Federal High Court in Akure Remands Four Individuals for Registration Impersonation and Exam Malpractice”

In a comical turn of events, a Federal High Court in Akure had no choice but to remand four individuals for their involvement in registration impersonation and examination malpractices during the 2023 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam in Ondo State.

The culprits, Timilehin Akinwale, Olayinka Mustapha, Peter Okereke, and Feranmi Adesuyi, found themselves in hot water for their participation in these bizarre acts. The first three defendants were charged with impersonation during the JAMB registration and examination held on February 15 at Aina Awaw International College in Ilu Abo, Akure, which served as a JAMB CBT center.

The charge sheet hilariously states, “That you Okereke Peter (m), 29 years, Akinwale Timilehin (m), 22 yrs, and Mustapha Olayinka Idris (m), 23 years on or about the 15th day of February, 2023, at Aina Awaw International College Illu-Abo, a CBT Centre for JAMB Registration and Examination, Akure, Ondo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court did impersonate Folarin Damlok, Kazeen Imisi Olamilekan, and Tijani Babatunde Sheun respectively during CBT JAMB registration.”

Adding to the amusement, Feranmi Adesuyi joined the impersonation club on April 28 at the Amable Nig Ltd CBT Centre in Owo during the 2023 JAMB examination.

Prosecuting counsel Moses Osimhen urged the court to remand the suspects at Olokuta Prison until the hearing date. However, the defendants’ counsel, Clement Falana and Austin Agbounghale, pleaded for bail, emphasizing the bailable nature of the offense.

Presiding judge Justice T. B. Adegoke, with a mixture of amusement and seriousness, ordered the suspects to be remanded at Olokuta Prison. The case was adjourned until July 12 for a full hearing, ensuring the court has enough time to digest the comedic aspect of the situation.

This peculiar incident serves as a reminder that impersonating someone else in an exam is not only a serious offense but can also land you in unexpected and entertaining legal troubles. The court’s decision to remand the individuals highlights the importance of upholding integrity in the education system and sends a clear message that such antics will not be tolerated.

As the case continues, it remains to be seen how the defendants’ legal representatives will navigate their clients through this light-hearted yet significant predicament. Until then, the four individuals will have plenty of time to reflect on the consequences of their mischievous actions within the walls of Olokuta Prison.