LAGOS: THE management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has arrested a man who operates a fake website of the council.
The suspect, Raheem Abiodun, and his accomplice are believe to have been using the fake website to defraud candidates.
The council claimed that the suspect was responsible for the selling of fake examination questions and answers to candidates siting for its exams.
WAEC Director of Administration, Stephen Taiwo, said it took a joint effort between the council and several security agencies to apprehend the suspect.
He said that the suspect is believed to have been in the business for more than a year and may have made millions from the act.
Taiwo said the suspect was arrested when he went to withdraw part of the money paid into his account.
Also speaking on the issue, the Council’s Deputy Registrar, Schools Examinations, Olajide Adebayo, explained that the council only noticed the fake website last February on the Internet and had since then been monitoring its activities.
According to him, the suspect alongside his accomplice used the platform to extort the unsuspecting candidates with a promise to providing them with examination solutions.
He said that the council has handed over the suspect to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and prosecution.