By Evelyn Usman
Policemen attached to Elemba Hausa division in Okokomaiko area of Lagos have arrested two bothers who specialised in forging results of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and provisional admission into universities and issuing such to unsuspecting candidates with an apparent view to extorting them.
Recovered from the suspects identified as Chiboy and Akwedemu Mark, were military and police identity cards, forged WAEC result and a letter of provisional admission into the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The duo were said to have met their waterloo after the elder one, Chiboy, said to have been tutoring a teenager who was to sit for the already concluded May/June WAEC examination on science subjects. Along the line, he was said to have cajoled the boyâ€™s father, one Mr Anekwe Okechukwu into believing he could facilitate his sonâ€™s admission into ABU, Zaria.
A letter of provisional admission purportedly from ABU was said to have been received by Mr Okechukwu recently, with the sum of N200,000 requested to be paid into an account of any branch of UBA as school fees and other requirements. Elated Okechukwu was said to have gone to pay the money at the bank, where it was discovered that the account was not that of ABU but an individual account.
Policemen at Ilemba-Hausa in Okokomaiko area were reportedly invited where Chibioy was arrested. During investigation, it was discovered that the WAEC result issued to Mr Okechukwuâ€™s son was also forged.
His younger brother Mark, was said to have gone to the station to effect his brotherâ€™s arrest on the pretext of being a military personnel.
â€œHe actually presented an Army identity card as he was accorded due attention. But his action became suspicions when he refused attempt that his commandant be informed. Further investigation revealed that he was not a military man after all and his confessional statement led to the arrest of two operators of a cyber cafÃ© in Okokomaiko where he said he printed the identity cards. His brother was also found with a fake Police identity card,â€ the command spokesman, Frank Mba revealed.