c) of the examination malpractice Act .1999.
The trio, however, pleaded not guilty to the four -count charge, bordering on conspiracy, breach of peace and examination malpractice leveled against them, as defence counsels, Kehinde Ajibola, Dolapo Awoyemi and Temitope Ayodele, jointly applied for bail for the defendants in the most liberal and affordable terms.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Security(DSS) prosecutor, opposed the bail application by urging the court to remand the accused persons for the purpose of concluding investigation.
The Magistrate, Mrs Adijat Oloyede, therefore, ordered that the defendants should be remanded at correctional centre .
The case was then adjourned till January 9, 2020 for hearing.