A part-time examiner at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Mr. Olanrewaju Kayode, has been sentenced to a 20-year jail term for committing examination malpractice.
Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, found Mr. Kayode guilty of all charges preferred against him.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in a statement, said that Mr. Kayode had been arraigned in June 2016 on a 5-count for allegedly collecting sums of money from five students of the institution and attempting to assist them to alter and secure higher examination scores on different scripts written outside the Examination Hall.
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Mr. Kayode, a part-time examiner assessed and marked students’ examination scripts of the Department of Accountancy at the Polytechnic.
Justice Abdulmalik gave the judgement after ICPC’s Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Aderonke Bisi-Balogun proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Kayode committed all the offences leveled against him.
She stated that the convict was to serve four years jail term on each of the five counts bringing the total to 20 years imprisonment.
“The sentence is to run concurrently commencing from 20th June 2016, the first day of his arrest”, the statement added.