BY ONOZURE DANIA
Lagos — A 43-year-old LASU student and one other were, Tuesday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s court over alleged examination malpractice.
The suspects are Bruno Aire Ehidiamen, 43 and David Onuche, 35.
The defendants who were docked before Magistrate Eniola Fabamwo, are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, examination malpractice, forgery and impersonation.
Examination malpractice is punishable with 10 years imprisonment under the criminal law.
The police prosecutor, ASP Police Barth Nwaokoye, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offence on August 15, 2013 at about 4 pm at Agidingbi area of Ikeja, in Lagos.
He said the defendants conspired together to cheat and engage in examination malpractice.
Nwaokoye said with intent to cheat at the examination, the defendants forged Lagos State University, LASU, examination docket.
He also said that Onuche unlawfully assisted one Ehidiamen to write the LASU final year Faculty of Law examination.
The prosecutor claimed that Onuche impersonated by falsely representing himself as Bruno Aire Ehidiamen to write the examination.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to section 409 and punishable under section 378 (2) of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2011. However, when the charges were read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Fabamwo granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two surties in like sum and adjourned the case to October 16, 2013.