4 In Police Net Over WAEC ‘Rogue Websites’
Smart kids are using their smartness to get into trouble.
Four young men, relying on their horned technology skills decided to clone the WAEC website and used it to defraud unsuspecting candidates.
The suspects, Chijioke Modestus, Samuel Onwurah, 20, Patrick Nwodo, 30 and Okon Joseph were arrested by personnel of the Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit at different locations.
The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that Modestus, a 300-level computer science student of Michael Okpara University, Umudike, was arrested at Umuahia, Abia and confessed to have collected 70, 000 Naira from his victims.
Onwurah, who was arrested in the Kutunku area of Gwagwalada, Abuja collected 90, 000 Naira from his victims while Nwodo, who was arrested at Abakpa Nike in Enugu, also collected 40,000 Naira from his victims.
The spokesman explained further that Joseph, a 200 level Public Health student of the University of Calabar, who was arrested in Calabar collected 120, 000 Naira from his victims.
Moshood, said that officials of WAEC reported to the police after they observed that some persons were soliciting for candidates sitting for the examination, to pay money into their bank accounts for solved answers to questions.
According to the police spokesman, the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation, while efforts would be intensified to arrest other operators of the websites.