DSS arrests six UI staff

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Six staff of the University of Ibadan, UI, have been handed over to the Department of the State Security, DSS, by the Vice Chancellor the institution, Professor Idowu Olayinka over their involvement in examination malpractices.

Daily Trust reports that the Director of Communications of the institution, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the development involving staff of the Department of Distance Learning Center on Monday.

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Accordingto him, the director of the centre alerted the Vice Chancellor of the involvement of the said staff in corrupt activities in the school.

A source in the school also told the daily that those affected were arrested for allegedly helping in smuggling scripts for students writing examinations; fabrications of Computer Based Test results; falsification of clearance, mostly for students who have student disciplinary cases among others.

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The affected staff are; Edward Eborgu (Head of UI DLC software Unit); Kehinde Ajao (Head Student Support); Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media representative); Ademola Okunola (IT personnel); one Lanre (IT personnel) and David in the Director’s office.

“After they were arrested on Thursday last week, some staff have reportedly stayed away from the DLC center located along Sasha.

“When it happened, the director alerted the VC and Prof. Olayinka ordered their arrest.

“Officials of the DSS were invited to effect the arrests. They were found indulging in examination malpractices.

“The Vice Chancellor called on the DSS to engage in rigorous investigation and diligent prosecution to serve as deterrent to others,” Oladejo told newsmen.

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